Federal grant awarded to help Concord students – Beckley Register

Concord University has received a grant of more than $265,000 to help first-generation and low-income college students succeed in school.

The $266,049 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will renew funding for the school’s Robert E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement program, TRIO. 

TRIO is a set of federally funded programs helping first-generation and low-income students succeed in college. 

More than 8,300 students in West Virginia participate in TRIO, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins’ office. 

Jenkins said TRIO helps first-generation and low-income students at Concord University succeed by providing tutoring, support services and career counseling. 

Jordan Nelson