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TRIO Student Support Services

  • TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that helps first-generation, low income, and students with disabilities with demonstrated academic need to overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. The goal of the program is to increase retention, graduation and transfer rates from two-year to four-year institutions of eligible students. TRIO/SSS is available to 160 SCC students who have applied and have been accepted each year.

    To qualify students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Be a first-generation student (neither parent is a four-year college graduate)
    • Be within the Federal TRIO Program low-income guidelines
    • Be a qualified individual with a documented disability
    • Demonstrate academic need.
    As a TRIO/SSS student, you will be assigned an academic counselor to help you succeed in college.
    • You and your counselor will jointly develop an Individual Success Plan.
    • TRIO/SSS students have access to intensive academic advising, personal counseling, mentoring, laptop computers, the textbook lending programs, and assistance with transferring to four-year colleges.
    • TRIO/SSS students benefit from personal assistance in applying for and managing financial aid, as well as TRIO/SSS grant aid to those that qualify.
    • TRIO/SSS students have the opportunity to participate in guided career exploration and job shadowing.
    • TRIO/SSS students have the opportunity to take part in special off-campus cultural activities, leadership and campus visits with other TRIO/SSS students.
    Special topics in SSS workshops:
    • Study skills
    • Stress management
    • Leadership
    • Time management
    • Recognizing and developing your strengths
    • Money management
    • Developing a resume
  • Contacts

    Tanya Jarchow, M.Ed.

    TRIO Director

    Beatrice Campus
    Room K252 

    Tel: 402-228-8228

    Toll Free: 800-233-5027

    Ext: 1228

    Fax: 402-228-2218

    Rachel Sommerer

    TRIO SSS Retention Specialist

    Milford Campus
    Eicher Technical Center Rm: 100Q

    Tel: 402-761-8235

    Toll Free: 800-933-7223

    Ext: 8235

    Fax: 402-761-2324

    Gay Mason

    TRIO SSS Retention Specialist

    Lincoln Campus
    Room H-1

    Tel: 402-437-2766

    Toll Free: 800-642-4075

    Ext: 2766

    Fax: 402-437-2541