The Opportunity Scholars Program (Student Support
Services) is one of the five
TRIO Programs funded by the
United States Department of
Education. The Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP) is
designed to help first generation college students make the adjustment
to college life. Whether you have recently graduated from high school
or you have been out of school for a while and just returning, OSP can
help you make a smooth transition.
OSP helps motivate students to obtain a four-year
degree (and beyond) from the colleges of their choice. Through
academic advisement and developmental support, the OSP staff will
strive to provide students with a solid foundation on which to help
them succeed in college.
What Does OSP Have to Offer?
schedules, courses, grades, etc. are closely monitored each semester.
Individuals as well as group sessions are held with the students
to assist in time management, study skills, and test-taking skills.
offers students one-to-one, individualized tutoring. All tutoring
is monitored by our specialists and academic progress is charted.
Assistance is provided
to students in assessing their career plans and setting realistic
goals. Faculty members are consulted concerning students' career
choices and related course work.
College Transfer Assistance
to assist students in the transition to a 4-year university are
provided. College visits are offered.
OSP arranges on
and off campus cultural events for each participant.
provided to students in the completion of FAFSA, acquiring
scholarships, grants, and other means.
How Do I Qualify?
Two thirds of the program participants must be
first generation college students with financial and academic need.
The remaining 1/3 may either be first generation OR have financial
need OR be disabled. Click
here to print an OSP Application.