Become a THRIVE SSS Scholar
Thrive Student Support Services
Fall 2023 Info Sessions
Dates Coming Soon
Students who meet program eligibility requirements to become THRIVE SSS (Student Support Services) Scholars benefit from free and consistent access to friendly, committed and highly trained personal coaching and academic support staff.
- Student Success Award (grant funding application)
- Community-building activities
- Financial and economic literacy development
- Graduate and Professional school admissions preparation
- Career preparation
- Academic tutoring and support
- Commit to active participation in the program during your time at Rutgers
- Meet with a success coach once per academic year
- Participate in two skill-building workshops or events per semester
- Attend scheduled tutoring and mentor sessions provided exclusively for THRIVE SSS Scholars
THRIVE SSS Program Services
Application Process & Frequently Asked Questions
What is THRIVE SSS?
THRIVE Student Support Services is a federally-funded program designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and low-income students, as well as students with a disability. In addition, THRIVE SSS is charged with supporting students' academic and personal development, increasing financial literacy, and assisting with post-graduate planning.
What does THRIVE SSS do for students?
THRIVE SSS helps students raise their academic achievement, actualize their personal and academic goals, and graduate on time. This program provides undergraduate students with a host of services such as tutoring, workshops, and career and academic coaching in one-on-one and group workshop formats.
Am I eligible for THRIVE SSS?
To qualify for THRIVE SSS a student must be a U.S. citizen, or a national, or a recipient of federal financial aid (proof of residency required). In addition, students must be first-generation, and/or low-income, and/or have a documented disability.
First-generation college student means:
- A student neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree;
- A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree; or
- An individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or an adoptive parent.
How long would I be a Scholar in the program?
Enrolled scholars remain in the program until graduation or transfer to another institution.
What are the program requirements for scholars in this program?
Enrolled scholars are required to maintain regular participation in program services each year. Services include one-on-one appointments, workshops (synchronous or asynchronous), and events. See Canvas for more information (enrolled Scholars-only).
How do I sign up for appointments, tutoring, or workshops?
Please contact our office for details. Enrolled scholars can sign up for services via the program page in Canvas.
How do I contact someone in the program?
The main office is located in A-Wing 3rd Floor Lucy Stone Hall on the Livingston Campus. To reach our department administrator, call 848-445-4038. Send email inquiries to email@example.com.
Students are encouraged to apply during their first and second year at Rutgers–New Brunswick. However, we glady welcome enrolled Rutgers- New Brunswick students in their 3rd and 4th year.
Step 1: Learn about THRIVE SSS and understand the eligibility requirements Complete the THRIVE SSS Eligibility Self-Assessment in order to determine if you are eligible to apply!
In order to be part of our Thrive SSS Program students need to meet ALL of the following requirements:
a) Citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.
b) Enrolled at Rutgers-New Brunswick or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term.
c) Have a need for academic support in order to pursue a postsecondary education program.
AND ONE of the following eligibility criteria:
1. A low-income individual (see guidelines here);
2. A first generation college student; OR
3. An individual with documented disabilities.
Step 2: Submit your application
Step 3: Submit financial documentation for income eligibility review
Applicants will receive an email with a secure upload link that allows them to submit one of the acceptable documents.
Step 4: Sit for an THRIVE SSS Interview
Eligible applicants will receive an invitation to schedule an interview with the program staff. We look forward to meeting you!
Step 5: Complete Scholar Orientation
Accepted applicants will complete orientation to meet the staff, join the THRIVE SSS page in Canvas, and sign up for services. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our Staff
Senior Program Coordinator
Senior Program Coordinator
Lucy Stone Hall, A327
Phone: 848- 445-4017
THRIVE SSS (Student Support Services) - TRIO Program
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall, A321
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.