EICC awarded larger-than-usual grant to help disadvantaged students
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ (EICC) Scott Community College (SCC) is excited to announce the college has been awarded federal funds totaling more than $1.6 million for a larger-than-usual, five-year grant. The grant funds the college’s TRIO Student Support Services program, with the award amount being $332,615 per year for the five-year period – an increase of more than $11,000 per year.
The TRIO program serves 190 students annually who meet the eligibility criteria of limited financial resources, first generation and/or students with disabilities, of which more than 66.4% of SCC students meet. SCC TRIO services enhance student success and increase persistence, good academic standing, graduation and transfer rates by providing an environment designed to support the success of all disadvantaged students.
“The TRIO program has been on the SCC campus since 1985 and we’re proud to say we will keep that going for another five years,” said Steve Cravens, Director of TRIO Student Support Services.
“What we do as a program is uplift those who may not have the resources, the know-how, or the support by offering support, the know-how and providing the resources students need to be successful. This grant will allow us to continue to provide the high touch services critical in helping our TRIO students to grow and prosper while at SCC and beyond.”
The strength of the program is in its intensive, proactive academic and personal support systems, including:
- Assistance in course selection
- Career pathways exploration activities
- Federal student financial aid information, scholarships and assistance in completing applications
- Financial literacy counseling
- Assistance in four-year institution admission
- Mentoring programs and personal counseling
- Cultural activities
- Learning style, study strategy and strength inventories
- Disability services
- Personal development workshops and referral services
- Summer Bridge program, Steps to Success course and first-year retention component
For more information about SCC’s TRIO Support Services, visit eicc.edu/trio or call 1-888-336-3907.
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- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.