Vincennes adds schools to Project ASPIREE program
Vincennes University is adding several new schools to the Project Achieving Success through Participation In Reaching Educational Excellence, or ASPIREE, program.
The university says the federally-funded grant program is adding underrepresented students from Washington Catholic Middle School, Washington Catholic High School, and North Daviess Jr/Sr High School.
The program supports individuals from income-eligible backgrounds or potential first-generation students and is free for students as part of a TRIO Talent Search Program supported by the U.S. Department of Education.
“Project ASPIREE staff work together as a team to provide services to income-eligible and first-generation college students at our member middle and high schools,” Project ASPIREE Director Kim Fields explains. “We are proud of the work we do assisting students and their families with exploring career and postsecondary opportunities related to career interests. We help them find ways of making their dreams come true.”
The university says the program offers ACT/SAT waivers, SAT/ACT prep, test registration assistance, and college application fee waivers, as well as workshops, assistance with college applications and general financial literacy.
Project ASPIREE currently serves about 600 students at schools including Barr-Reeve Middle/High School, Dugger Union Junior/Senior High School, and Shoals High School and Middle School, among a variety of others.
Middle school and high school students in Daviess, Martin, and Sullivan counties can connect to more information and apply by clicking here.