TRIO-SSS at Southern Miss
TRIO-Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) at Southern Miss is a $1.3 million five-year U.S. Department of Education grant. Our mission is to provide academic assistance, advocacy, and individual support to eligible undergraduate students. We aid TRIO-SSS Scholars in maintaining good academic standing, successfully persisting in college, and graduating from Southern Miss. Scholars work with staff and peer mentors to identify and achieve individual goals and academic success strategies needed to accomplish them. TRIO-SSS is a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters the holistic development of each Scholar through exclusive access to tutoring, educational workshops, and other success-related services.
Learn More about TRIO-SSS
We appreciate your interest in participating in the Student Support Services Program. Use the links below to learn more about us!
Financial Literacy and Personal Advising
Private Computer Lab Access and Study Rooms
Student Success Skills Workshops
Familial and supportive environment and network
Cultural and Social Activities
In addition, TRIO-SSS may also provide Supplemental Grant Aid to currently enrolled first and second year TRIO-SSS Scholars who are Federal Pell grant recipients.
To be a TRIO-SSS Scholar, a student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and must be enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education stipulates that scholars must fall into one or more of the following categories:
A first-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college
A low income student as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
A student with a documented disability (learning or physical)
Additionally, students must demonstrate academic need with a GPA of 3.0 or less and an ACT score of 22 or less. Other academic need criteria may also be considered. The TRIO-SSS Program at Southern Miss is limited to serve 200 students.
In order to apply to TRIO-SSS at Southern Miss, stop by our office in McLemore Hall Room 201 to obtain an application.
Once your application and all required documents are properly submitted, your application will be processed. Once we receive your completed application, you will receive an email confirmation that we successfully received your application and pending your eligibility, and intake assessment will be scheduled.