As Chancellor, there is nothing I enjoy more than seeing our UC Davis students succeed. After all, that is what the university is here for. Whether through mentoring or student support services, there is no greater gift we can offer our students than tools to help them reach their goals. At UC Davis, we have a wide array of services to assist students from all socio-economic backgrounds and experiences.
One such service was in the news recently with the announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that it is renewing a $1.2 million dollar grant to continue funding the TRiO Scholars program. The TRiO Scholars Program, also known as the Student Support Services program, supports students from low-income families, are the first in their families to attend college or who have disabilities. The program has great value and not only supports students, but also brings together as part of a nurturing community.