Grant Writing and Program Evaluation

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next TRIO or GEAR UP Grant?

Study Smart Tutors provides specialized grant-writing and program evaluation services to TRIO and GEAR UP programs across the nation

Grant-Writing and Program Evaluation

TRIO and GEAR UP Grant Development
Student Support Services
Educational Talent Search
Upward Bound and Upward Bound M/S
McNair Scholars
Educational Opportunity Centers
Veterans' Upward Bound

New Program/New Director Start-Up

This service is designed for a new grantee or new director of an existing grant

Assistance with hiring of staff
Review project marketing materials and procedures
Assist in participant recruitment and selection
Develop record keeping structure
Initiate plan of operation procedures
Review evaluation methods and procedures

Annual External Evaluation/Compliance Assessment

Review of participant files
Review of evaluation procedures to determine progress for meeting objectives
Interviews with project staff and director to ensure understanding of grant requirements
Student surveys and focus groups
Parent surveys and focus groups


Our Experts

Heath Alexander

Director of Grants and Program Evaluation

What Our Partners are Saying

Grant Writing Testimonials

  • “If you are looking for a grant writer, who is a TRIO alum, is knowledgeable about the grant writing process, and possesses excellent proven grant funding track record then look no further – that person is none other than Heath Alexander. Over the years he has provided me with sound technical advice on grant writing for TRIO programs.”

    Ngondi A. Kamaṱuka
    Director, University of Kansas Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (TRIO/GEAR UP/EOP)

  • "Our institution lost both of our SSS and Talent Search grants in consecutive competitions, so I decided to seek the assistance of Heath Alexander to ensure our Upward Bound program didn’t see the same fate. As a result we received our first ever perfect score. Heath not only critiqued our grant but spent time with me and my staff to train us how to write the grant. He went above and beyond our expectations."

    William Tandy
    Program Director, Wayne State University Upward Bound

  • "Heath Alexander brings with him all the knowledge and experience expected of someone representing the interests of TRIO program grants at the national level. Perhaps more important, is his practitioner’s point of view when assessing the intricate and essential components of a strong application. Heath helped our staff understand that the Need, Objectives and Plan of Operation sections, are foundational pieces which set the tone for a strong document throughout. He is a TRIO alumnus and former TRIO program administrator who knows what the readers are looking for in a strong application.”

    Sergio Galvez
    Senior Director, California Lutheran University TRIO Upward Bound Programs

  • “Finding a trusted advisor to secure the future of your program and services for your students is an important part of the grant writing process. It’s nice to have the support of a professional who understands the application and requirements for funding”

    V. Kaye Monk-Morgan
    Director, Wichita State University Upward Bound Math & Science

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