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Emergency Contact Info
Dependent Students live with and are supported by, parent/guardian unless living away to attend school.
Independent Students are either 24 yrs. old, married, have children, U.S. Veteran, or in Foster Care, Ward of the Court/Emancipated Minor
Does/did either parent with whom you lived before your 18th birthday, have a Bachelor's (4-year) degree?
Do you have a federally recognized disability?
Disability information must be verified with the Disability Support Services Office.
Need For Academic Support
Although your responses will not be judged on structure, be conscious of content, presentation, and take time to formulate well-written responses, as they will help us determine whether you are a good candidate for the TRIOSSS-ASPIRE Program. You may write directly in the box below or copy and paste a document into the box. Please note that your responses to these questions are a vital part of the selection process.
-How did you hear about our program?
-Why is attending college important to you?
-Applicants must have an academic need for services. What are the major educational challenges or life obstacles that could hinder your success at UM?
-Have you ever struggled for something and failed?
-How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
-How would your friends describe you?
-What would your current or former instructors say about your commitment and reliability?
-What three goals do you have for yourself as a UM student and as a TRIO SSS-ASPIRE participant?
-How will participating in our program impact your ability to succeed at the University of Montevallo and graduate with your Bachelor's degree?
-There are several eligible applicants applying for one remaining spot in TRIO SSS-ASPIRE. Why would you be the best candidate for this last spot?
-Tell us anything else that you believe we should take into consideration in evaluating your application to TRIO SSS-ASPIRE.
Release of Information
Please review and place your initials and date as indicated.
I give the TRIO SSS-ASPIRE Program permission to obtain, review and discuss my records with those concerned about my academic progress and success such as faculty, financial aid, Dean’s Office, and other appropriate offices. I also agree to allow my name and/or photograph to be used in newsletter, marketing/recruitment materials to recognize my academic success, involvement, leadership or graduation.
I agree to check in with the TRIO SSS-ASPIRE staff and to use the support I need to be successful. I am committed to earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of Montevallo and will inform the program immediately if I change my plans.
I certify the information given in this application is complete and accurate; and I understand that to make false or fraudulent statements within this application may result in denial of admission to the TRIO SSS-ASPIRE Program.