Clyburn announces U.S. Department of Education grants in South Carolina

Jul 15, 2015

Columbia, S.C.  – South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn announces the recipients of the U.S. Department of Education new Fiscal Year 2015 grants.  It is anticipated that the grants will be for a total of five years.  There are 21 institutions in South Carolina receiving these awards totaling more than $5 million annually.

These awards were given to schools looking to build their TRIO Student Support Services.  TRIO programs are designed to identify and provide services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The recipients have presented potential programs that will serve students with intensive academic support, tutoring, counseling, career and cultural enrichment.  They also offer services for graduate school planning, financial and economic literacy and assistance with financial aid applications.

“I am pleased that so many colleges and universities in South Carolina will be receiving funding to develop their TRIO programs,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I believe it’s imperative for our colleges and universities to assist low-income individuals, first generation college students and individuals with disabilities.  These grants will allow schools to focus on providing important services, which will offer essential opportunities for success.”


Award Amount

Northeastern Technical College


Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College


Trident Technical College


University of South Carolina – Lancaster


University of South Carolina – Columbia


Winthrop University


Florence-Darlington Technical College


Central Carolina Technical College


Midlands Technical College


Lander University


University of South Carolina – Sumter


University of South Carolina – Upstate


Technical College of the Lowcountry


Morris College


Greenville Technical College


South Carolina State University


University of South Carolina – Salkehatchie


Clinton College


Claflin University


York Technical College


Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education