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TRIO scholarship winners named

Black Hills State University students Cyndi Tschetter, center, and Stella Broome, right, submitted winning essays that earned them TRIO scholarship awards for next fall. Sharon Hemmingson, right, student support services director, reviews the writing contest information with the winners.

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Tschetter, a junior elementary education major from Spearfish, won a $500 scholarship, and Broome, a senior biology major from Takini, won a $150 book certificate. The BH students were asked to write an essay detailing the impact their participation in the Student Support Services program had on their college careers. TRIO refers to three programs : Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services. The TRIO label was born under the 1968 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act which brought the three programs under one umbrella. Today, however, the TRIO program is really five programs. The Higher Education Act of 1972 included Educational Opportunity Centers and the McNair program as part of the total offering.