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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) empowers students to succeed at Inver Hills and transfer to earn a four-year degree by providing academic advising, guidance in the transfer process, and a positive community of support. SSS is one of the federally-funded TRIO programs that provide a pathway to higher education opportunities and success. If you are planning to graduate from Inver Hills and transfer to earn a bachelor's degree, TRIO SSS could be a great fit for you!

First Generation Scholarship

Inver Hills and the TRIO Student Support Services program celebrate our first-generation college students! First-generation students are trailblazers who demonstrate creativity, resilience, and resourceful in navigating higher education.

The First Generation scholarship rewards first-generation students for using their creative and artistic abilities to express their experiences. Applicants should submit a response to the question, "How has being a first-generation college student affected your college experience?" using the application linked below.

Finalists from the entries will be selected and shared. Inver Hills will host a public vote to determine the winners of the scholarships.

Learn more about this scholarship on Inver Hills News.


  • First Place: $1000 scholarship for fall 2021
  • Second, third, fourth, and fifth place: $500 scholarship each

Application information

Using art in all forms painting, drawing, writing, music, dance, and any other media, we invite students to answer the question.

Note: To submit an application, use <YourStarID> and your StarID password to sign in.


Please send scholarship questions to

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