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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 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 does being a First-Generation College Student affect you? Please creatively show what it means to you." 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. By the student submitting their work, they are agreeing to have it displayed for a public vote.

First Generation Scholarship criteria:

  • Student must be a First-Generation College Student meaning neither their parent(s) nor guardian(s) held a Bachelor's degree while the student was in high school
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and remain in good academic standing for Spring, 2022 semester
  • This scholarship is designed for students to use the creative arts to answer the question through poetry, prose, dance, vocals, any art form, etc. this list is not exhaustive and we encourage students to explore different ways to express themselves.
  • Standard scholarship essays will be disqualified.

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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