Mar 25 2005

Graham Announces $7.1 Million for South Carolina Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced colleges and universities throughout South Carolina will receive more than $7 million dollars in TRIO Student Support Services grants. The funds are used to offer support services to increase the retention and graduation rates of low-income and first generation college students, and college students with disabilities. Award recipients include: Central Carolina Technical College- $220,000 Claflin University- $267,986 Clinton Junior College- $123,750 Florence-Darlington Technical College- $220,000 Greenville Technical College- $372,365 Lander University- $220,000 Midlands Technical College- $267,986 Morris College- $268,570 Northeastern Technical College- $241,668 Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College- $278,292 Piedmont Technical College- $271,074 South Carolina State University- $235,689 Spartanburg Methodist College- $236,967 Spartanburg Technical College- $263,283 Technical College of the Lowcountry- $267,986 Tri-County Technical College- $285,169 Trident Technical College- $314,273 University of South Carolina/Beaufort- $265,711 University of South Carolina/Salkehatchie- $228,531 University of South Carolina/Columbia- $318,380 University of South Carolina/Lancaster- $244,650 University of South Carolina/Spartanburg- $267,986 University of South Carolina/Sumter- $267,986 University of South Carolina/Union- $234,229 Voorhees College- $234,229 Williamsburg Technical College- $220,000 Winthrop University- $220,000 York Technical College- $271,062 The grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####