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  • SC4's TRIO - Student Support Services gives personalized support to help students succeed in college. The goal of TRIO is to help students graduate with either an associate degree or certificate and then transfer to a four-year college or university.

    Students who qualify for TRIO are first-generation college students (neither of your parents graduated from a four-year college) or eligible for federal funding such as a Pell Grant or have a documented disability.

    TRIO is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. SC4 was awarded this highly competitive grant for the first time in 2010 and received a second grant in July 2015. Click here to read more.

    • Program benefits
      • Personalized academic advising
      • Individualized and group tutoring
      • Help with career planning
      • One-on-one mentoring
      • Priority registration for SC4 classes
      • Help applying for financial aid
      • Transfer planning, including visits to selected college/universities
      • Specialized workshops
      • Cultural enrichment activities
    • Program requirements
      • Must be an SC4 student
      • Meet regularly with the TRIO staff
      • Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average
      • Maintain a 67% course completion ratio
      • Complete a financial literacy module each academic year
      • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
      • Register for and Pass SD 140 (College Success-TRIO only section)

      Eligibility

      A student must be a U.S. citizen, a national, or otherwise a legal recipient of federal financial aid and be.admitted and/or enrolled as a student at SC4. In addition, applicants must be first-generation college students, and/or low-income, and/or have a documented disability.

       

      • Income guidelines
      •  TRIO income requirements

        For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii.

        The term “low-income individual” means an individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the poverty level amount.

        The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150% of the family income levels established by the U.S. Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 22, 2015.

        Source: U.S. Dept. of Education

      • How to apply
      • Cost

        There is no cost to students who qualify. Our TRIO program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education and by SC4.

        How to Apply

        TRIO Student Support Services is funded to serve 140 students. Eligible students may apply online via the SC4 Portal once they are accepted as SC4 students.

        Students may also visit Room C101, College Center. Upon completion and submission of the TRIO application, TRIO staff will review the application and schedule an interview. Each student selected for participation must attend the TRIO Orientation (designed for new TRIO participants).

        Note: The SC4 TRIO Program will ensure equitable access and participation to students regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, disability, age, and/or sexual orientation.

         For additional information on the SC4 TRIO SSS Program, contact the TRIO office at (810) 989-5801.

         

      • Mission and Vision
      • Mission Statement

        The central mission of the TRIO-Student Support Services program at St. Clair County Community College is to provide enhanced academic and other support services to students who are low-income, first-generation and/or students with disabilities. Our goal is to increase retention and graduation rates among its participants, positioning them to graduate in a timely manner and exit the college well-prepared for continued success in their academic and/or career pursuits.

        TRIO VISION

        TRIO-Student Support Services at St. Clair County Community College will be an exemplary program providing a transformative undergraduate experience to a diverse student population who may come from disadvantaged circumstances. Our approach is strengths-based, informed by best practices, and focused on exceptional service to students and the success of students which is best measured by graduation.

         

      • Who we are
      • Read about the Warner family, succeeding at SC4 with the help of TRIO:

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        Read their story 

         

          Watch what TRIO can do for you:

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      • SC4 TRIO staff
      • Room C101, College Center
        St. Clair County Community College
        323 Erie St.
        PO Box 5015
        Port Huron, MI 48061-5015 
        Phone: (810) 989-5801
        trio@sc4.edu
        Thompkins Gerald

        Dr. Gerald Thompkins

        Director of TRIO-Student Support Services  

        (810) 989-5637
        gothompkins@sc4.edu

         Brown Jessica

        Jessica Brown

        TRIO Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist  

        (810) 989-5803
         jdbrown@sc4.edu

        Hengehold Amy

        Amy Hengehold

        TRIO Program Coordinator

        (810) 989-5801
        ahengehold@sc4.edu
      • Students can apply for TRIO once they are enrolled at SC4.

        Details:

        Room C101, College Center
        (810) 989-5801
        trio@sc4.edu