Program Eligibility

Normandale TRIO/SSS scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or refugees pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Scholars must be incoming or currently enrolled Normandale students.

Program scholars must demonstrate academic need for services and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Low-income student: a student whose family meets federal income eligibility guidelines, as verified by Normandale Community College.
  2. First generation college student: a student where neither custodial parent/guardian has graduated from a four-year institution at the time of the student's enrollment in the TRIO/SSS program.
  3. College student with documented disabilities, as verified by Normandale's Office for Students with Disability (OSD).

Demonstrate a willingness to participate in TRIO/SSS activities including orientation, campus visits, one-on one advising, and success workshops!