Jul 28 2006

Graham and DeMint Announce $3.1 Million in TRIO Grants for South Carolina Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced more than $3.1 million in TRIO Talent Search Program grants for South Carolina colleges and universities. The Talent Search Program helps individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds prepare for higher education by providing academic, career, and financial counseling. The program also encourages high school dropouts to re-enroll and complete their education. Grant recipients include: Claflin University- $220,000 Horry-Georgetown Technical College- $336,117 Midlands Technical College- $345,561 South Carolina State University- $220,000 Technical College of the Lowcountry- $330,804 Tri-County Technical College- $380,134 Trident Technical College- $382,216 University of South Carolina- $329,914 Williamsburg Technical College- $278,634 York Technical College- $301,656 The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####