TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Scholars Program

Julie Story, Ed.D.
117 Ulmer Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-3847


What is TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)?

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program serving first-generation college students and students who meet other eligibility guidelines from freshman year through graduation.

The goals of the TRIO SSS Scholars program are to boost students’ grade point averages and rates of remaining in college until graduation.

Who Qualifies?

Qualifications for TRIO Student Support Services are regulated by the federal government.  To be eligible, students must permanently reside in the United States and meet at least ONE of the following criteria: 

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent or guardian received a bachelor’s degree)
  • Have limited income, according to federal guidelines
  • Have a documented disability

Students can also have academic or personal need. Please click on the eligibility link or contact a TRIO SSS representative if you are uncertain whether or not you qualify.

How Do Students Apply?

Upon acceptance to LHU, students can apply for the TRIO SSS program.  After the application has been submitted and reviewed, students will be contacted regarding its status.  We welcome meeting with prospective students during LHU Summer Orientation Days!

TRIO SSS Application

Why Should Students Participate?

Students who are selected for the TRIO SSS program gain valuable access to university life skills.  The transition to higher education is often difficult and confusing.  As a program participant, a student is offered additional resources that promote success.  Faculty and staff from TRIO SSS are involved in teaching, consulting, and advising to address student needs.

Obligatory Information (but not labelled as such):  TRIO SSS is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education, in the amount of $300,628 to give 230 eligible LHU students additional resources for success in higher education from freshman year through graduation.  It is supported by additional funding and services from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Contact Us

Student Support Services


Administrative assistant

Ms. Marianne Guinter
SSS Administrative Assistant

Contact Our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
(570) 484-2027

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