Grant will provide TRIO Upward Bound with five years of funding to help a minimum of 84 students from 8 schools in the Copper Country Intermediate School District to find their path to college.
The U.S. Department of Education announced that the TRIO Upward Bound program at Finlandia University will receive a federal grant to help more low-income students, who would be the first members of their families to earn a bachelor’s degree, to prepare for and enroll in college. Hosted [...]
Finlandia University TRIO Pre-College and Student Support Services staff recently participated in the Michigan College Access Programs and Personnel Annual Professional Conference spanning two full days and delivered in a virtual format on May 17 and 18, 2021. The 50th anniversary of the state TRIO organization makes it one of the first state TRIO chapters in the country to charter a formal chapter.
Ten professionals from Finlandia’s TRIO programs attended the MI-CAPP Annual Spring Conference and participated in the 50th Anniversary [...]
TRIO Talent Search at Finlandia University met 100 percent of their Annual Performance Report objectives, set by the U.S. Department of Education, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, TRIO programs must complete an Annual Performance Report (APR) to assess the grantee’s progress in meeting its approved goals and objectives and to determine a grantee’s prior experience (PE) points in accordance with the program regulations.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 72 percent of the high school seniors served by [...]
19 students from the Copper Country ISD, Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD and Forest Park Schools have been awarded scholarships to attend Summer Youth Programs at Michigan Technological University. Active participants in TRIO Talent Search 9th, 10th and 11th grades were encouraged to apply. Each scholarship is valued at $1000, which covers the cost of registration, room & board, transportation and any lab fees.
“STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is everywhere in the world around us and continuously expanding [...]
Emily Cibulka, Brian Irizarry and Catherine Jordan join college and career-access focused program at Finlandia University
The first six months on the job have been a busy one for TRIO Pre-College Programs Director Dave Kamrad. In addition to taking on his new role leading the annual TRIO Upward Bound summer program, Kamrad was charged with bringing in three new staff members to key roles. Late in summer he had completed the process, bringing in highly qualified [...]
Dave Kamrad recently accepted the position of Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs at Finlandia University. Kamrad has been with the University for nearly 30 years.
“I have seen a lot of good that these programs can do for our students,” Kamrad said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build relationships with schools and students to see sustained success for our programs.”
Kamrad has been with the university since 1988, moving from TRIO Student Support Services to TRIO Upward Bound in 1993 and [...]
TRIO-TS, a grant funded program hosted by Finlandia University that assists students in 16 local schools who come from modest income homes and/or will be the first person in their family to attend college. Starting this year, TRIO-TS will be running an 8th grade Mentoring/Tutoring Program, featuring college students as the mentors/tutors. Time commitment ranges, with a minimum of 2-2.5 volunteer hours/month.
Requirements for students looking to fill the mentor/tutor role are:
Responsible college students enrolled in a local university in good academic standing [...]