U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced more than $600,000 in federal grants for the Student Support Services Program at SUNY Ulster. The funds announced today are the sum of two annual U.S. Department of Education awards: one for $347,108.00, that will allow SUNY Ulster to serve 230 low-income and first-generation college students, the other for $261,888.00, which provides the school with resources to support 100 students with disabilities.
“I am pleased to announce Student Support Services funding that will help SUNY Ulster provide critical resources for students facing systemic barriers to higher education. Specifically, these federal grants will bolster the university’s programming that assists learners as they adjust to life in college by providing specialized academic counseling, helping students transfer to four-year institutions, and career coaching to secure good paying jobs after graduation, among other services,” said Delgado. “I will continue to do everything I can at the federal level to help a broader number of students succeed in the classroom.”
“SUNY Ulster is fortunate to have advocacy and support from Congressman Antonio Delgado in our receipt of two U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services grants, as one of two colleges in NYS to receive two federal grant awards. The College’s TRIO Student Support Services Program promotes student success with the goals of increasing the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of those enrolled. Services provided include highly individualized academic, career, financial, and transfer counseling to 230 low-income and first-generation college students as well as 100 students with disabilities. Thank you to Congressman Delgado for helping SUNY Ulster continue to serve our students with additional support to aid in their success,” said Dr. Alan P. Roberts, President, SUNY Ulster.
Student Support Services (SSS) are one of eight TRIO programs at the U.S. Department of Education to help economically disadvantaged students access higher education.