Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on the news that the U.S. Department of Education is awarding FY 2015 Grants through the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program to several colleges and universities in New York’s 21st district:

“The North Country is home to many excellent institutions of higher education and I applaud the U.S. Department of Education for awarding these grants,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “As a Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ensuring that our students have an opportunity to achieve a college degree is a top priority of mine in Congress and I know these grants will go a long way to helping students succeed.”

The U.S. Department of Education announced TRIO awards for Fulton Montgomery Community College, Paul Smith’s College, SUNY Potsdam, Jefferson Community College, Clarkson University, SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY College of Technology at Canton.

For more information on the TRIO Student Support Services Program, click here.