TRIO Student Support Services
For information call: 563-441-4074
The TRIO program is funded by the US Department of Education and designed to help students succeed in college. TRIO scholars outperform the average Scott students in:
- Higher average GPA
- Higher graduation rate
- Higher transfer rate
- Higher rate of scholarships awarded
- Academic Advising
- Financial Aid Assistance
- Career Exploration
- Transfer Assistance
- Study Facilities
How Can I Qualify?
To be eligible for services you must be at least a half-time student at Scott Community College and be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. You may be eligible if you can answer “yes” to any of the following statements:
- Neither of my parents has a bachelor’s degree (four-year college).
- I am eligible for financial aid.
- I am a student with a disability.
- I plan to complete a two-year degree and/or transfer.
While many students qualify for the TRIO program, spots are limited due to federal regulations. Apply early to avoid the waiting list.
How Do I Apply?
Complete and submit an application. Applications are available in Room 2013 at Belmont Campus and Room 208 at the Kahl Campus.
Once you submit the application you will meet with a TRIO advisor to determine if you are eligible for the program.
TRIO provides tutoring in math, English, science, study skills, and special areas upon request. Individual and small group tutoring is provided by professionals who are also Scott faculty members.
TRIO advisors provide comprehensive guidance throughout the entire academic planning process from determining their goals and creating a plan of study, to selecting courses and enrolling in classes.
Financial Aid Assistance
Students are informed of the various types of available financial aid and guided through the methods used to access this aid. TRIO Grant Aid Scholarships are provided to eligible students.
Students who have not made a firm decision on their career objectives are assisted through the information and assessments that will guide them in their career planning and decision making.
Students receive information about four-year institutions and can visit colleges and universities before making their transfer decision (within a 3 hour drive).
When completed, the StrengthsQuest assessment provides students with their top five talents and helps students develop these talents into strengths in academic life, as well as career life and beyond.
- Study area
- Computer area