Your success is our goal!
Project Succeed offers free student support services to 160 eligible Northwest College students each year. Our mission is two-fold: to help our participants stay in college in good academic standing until they graduate or transfer and to help ensure an institutional climate supportive of our students.
Our staff members strengthen our participants' efforts in college in these three areas:
- Academic success strategies
- Career and transfer assistance
- Financial literacy
We also provide access to peer and alumni mentors, our study skills development program, MAP-Works, visits to area four-year campuses, and equipment (laptops, calculators, and tape recorders), as well as individualized appointments with staff. And we award grant aid to eligible participants to help defray the cost of attending college.
We know that students who early on in their college experience secure a major, a career path, academic success strategies, and a good system to manage their finances are the ones who then effectively set and complete appropriate and attainable goals for their education and career. The earlier a student joins Project Succeed, the better!
Over two-thirds of the students at Northwest College are eligible for our project, but we are funded to work with only 160 of them each year. A student who joins our project can stay with us until graduation and/or transfer to a four-year college.
On the whole, our participants outperform eligible students who do not join our project. In many cases, they also outperform those students who are ineligible to join our project. Our project has a long and impressive track record of exceeding our U.S. Department of Education objectives for persistence, good academic standing, graduation, and transfer. This is due, of course, to the hard work and dedication of our participants who work closely with our staff toward empowerment and are motivated to succeed.
Project Succeed is a Student Support Services federal TRiO program funded by a continuation grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Additional funding has also been provided by the University of Wyoming’s College Access Challenge Grant to purchase student and staff access to MAP-Works.