ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Enterprise State Community College has received two Federal TRIO Grants adding to the TRIO Grants that the student support services at ESCC have been receiving for 40 years.

The grants serve mostly first-generation college students or low-income students, helping the students from start to finish.

The grant offers tutoring, counseling, encourage transfers, computer labs, and multiple training events for students every semester.

Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

One of the new grants is the Educational Opportunities Center Grant which is geared toward adult students who are age 19 and up who are looking to pursue post-secondary education.

The second grant is the Talent Search Grant geared toward teaching high school and middle school students those necessary skills.

“The road to it is different for everyone,” Enterprise State Community College Dean of Students, Kassie Mathis said. “So you may have a student that is an adult student that wants to get a credential pretty quickly, get a certification and get to work. Then you may have that student that finished high school and doesn’t know what I want to do next, so I am stopping here and now I want to get back in college.”

Federal TRIO Grants take about a year to obtain and these two grants will take effect in the fall of 2022.