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Office of TRIO and Outreach Programs

Office of TRIO and Outreach Programs

End of year photor of Immokalee high school CROP and Scholars students

Uniting Together to Provide Access to and Successful Completion of a University Education.

Student Support Services, a Federal TRIO Program, is an educational opportunity outreach program designed to motivate and support college students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  It provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education.   2017 SSS Spring Graduates holding GRAD letters
College Reach Out Program is a State of Florida grant-funded program designed to prepare middle and high school students to successfully pursue and complete a post-secondary education. The program targets future first-generation college students currently in grades 6 through 12. The program also motivates students to develop basic learning skills, strengthen parent and student understanding of the benefits of postsecondary education, and foster personal and career development through supplemental instruction.  

College Reach Out Programs Students

Scholars Program was founded in 1989 by former Fort Myers High School junior, Christian Duffus, as a way to promote and reward academic achievement among minority students.  Scholars Program has expanded to embrace minority and “situational-at-risk” students at elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Membership is open to all students who embrace the Scholars Program philosophy and ideas of academic excellence, leadership, service, and citizenship.

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  Scholars Program


The Talent Search Program strives to identify and assist 6th-12th grade students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Talent Search staff will work with eligible students as they plan and prepare for postsecondary education through a variety of activities at the school site and on the FGCU campus.   Talent Search

TRiO and Outreach Programs
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

McTarnaghan Hall, Room 202
Phone: (239) 590-7834
Fax: (239) 590-7947

For individuals needing assistance due to a disability, or for alternate formats, please contact FGCU Adaptive Services at 239-590-7956, or by e-mail at   If hearing or speech-impaired, contact FGCU using Florida Relay at 711.