TRIO

No matter where you’re coming from, we want to help you get where you’re going. That’s why we partner with the U.S. Department of Education to provide services for students from all backgrounds.

TRIO-Student Support Services

What is TRIO?

TRIO is a group of federal programs that help overcome barriers to higher education. These programs may be right for you if you are a:

  • First generation college student and/or
  • Pell Grant eligible and/or
  • Have a documented disability

At STLCC, you can participate in two programs: Student Support Service and Upward Bound.

Student Support Services

Stay engaged and finish your degree with Student Support Services. As a part of the program, we’ll help you build confidence and persistence through:

  • Academic Advising: Let us assist you in selecting the right courses to fit your career and/or transfer plans.  Our advisors will help you identify helpful electives, required courses and pre-requisites that will help you reach your goal.
  • Tutoring: Receive  one-on-one tutoring or preference when scheduling a session at our TRIO tutoring centers for free.
  • Paying for college: Let us make college even more affordable by helping you find and apply for aid, grants and scholarships.
  • Career exploration: Let us help you explore your potential by connecting you to career resources.
  • Personal assistance: This service guides you through the stressful parts of college with advice in time and money management, stress reduction, conflict resolution, leadership skills and teamwork development.
  • Academic assistance: We’re here to help you master the art of being a student. We can help you improve your note taking, test preparation and exam skills.
  • Transfer planning: This is just your beginning. Come meet with an adviser for help planning your next step and creating a seamless transition to a four-year university.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound offers academic enhancement activities that provide high school students with the motivation and academic skills necessary to successfully complete high school and enter post secondary education.  Upward Bound offers two components:

  • Academic:  During the academic year, students will attend classes two Saturdays a month targeted towards academic and personal development at the St. Louis Community College – Forest Park campus. 
  • Summer Enrichment:  Consisting of a six–week academic enrichment program,  Upward Bound students take classes at the St. Louis Community College – Forest Park campus and participate in cultural and recreational activities.  Students who successfully complete the program will qualify to participate in the Upward Bound Bridge component.  Students that successfully complete the bridge component may earn up to seven college credits that are transferable to the college of their choice.

How to apply?

Does this sound like a program you would benefit from? It’s easy to see if you qualify, and we’ll help you through the process.

Even if you don’t meet the federal requirements, our team will help you find other on-campus assistance that works for your individual situation.

Visit our TRIO offices on campus and you won’t leave empty handed:

 

 

Location:

SC 228

Hours:

8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday 

Director: 

Rosita Lewis, RDLewis@stlcc.edu

For more information, call 314-513-4293.

Location:

SC 221

Hours:

8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday

Director:

Jamie Bolar, jbolar@stlcc.edu

For more information, contact us at 314-644-9032.

Location:

SC 202

Hours:

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday 
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday

Director:

Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu

For more information, contact us at 314-984-7381.  Evening appointments available by request.

Location:

G 311

Hours:

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Two Saturdays per month, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Director:

Carolyn Jackson, cajackson@stlcc.edu

For more information, contact us at 314-951-9482.

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