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ASPIRE/Student Support Services

SSS Grant Aid Award

The ASPIRE/SSS Program was designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities. One of the ways we work towards achieving these goals is to provide freshman and sophomore participants (fewer than 60 credits) an opportunity to compete for additional financial assistance.

The Student Support Services Grant Aid Award is awarded to selected active freshman and sophomore (fewer than 60 credits) program participants at the University of Montevallo. Funding for this award is possible through a small grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is intended to:

  • Recognize those students who have maintained strong participation in the ASPIRE Program
  • Help reduce students' unmet financial aid need or their loan burden.
  • Improve academic success by helping reduce the number of hours students work.
  • Provide an incentive for students to make timely progress in their degree program and to successfully complete their General Education requirements.

On the condition that sufficient funds are available, applicants who satisfy all scholarship requirements will receive a Grant Aid Award. Award amounts will be determined by the ASPIRE program director and Student Financial Services and based on the applicant’s financial need. The funds are distributed in April of each year, upon verification of completed requirements.

Please speak with one of the ASPIRE staff advisers for more information about the SSS Grant Aid Award.

2012-13 Grant Aid Award Recipients

Taylor Chandler Catherine Ngigi
Kailey Goodwin Gabrielle Pringle
Jacob Guyton Charlette Simmons
Bria Hines Mauresha Waller
Paul Hunter Britney Williams
Elizabeth Jennings Stephan Young
Amy Mathews