The University of Alabama understands that each student’s path to and through higher education is unique. The Capstone Center for Student Success is home to three support programs that serve a diverse group of students across a wide range of academic, social, and economic backgrounds.
Alabama REACH Program
assists current and former foster youth, legal orphans, youth raised in kinship/guardianship care, and homeless youth in becoming successful college graduates by providing academic and emotional support; referring students to university and community resources; assisting with applications for financial aid, scholarships, and housing; and developing a sense of community on campus.
First Generation Scholarships Program
provides scholarships and other resources to students that are the first in their family to attend college with a goal of building community and providing programs and services that support retention and academic success.
Student Support Services TRIO Program
supports first generation college students, students with limited family income, and students with disabilities through a focus on improving students’ persistence from year to year, academic performance, and completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Each program has its own eligibility criteria, but many students find a home and build a sense of belonging and support with multiple programs. This is accomplished through a combination of tutoring, coaching, and advising activities; scholarships and other financial support; one-on-one interactions and group programs; professional and career development; and holistic support to assist students in their transition to The University of Alabama and in their continued success through graduation.