Faulkner State Community College has received $1,524,890 in federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Education to help maintain one of the College’s most imperative student programs: Student Support Services (SSS). The grant money will be used over the course of the next five years (2010-2015) to aid the program.
For the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the College received $304,978 to apply to services provided by the program. These services include counseling, career information, tutoring, academic advising, financial aid workshops, cultural enrichment, evaluation, transfer assistance and follow-up.
“This is such a great program for our students,” Dean of Federal Program Lena Dexter said. “With the money provided by this grant, we are able to help prepare our students for career planning and a successful future.”
Annually, Student Support Services serves 150 students who meet the following qualifications: students with academic potential who may be at some disadvantage because of a disability, students with low income and /or students of first generation college status (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree).
Students can refer to www.faulknerstate.edu for more information regarding Student Support Services.