How to Join TRiO Student Support Services

About half of Northwestern State's student population qualify for TRiO Student Support Services; the program selects about 100 new students each year. Students are selected to join Student Support Services after completing an application and an interview. Students must meet at least one, and preferably two of the following requirements for entry:

First generation, meaning neither parent graduated with a bachelor's degree from college;

Low Income, typically a student who receives a Pell grant; or

Disabled, referring to a physical or mental disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Applications for the TRiO Student Support Services program are available throughout the year on the Natchitoches campus in 243 Kyser Hall and on the Shreveport campus in the Nursing Education Building, Room LC 1333 with Mrs. Frances Welch. The application is also available by downloading here. If you have questions, you may call (318) 357-5901 for the Natchitoches campus and (318) 677-3063 for the Shreveport campus.  For more information regarding the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, please visit