Alisha Wein, a participant in TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at Lock Haven University, was one of five college recipients awarded a $750 scholarship by the Pennsylvania Association of TRIO programs on October 19, at a recognition banquet in Ligonier, Pa. A junior majoring in sport administration, Wein has achieved the dean’s list and student-athlete honor roll. She is also an LHU TRIO SSS Scholarship recipient.
While maintaining several jobs, Wein has developed into a leader at LHU, serving as a student ambassador, recruiting students for admissions, acting as a mentor for LGBTQ and sport administration students, attending various leadership seminars and served as past vice-president of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), which she is now the president. She also is a member of the Multicultural Advisory Board and the student representative for the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.
An advocate of LGBTQ students on campus and in the surrounding communities, Wein was awarded the President’s Award for Distinguished Work in LGBTQ Leadership in the spring. Wein will graduate in the summer of 2018 and plans to become a collegiate track and field coach and own a non-profit organization supporting youth.
Wein was nominated for the scholarship by Dr. Julie A. Story, director of the LHU TRIO SSS Program and president-elect of the Pennsylvania Association of TRIO programs. According to Story, the goals of the federal TRIO programs are to provide comprehensive assistance that can boost students’ grade point averages and rates of remaining in college until graduation.
“For Alisha, the PA TRIO Scholarship will help to reduce the cost of college, which is another goal of TRIO programs,” Story said.
The LHU TRIO SSS Program is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education in the amount of $300,628 to give 230 eligible LHU students additional resources for success in higher education from freshman year through graduation. It is supported by additional funding and services from Lock Haven University.
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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.
Photo caption: Shown are Dr. Julie A. Story, left, director of the Lock Haven University TRIO SSS program and president-elect of the Pennsylvania Association of TRIO programs, and Alisha Wein, PA TRIO Scholarship recipient.
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