Apply to TRiO Student Support Services

How do I become a part of Student Support Services?

You apply! Every fall and spring semester, the SSS staff will post flyers around campus with dates for SSS New Student Interest Meeting. Sessions are offered two different days from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every hour on the hour. A student who is interested in applying needs to attend one of those hour sessions and then complete an application for our program.

SSS serves 160 SCC students each year by providing them with academic, social, and cultural support. This is a voluntary support service. Only by completing an application do you have the opportunity to secure a place in the SSS program. There is an interview and acceptance process after attending the SSS New Student Interest Meeting. Applicants will be notified by mail of their acceptance.


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What are the eligibility requirements to be accepted to Student Support Services?

Student Support Services offers a wide variety of services and resources to eligible college students. A student must be enrolled at Shawnee Community College and meet certain guidelines to be accepted to SSS. Students entering the program need to satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

  • Income Eligible (SSS Staff will verify in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education guidelines.)
  • Documented physical or learning disability. Documentation must be on file with the Special Needs Office at Shawnee Community College.
  • First-generation college student (meaning neither parent has earned a 4-year degree.)

What are the perks of being accepted into SSS?

  • Supplemental Grant Aid. Additional money awarded to students who are Pell eligible and meet certain requirements established by the SSS program.
  • Scholarships that are only available to active SSS participants.
  • Mentoring with SSS professionals.
  • Cultural Events and trips.
  • Career Workshops and advisement.
  • Transfer trips.
  • Computer Lab with Free Printing.
  • Transfer Workshops and advisement.
  • Study Skills Workshops.
  • Personal Enhancement Workshops.
  • Tutoring with professional and peer tutors.
  • Academic Advisement with an assigned SSS advisor.
  • Financial Literacy Workshops and advisement.

What are my responsibilities once I join SSS?

  • Be proactive, ask questions, and stay involved.
  • Meet with your assigned SSS advisor to schedule all fall, spring, and summer classes.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • What services you choose to use or not use is entirely up to you, but we highly encourage our students to participate and have fun enjoying the many great services this program can offer you.


Contact for More Information

TRiO Student Support Services Director – 1-800-481-2242 ext. 3236