Summer Bridge Program (START) Application

TRiO Application

Student Support Services/TRiO at PRCC
Summer Bridge Program (START) Application 2024
Students Transitioning to Academic Success & Responsibilities at The Community College (START)
June 26, 2024 – July 25, 2024

All Summer Bridge (START) applicants must be enrolled PRCC students and be approved as eligible for Student Support Services/TRiO. Please be aware that the START Program is limited to the first 30 eligible students enrolled. 

SECTION A

PERSONAL INFORMATION


1. Applicant Information


Address:

2. Parent/Guardian/Spouse Information (who we will contact)


Parent/Guardian/Spouse Address:

3. Ethnicity (required for reporting purposes; does not determine acceptance):


4. Citizenship:


SECTION B

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION


1. Income Data


b) FAFSA

2. Family Educational Background


3. Disability Verification


4. Reference Person

Please provide information for one contact, not a close relative, we can speak to
regarding your potential for academic and personal growth:


SECTION C

ACADEMIC INFORMATION


SECTION D

OTHER INFORMATION


SECTION E

PERSONAL ESSAY QUESTIONS


Type your answers on a separate sheet of paper, with your name, and email to us, at cbonnette@prcc.edu, or upload them below.
1. Besides financial challenges, what academic or personal challenges do you think you will face in college & why?
2. Why do you think you should be chosen for the Student Support Services/TRiO START Program?
3. How do you see the Student Support Services/TRiO START Program assisting you in reaching your goals?
4. What steps (if any) have you taken to prepare for college?

SECTION F

INFORMED CONSENT


I authorize Student Support Services/TRiO (SSS) to gather information concerning my academic progress and financial aid status. To verify income information, FAFSA documents on file with Financial Aid will be reviewed for the program’s income requirements. I understand that this information will be used in determining my eligibility for SSS activities and programs and will be kept strictly confidential. I grant permission to SSS to gather information for follow-up whenever appropriate. I am aware that SSS reports to the Department of Education in accordance with their grant funding regulations. I certify that the information provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree to provide documentation upon request to verify the information reported. I am aware that personal information provided to SSS is protected under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

*NOTE: If you are a member of a two-parent household, both parents must sign this application or it will be considered incomplete.

SECTION G

APPLICATION DEADLINE/MAILING ADDRESS:


Deadline Information:
Application packets must be received before May 31, 2024, and must be complete to receive the fullest consideration. All applicants will be notified of their status in the Student Support Services/TRiO Summer Bridge Program (START), as soon as possible thereafter.

Email any required documents to cbonnette@prcc.edu by the application deadline.

Questions? Please call or email:

Mrs. Carlette Bonnette, Bridge Program Coordinator 
Student Support Services/TRiO
PH: 601-403-1356 or 985-261-1030
Email: cbonnette@prcc.edu

OR

Jennifer Cottrell, Academic Success Advisor
Student Support Services/TRiO
PH: 601-403-1043
Email: jcottrell@prcc.edu

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.