Want to become a TRIO scholar?

TRIO program scholars must demonstrate academic need for services and meet at least one of the following program 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 Disabilities(OSD).

Participants must be willing to partcipate in TRIO SSS activities including an orientation, one-on one advising, and workshop attendance!

TRIO SSS Application- 2020

Apply to TRIO at Normandale Community College

TRIO Student Support Services is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you are interested, please click here and complete the application, by July 1st, 2022.  

Please be sure you have enrolled in at least 6 fall semester credits, and have submitted your FAFSA (financial aid) application to Normandale (, to improve your chances of being selected for the program.  PSEO and International students are not eligible to participate in the program. Students should also not be participating in similar programs such as the Academy of Math & Science.

Accepted students will be notified later this summer, and be able to begin meeting with their assigned coach at that time.

If you have any additional questions, please email or call our main phone at 952-358-8285.