Hoeven: Department of Education Awards $220,000 to Sitting Bull College

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $220,000 to Sitting Bull College. The funding, part of the Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program, seeks to provide academic and general support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled college students in order to increase graduation rates, create a climate that will facilitate these students’ success and help them transfer from two-year to four-year colleges.              

"Education is critical to helping our young people unlock opportunities and build a better life for themselves and their children,” Hoeven said. “This funding will support the educational endeavors of students at Sitting Bull College so they can gain the knowledge and tools they need to be successful in life.”

In July, Hoeven announced that the Department of Education awarded nearly $2.5 million to Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Minot State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Mary and the University of North Dakota as part of its TRIO SSS Program.