As a federally funded academic support program, TRIO is required to adhere to program
regulations based upon the Higher Education Opportunity Act (formerly the Higher Education
Students must meet ALL of the following requirements at the college level:
- Must be at least a half-time student at Scott Community College
- Be a United States citizen or a legal resident of the United States
- Demonstrate academic need-successful applicants must have a 2.5 college grade point average
- Demonstrate a commitment/ability to transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree
In addition, students must meet at least ONE of the following requirements at the federal level to apply for the program:
- First Generation Student
If neither of your parents has earned a Bachelor’s degree, you are considered a first generation college student.
- Lower Household Income
Household income must meet the below federal income guidelines.
Federal Income Guidelines Size of
48 Contiguous States, D.C.,
and Outlying Jurisdictions
Alaska Hawaii 1 $18,210 $22,770 $20,940 2 $24,690 $30,870 $28,395 3 $31,170 $38,970 $35,850 4 $37,650 $47,070 $43,305 5 $44,130 $55,170 $50,760 6 $50,610 $63,270 $58,215 7 $57,090 $71,370 $65,670 8 $63,570 $79,470 $73,125
- Documented Disability
If a student has a documented (physical or learning) disability, the student is; “Disability Eligible”. Documentation must come from SCC Disability Services Office.
TRIO Student Support Services Application
If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please call the TRIO Office at 563-441-4074.