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Spring 2018 Participant Application

If you are serious about earning a degree from Pueblo Community College (PCC), TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) can help.  We serve 220 PCC Pueblo Campus students per year.  If the program is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and admitted when participant numbers permit.
PCC's TRIO SSS program is funded by a United States Department of Education grant. Total funds for 2017-2018 - $340,265.00. 
The goal of TRIO SSS is to help students graduate with a degree within four years.  It provides holistic support to 220 TRIO SSS participants each year, with a wide range of FREE services, to include:
  • academic, financial aid, career, and transfer advising;
  • student success workshops and coaching;
  • 1:1 tutoring;
  • scholarship application assistance;
  • leadership development;
  • cultural, career and community events;
  • volunteer opportunities;
  • 4-year University transfer tours;
  • resume assistance;
  • mock interviews;
  • letters of recommendation;
  • advocacy;
  • personal support;
  • and much more!
Students participate in TRIO SSS throughout their enrollment at PCC.  It is expected that participants meet with their TRIO SSS coach and engage in program activities each semester.

Who qualifies?

Applicants must:
  • Be enrolled in courses at the PCC Pueblo Campus;
  • Have previously earned a High School Diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED);
  • Be a citizen or an eligible permanent resident of the United States or meet the requirements to receive federal student financial aid;
  • Demonstrate academic need;  
Applicants must also have at least one of the following apply:
  • You have limited income (meet federal low income guidelines);
  • You have a documented disability (verified through PCC's Disability Resources office or approved medical documentation)
  • You are a first-generation college student, defined as:
  • (1) A student neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a 4-year Bachelor's degree, or
  • (2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a 4-year Bachelor's degree, or
  • (3) An individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or an adoptive parent.
Competitive applicants include:
  • Students with a cumulative 2.0 Grade Point Average or higher
  • Students who have completed at least 67% of their attempted credits
  • Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year University
  • Students enrolled in 9+ credits/semester
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