Montgomery College is one of only three organizations in Maryland to be awarded a TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (TRIO EOC) grant to improve adult college readiness. The College will receive $1,184,500 over a five-year period.

Working closely with several community partners, TRIO EOC will annually serve at least 1,000 first-generation, low-income, non-postsecondary education degree holders as well as veterans and their families in Montgomery County. The center will help guide eligible individuals through the college enrollment process including admission and financial aid applications, preparing for placement exams and registering for courses. The project staff will also provide academic and career counseling.

This is the fourth TRIO EOC grant the College has received since 2002.

“We are very grateful for the continuation of this federal grant that allows Montgomery College’s TRIO EOC program to continue its outstanding tradition of service to veterans and low-income families in Montgomery County,” said Melissa Gregory, associate senior vice president for student affairs at Montgomery College. “Over the past 15 years, TRIO EOC has helped thousands of county residents make their move to fulfilling their educational and career aspirations.”

In addition to assisting with the college enrollment process, the TRIO EOC will offer GED counseling and provide the Official Practice GED Test at no cost to participants. Other services include workshops and individual counseling to increase financial and economic literacy and basic economic decision-making.

For additional information please contact Montgomery College’s TRIO EOC program director, Ms. Beverly Coleman at 240-567-5644 or by email at Beverly.coleman@montgomerycollege.edu

 

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

 

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