UCC Receives $2.5M to Promote Enrollment, Opportunities for Students from Low-Income Families

UCC Receives $2.5M to Promote Enrollment, Opportunities for Students from Low-Income Families

ROSEBURG, Oregon – Umpqua Community College (UCC) has received a $2.5 million TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which will allow more middle and high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend college and succeed in graduation.

The grant is part of a Talent Search program and is considered for renewal every five years. It enables UCC to provide low-income and first-generation students expanded academic tutoring and advising opportunities. In addition, it helps enable more students to enroll and graduate from a college of their choice by providing oversight of academic progress, college test preparation, admission and financial aid assistance, and career counseling.

“We are happy to be able to continue to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students that will have the opportunity to attend college, stay in college, earn a degree and succeed with a future career,” Missy Olson, Asst. Vice President of Student Services.

In Douglas County, 590 low-income students or those who would be the first generation in their families to attend college can apply to be part of the program. The high schools included in the program are Roseburg, Douglas, South Umpqua, Sutherlin, Glide and Riddle. Middle schools include Fremont, Winston, Coffenberry, Sutherlin, Glide and Riddle.

The UCC campus is open for students to visit campus. To schedule a visit or learn more, call Mary Morris at 541-440-7765 or visit the UCC website at www.umpqua.edu/talent-search.

About Umpqua Community College

Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.


Mary Morris
Talent Search Program Director
Phone: 541-440-7765