TRIO Student Application 2020-2021
What is TRIO SSS?
TRIO Student Support Services empowers students to succeed at Inver Hills,
graduate, transfer, and be prepared to earn a bachelor’s degree to pursue their dreams. TRIO SSS provides personalized
advising, transfer planning, personal and leadership development, and a supportive, academically focused community.
What are the benefits?
TRIO students benefit from personalized, proactive advising that helps them develop goals, use campus and community
resources, and learn about opportunities to explore their passions and interests. In addition, students attend TRIO events
including: workshops on study skills, school-life balance, financial literacy, transferring, and applying for scholarships;
transfer visits to four-year colleges; and other special events designed to help them be successful and connect with other
committed students. With the support of these individual and community connections, TRIO students earn better grades,
graduate more quickly, and transfer at higher rates than community-college students nationwide.
Who is eligible to participate in SSS?
Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, accepted to or currently enrolled at Inver Hills Community
College, seeking an associate degree, and planning to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree program. Students must
also meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Income-eligible (guidelines set by U.S. Department of Education)
• First generation (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree)
• Eligible for accommodations for a disability (verified with IHCC Accessibility Resources)
w do I join the program?
To participate in TRIO, a student must submit a TRIO SSS application, attend an intake meeting, and be invited to join the
program. After you complete and submit this application, TRIO SSS Staff will email you regarding next steps.
ay’s Date ___________
tudent ID# ____________________________ Date of Birth ___________
Name (Last) ____________________________ (First) ___________________ (MI) ______
Preferred Name ____________________________
E-mail Address ___________________________ Phone Number _____________________
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other
Demographic Information (This section is optional, for statistical purposes only, and does not affect eligibility.)
nder: __________ I do not wish to identify
ace/Ethnicity: (Please check all that apply)
Hispanic/Latinx Native American/Alaska Native Asian
Black/African-American White Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
ith which cultural/national/tribal background(s) (e.g. Hmong, Irish, Lakota, Persian, Puerto Rican, Somali) do you
Is English your primary language? Yes No
hat other language(s) do you speak? _____________________________________________________