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GSU gets $1.1 million grant to assist disadvantaged students

Governors State University will use a $1.1 million TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a new GSU Education Opportunity Center.

TRIO is designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. It includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist targeted communities, and also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

In the past, popular programs have included Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Center, and McNair Scholars Program.

GSU was one of three Chicago area higher education institutions to receive the federal award and will . . .

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