Mailing Address:

          Project ASPIREE
          1002 North First Street
          Vincennes  IN  47591

Location:

          1019 North Fourth Street
          YB 029, Room 214B
          Vincennes  IN  47591

 

www.vinu.edu/project-aspiree

 

CHECK US OUT AT

ASPIREE@vinu.edu


 VU ASPIREE


@ProjectASPIREE

Program Director
Kimberly D. Fields
812-888-5062
kdfields@vinu.edu

Office Manager
Ann Mantuano
812-888-5063
amantuano@vinu.edu 

Welcome to Project ASPIREE  

Project ASPIREE participants and staff pose before boarding the Belle of Louisville steamboat for a cruise on the Ohio River during the 2018 summer high school trip to the Louisville area to tour the University of Louisville and Indiana University Southeast of New Albany. Also, participants went to the Louisville Slugger Museum.

What is Project ASPIREE

Project ASPIREE is a Federal TRIO/Talent Search program --- Achieving Success through Participation In Reaching Educational Excellence.
There are many challenges for students who desire to go beyond high school and on to college and Project ASPIREE can help. Project ASPIREE is a free national TRiO / Educational Talent Search program with the mission to mentor, teach and motivate qualified income-eligible and/or first-generation students from our target schools in overcoming these challenges. We are a 100% federally funded TRIO program at $291,264 by the U.S. Department of Education and serve nearly 600 students between grades 6 and 12 (ages 10 and 27) at high schools and middle schools in Daviess, Martin and Sullivan counties in Indiana and Lawrence County in Illinois . The most recent outcome study of Project ASPIREE students reveals 99% graduated high school while 81% advanced to some type of post-secondary education.

U.S. and permanent citizens are eligible who meet one of two other criteria: neither parent has earned a four-year college degree or the family household income does not exceed the federal guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education. Also, students must truly desire to do well in school and pursue a college education.

Our vision is to promote education equity in our rural areas. We give Project ASPIREE participants the opportunities, motivation and tools required to plan fulfilling lives in the 21st Century by succeeding in school and planning a college education.
All program services are free to participants and include:
• Career Exploration
• Academic Advising
• Financial Counseling and Literacy
• College Visits
• Social Enrichment/Cultural Activities
• Mentoring and more . . .

Mission Statement
The mission of the Project ASPIREE Talent Search Program is to assist qualified income eligible and/or first generation students to graduate high school and also to complete a program of post-secondary education.

Join today by completing the Project ASPIREE 2018-2019 Application

For the following schools:

Please contact Kim Fields at 812-888-5062 or kdfields@vinu.edu

For the following schools and the Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village:

Please contact Doug Carroll at 812-888-5896 or dcarroll@vinu.edu