Bevill State Community College currently has eleven TRIO projects grant funded by the US Department of Education housed on its four main campuses. The mission of TRIO is to help low-income and potential first-generation college students enter and graduate college. Congress created the TRIO programs (originally there were just three) because it was determined that students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities, were less likely to achieve a college degree.
The mission of Student Support Services (SSS) is to provide services to low-income, first-generation college students or students with disabilities aimed at improving college persistence and graduation rates, as well as increasing transfer rates from 2-year to 4-year institutions. The Fayette Campus project serves 160 participants and Sumiton and Jasper Campuses serve 140 participants. The Hamilton Campus serves 140 students who are focused on careers in the science, technology, engineering, math, and health science fields (STEM/HS). New participants are selected each academic year to replace out-going participants. Applications can be obtained at the SSS office on each campus.
Fayette Academic Advisor
800-648-3271 ext. 5156
800-648-3271 ext. 5352
Jasper Academic Advisor
800-648-3271 ext. 5322
800-648-3271 ext. 5357
Hamilton Academic Advisor
800-648-3271 ext. 5113
800-648-3271 ext. 5417
Sumiton Academic Advisor
800-648-3271 ext. 5528
The Talent Search Program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue to the postsecondary school of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school drop-outs by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education.
800-648-3271 ext. 5213
800-648-3271 ext. 5177
The mission of Bevill State Community College is to make education accessible and affordable for its constituents and to provide opportunities for educational growth. The chief goal of the Bevill State Community College Upward Bound Programs is providing services to its participants that will assist them in preparing for and achieving success in an institution of higher learning. Selection criteria for Upward Bound participants include: low-income, potential first-generation college student, and academic need. Two-thirds of the selected participants must be both low-income and potential first- generation college student with academic need.
The Fayette program serves nine schools located within the five counties of the Bevill State Community College Service Area: Winfield High School in Marion County; Lamar County and South Lamar High School in Lamar County; Hubbertville, Berry, and Fayette County High School in Fayette County; Gordo, Pickens County and Aliceville High School in Pickens County.
The Hamilton program serves nine high schools in Lamar, Marion, and Winston County.
The Sumiton Campus serves nine high schools in Walker and Jefferson County. Those schools are Cordova, Corner, Curry, Dora, Minor, Oak Grove, Oakman, Parrish and Walker High Schools.
800-921-3177 ext. 5309
800-648-3271 ext. 5150
800-648-3271 ext. 5151
800-648-3271 ext. 5281
800-648-3271 ext. 5280
Pickens County Coordinator
800-648-3271 ext. 5635
The mission of Bevill State Community College is to make education accessible and affordable for its constituents and to provide opportunities for educational growth. The chief goal of the Bevill State Community College Upward Bound Math and Science Program is to provide services to its participants that will assist them in preparing for and achieving success in an institution of higher learning. Selection criteria for Upward Bound Math and Science participants include: low-income, potential first-generation college student, and academic need.
The Fayette program serves eight schools located within the nine counties of the Bevill State Community College Service Area: Brilliant and Marion County High Schools in Marion County; Lamar County and Sulligent High Schools in Lamar County; Berry and Fayette County High Schools in Fayette County; Pickens County High School in Pickens County.
Upward Bound Math & Science is a 100 % Federally Funded Project by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $257,500. It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, its Board of Trustees, and Bevill State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.
205-932-3221 ext. 5163
205-932-3221 ext. 5177
The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enroll in college or return to college to complete their degree. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. an important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including financial planning skills, and to assist in the financial aid and scholarship application process.
Other activities include: academic advice, personal counseling, and career workshops; information on college education opportunities and degree plans; help in completing applications for college admissions, testing, and financial aid; coordination with nearby postsecondary institutions for transfer; tutoring; mentoring; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specifically designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students, who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system or other disconnected students.
800-648-3271 ext. 5798
Education Specialist - Sumiton/Hamilton
800-648-3271 ext. 5162
Education Specialist - Fayette/PCEC
800-648-3271 ext. 5404