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Illinois State, Heartland to see grants supporting TRIO students

MCLEAN COUNTY (HOI) — Illinois State University and Heartland Community College have been awarded part of a $1.5 million grant for TRIO Student Support Services.

ISU is receiving $309,457 and Heartland is getting $275,104.

According to a release from Congressman Rodney Davis, the SSS grants are used for programs that increase college retention and graduation rates among traditionally disadvantaged students.

“The Student Support Services program has a strong track record of helping disadvantaged students succeed in college and I'm proud to support it," he said. "The colleges and universities I represent have told me how important this funding is to helping some of the most vulnerable students become successful."

"I look forward to seeing them put these dollars into action."

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