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Sierra College gets federal grant

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Sierra College has just received notification that it is the recipient of a five-year federal TRIO Student Support Services grant for a total of $1,098,855. The first year funding of $219,771 will allow Sierra to provide tutoring, mentoring, and overall academic/personal support services to first generation, low income, and students with disabilities. The grant is designed to increase college retention, graduation and transfer rates for high risk students. For more information on the TRIO program go to http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html.