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 rat
  • Higher transfer rate
  • Higher rate of scholarships awarded



How Can I Qualify?
How Do I Apply?

The program offers a variety of services to enhance students’ potential for successfully completing their educational program of study including:



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.

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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.

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Tutoring
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.

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Academic Advising
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.

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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.

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Career Exploration
Students who have not made a firm decision on their career objectives are assisted through th einformation and assessments that will guide them in their career planning and decision making.

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Transfer Assistance
Students receive information about four-year institutions and can visit colleges and universities before making their transfer decision (within a 3 hour drive).

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StrengthsQuest
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.

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Study Facilities

  • Study area
  • Computer area

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