The College Reading Skills Program awards grant aid in the form of a scholarship. To be eligible, a participant must be a freshman or sophomore receiving a Pell Grant. Other factors may apply; students must meet with a program advisor in order to receive a scholarship application.

Eligible participants must complete several CRSP requirements before submitting an application. These requirements afford students opportunities to familiarize themselves with the campus community and to enhance academic, professional, cultural or personal growth. These requirements include:

Attending tutorials to complete a minimum of 15 sessions before the application deadline
Attending at least one financial literacy workshop
Attending at least one Professional Mentor Meeting
Attending at least one peer mentoring session
Completing at least one approved on-campus event (such as cultural events, theatre performances, or SDLI workshops)
Attending quarterly meetings with a program advisor

The College Reading Skills Program has been awarding grant aid since Fall 2001. In the 2010-11 academic year, the grant aid was converted to a scholarship format. The program is excited to continue offering such a valuable opportunity to students.