AMP/TRiO trip

What is the AMP / TRiO Program? 

Funded by the federal TRiO – Student Support Services division of the Department of Education, the goal of AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential) is to provide St. Mary’s University first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities the resources needed to earn their degree.  

AMP / TRiO – Student Support Services is committed to helping students progress toward graduation and gain the necessary skills to continue their education or begin their careers.

6
Presidential Award winners
72%
First-generation and low-income students
94%
Students in Good Academic Standing

48%
Students with 3.0+ GPA
144
Students in the program
94%
Retention rate

AMP / TRiO Services 

Eligible St. Mary’s students have access to a wide range of college and career support services in an effort to aid in retention and improve graduation rates. All services are free for program participants. 

Academic Support 

  • Goal setting and course selection 
  • Tutoring and writing assistance 
  • Study groups 
  • Time management 
  • Study skills 
AMP/TRiO workshop

Financial Aid and Literacy 

  • FAFSA and scholarship application assistance 
  • Financial literacy workshops 
  • Financial aid assistance 

College/Career Readiness 

  • Time management and procrastination tools 
  • Performance anxiety reduction 
  • Research paper help 

Career Exploration and Preparation 

  • Job tours and shadowing 
  • Résumé and cover letter development and editing 
  • Professional networking opportunities 

Post-Grad Education Exploration and Preparation 

  • Graduate and professional school application assistance 
  • Entrance exam preparation 
  • Regional school tours 

Program Eligibility 

To participate in the program, St. Mary’s students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who meets one of the following criteria: 

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree) 
  • Be a student with a documented life-long disability 
  • Be a student who meets specific approved federal income levels (see chart below) 
Family SizeMaximum Income Level (Taxable Income)
1$19,140
2$25,860
3$32,580
4$39,300
5$46,020
6$52,740
7$59,460
8$66,180

Families with more than eight members or those living in Alaska or Hawaii, please contact Marcy LaBossiere, Interim Director of AMP / TRiO – Student Support Services, at mlabossiere@stmarytx.edu

AMP/TRiO graduate

Program Success 

St. Mary’s has already seen success for the students accepted into the AMP / TRiO program. Through academic and career advising, financial literacy, individual coaching and community building, our goal of helping disadvantaged students graduate is being met. 

Apply to the AMP / TRiO Program 

If you meet the requirements listed above and would like to be considered for the AMP / TRiO program, please complete the form below. 

Learn More 

Please contact Marcy LaBossiere, Interim Director of AMP/TRiO-Student Support Services, at mlabossiere@stmarytx.edu with any questions regarding the program. 

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