TRIO/Student Support Services is a federally-funded program that provides personalized academic advising and encouragement to students who are first-generation, income-eligible, or individuals who have a documented disability.
Goals for Students
- To develop a personalized program for college success
- To build self-confidence and leadership ability
- To develop and improve problem-solving, critical thinking, and study skills
- To broaden cultural experiences
- To foster peer relationships
- To build positive attitudes towards learning
- To participate in opportunities that will assist with resume-building
- To graduate from BHCC
- To transfer into a bachelor’s degree program
As a TRIO Program member, you will have the following opportunities
- Receive personalized transfer and academic advising and encouragement.
- Meet with a TRIO advisor to clarify your goals and identify any additional supports you may wish to pursue.
- Opportunity to apply for Grant Aid.
- Attend at least two TRIO TALK workshops each semester, covering a range of topics with the freedom to choose the workshops you believe will benefit you the most.
- Take advantage of participating in scheduled cultural events to theaters, museums concerts and other venues.
Why Join TRIO SSS at BHCC?
- Academic tutoring and peer mentoring
- Academic workshops and cultural events
- Financial aid advising and financial literacy education
- Develop stronger relationships with your peers, instructors, and advisors
- Graduate/transfer on time with access to resources from TRIO SSS
- Have access to help when you need it, and an office to support you in your college path
- Learn how to find scholarship opportunities to help you fund your college education
- Be a part of a Living Learning Community
Students qualify for the BHCC TRIO SSS Program by meeting one of the following three requirements:
- First-generation Status (the parent or guardian with whom the student resides has not completed a four-year bachelor’s degree).
- Low-income Status (a student’s family taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level).
- Documented disability (i.e. IEP in K-12 and/or accommodations from the BHCC Disability Services for a learning, physical, or mental disability).
- Have an academic need.
How to Apply
- Complete an ONLINE application
- Provide necessary supporting documentation
- Schedule an interview with an SSP staff member