Covid-19 Campus Community Information and SCC Keep Learning Student Resources

Due to the Covid-19 PandemicTRIO Student Support Services staff will be available remotely. You can contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-389-7381.

To schedule a phone or video appointment with any of our TRIO staff:

Faribault TRIO SSS campus phone or video appointment

North Mankato TRIO SSS campus phone or video appointment

Workshops & Events

  • University Tours: Tours of the University of MN and Augsburg scheduled for April have been cancelled
  • Living a Cheaper an Shabby Chic’er Life: Will be rescheduled for Fall 2020
  • Overcoming Anxiety: Rescheduled and will be hosted virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 31 from 12–1:00 PM. The presentation will be recorded and posted on D2L.
  • Buying a Car: Will be hosted virtually via Zoom on the original date, Wednesday, April 15 from 12–1:00 PM. The presentation will be recorded and posted on D2L.

TRIO Leadership Council 
Student leaders will continue to meet virtually this semester. TRIO Staff will connect with you about changes in meetings times. If you have questions, please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-389-7381.

TRIO Applications 
We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2020 semester. Visit https://southcentral.edu/TRiO/trio-application.html for more information and to apply online!

 

Upcoming Information sessions  

Please join us at an information session to see how you can benefit from the SCC TRIO SSS program.    You will learn how TRIO can benefit you directly:  a personalized student success plan, a personal advisor to help with the challenges you face while you pursue your education, and more!    Agenda for the session:  15-20 minute presentation, then lots of time for questions or to stay and complete an application on the spot.  Hope to see you there!

Need more information?

  • Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Please use the TRIO Online Application to apply.

TRIO is your pathway to success

SCC is the recipient of a 5 year federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant funded through the US Department of Education. The $242,136 grant will allow SCC to provide tutoring and support services to first generation, low income, and students with disabilities. The grant objectives include increased student retention, transfer and graduation rates.

Objectives of the TRIO SSS grant include a student staying in college, maintaining good grades and academic standing, transfering to 4 year colleges, and graduation. Strategies that will be incorporated into the program to achieve these objectives include:

  • Proactive Advising
  • Academic Support Services (tutoring, study skills)
  • Financial Aid Guidance
  • Assistance with FAFSA
  • Career Exploration
  • Leadership Development
  • Cultural Enrichment
  • Transfer Services
  • Personal Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy, like budgeting, scholarship search, etc.

From enrollment until graduation,
TRIO SSS students may receive assistance in the following areas:

Academic

  • Individual Student Success Plan
  • Academic advising
  • Monitoring of academic progress
  • Tutoring
  • Academic success workshops: time management/test-taking/note-taking/math skills, etc.
  • Academic involvement
  • Study skills development
  • Transfer planning
  • Computer skills assistance

Financial

  • FAFSA completion assistance
  • Review of financial aid awards
  • Financial literacy and budget management skills
  • Identification of alternative sources of aid
  • Scholarship search and application assistance

Personal

  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Academic and personal goal setting
  • GPS Lifeplan Modules: Career, Education, Finance, Leadership, Personal
  • Networking with faculty/staff
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Choosing a major
  • Resume/cover letter writing
  • Referrals to on and off campus resources
  • Stress management
  • Time management