TRIO SSS graduation scholars reception

We're here for you!

Work with an advisor in a one-on-one setting and get to know them on a first name basis.

We help you do your best

Set specific and measurable academic goals designed with just you in mind. TRIO SSS offers you opportunities to develop and build leadership skills so you grow both academically and outside of college.

We help you figure out college

Get help with financial aid forms and applications to colleges. Meet and build relationships with other students through TRIO SSS activities. These fellow students who are pursuing their college and career dreams just like you!

Our students get better grades, they transfer, and they graduate!

TRIO SSS students get better grades, are more likely to achieve their educational goals, and graduate with their BA than similar students who aren't in the program.


What do we do?

  • New Student Online Orientation
  • Tutoring Resources
  • Academic Advising and Priority Registration
  • Leadership Skill Building
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Success Workshops
  • College Visits & Transfer Advising
  • Test-Taking & Study Skills Help
  • First-Generation College Support
  • TRIO SSS only Computer lab
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance
  • TRIO SSS Grant Aid

group of TRIO students
St. Louis University



Typical campus visits:
  • Buena Vista University
  • Culver-Stockton College
  • Iowa State University
  • Mt. Mercy College
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Western Illinois University
Leadership activities:
  • Team Building Events
  • Iowa TRIO Student Leadership Conference
  • Iowa TRIO Day at the Capitol
  • Campus & Community Volunteer Events

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TRIO SSS Stressbusters

TRIO students

Western Illinois University

TRIO students spelling out IOWA with their arms and bodies

University of Iowa

Eligibility Requirements

Are you...

  • A United States citizen or permanent resident?
  • A first generation college student (neither parent has a Bachelor’s degree?)
  • You meet federal income guidelines (PELL eligible)?
  • You work with the Accessibility Center on campus?
  • Enrolled in credit classes?
  • Planning to transfer to another college after SCC to get your Bachelor’s degree?
  • Looking for ways to make the most out of college?

Apply for TRIO SSS

Student Resources


The more you know the less you'll owe. Learn more about managing your tuition, budget, and bills. 

Visit the GradReady website

SCC Foundation Scholarships

The SCC Foundation provides over $250,000 in scholarship assistance to SCC students every year. Apply once and the right scholarship will find YOU. 

Apply for Scholarships


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Student Lingo

Online help with study skills, test taking, writing, and more can be found at Student Lingo. 

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Questions? Contact us

West Burlington Campus

Room 213
(319) 208-5159

Keokuk Campus

Room 101
(319) 313-1998


Sibyl McIntire

Sibyl McIntire
Project Director
West Burlington & Keokuk: (319) 208-5158

Project Administrative Assistant
Phone: (319) 208-5159


Sarah Schwartz

Sarah Schwartz
Project Advisor - West Burlington
Phone: (319) 208-5157

Stefanie Ball

Stephanie Ball
Project Advisor - West Burlington
Phone: (319) 208-5161

Lisa Latham

Lisa Latham
Project Advisor - Keokuk
Phone: (319) 313-1998