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MHCC TRIO College First Program

Program Description

The TRIO College First Project is a federally funded grant by the U.S. Department of Education since fall 2006.

The mission of the TRIO College First project is to identify eligible youth with the potential for postsecondary education and encourage them to complete high school and enroll in the college or university of their choice.

The purpose is to identify, select, and deliver educational, career and cultural services to six- hundred students from 6th grade through 12th grade who are from low income families and whose parents have not graduated from college.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Between 50% and 75%