TRIO Programs

Trio LogoThe Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. Indian Hills Community College has four TRIO Programs operating on our campuses. 

See the four TRIO Programs at Indian Hills below, or click the Learn More link below each heading to read more about each program.

 

Student Support Services (SSS)

The Student Support Services program is designed to help students at Indian Hills as they work to achieve their educational goals. Assistance includes tutoring, basic skills classes, grants for financial aid, workshops, individual advising, and transfer assistance. There is an application process for this program.

Learn more about Student Support Services

 

Contact Us:

Student Support Services
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501 

Email:
 studentsupportservices@indianhills.edu 
Phone: (641) 683-5133 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5133

 

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) office helps lower-income, first-generation college students prepare for college, with services such as financial aid, counseling, career assessment, assistance with college applications (including schools other than Indian Hills), and more. These services are available for residents of a 22-county area in southern Iowa and northern Missouri. There is an application process to participate in this program.

Learn more about EOC


Contact Us:

Educational Opportunity Center 
Indian Hills Community College
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 113
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501 

Email: eoc@indianhills.edu
 
Phone: (641) 683-5315 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5315

 

Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search – (or ETS) – is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that helps middle school and high school students gain the knowledge and skills needed to graduate from high school and enroll in college. Two-thirds of ETS participants must be from economically disadvantaged families in which neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree, while the other third of participants can be anyone.

Learn more about Educational Talent Search

 

Contact Us:

Educational Talent Search
Indian Hills Community College
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 113
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Email: ETS@indianhills.edu
Phone: (641) 683-5315 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5315

 

Upward Bound

Grow Upward - Bound Forward! The Upward Bound program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.

Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a Bachelors Degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Our target schools include Albia, Cardinal in Eldon, Centerville, and Ottumwa.

Learn more about Upward Bound

 

Contact Us:

Educational Talent Search
Indian Hills Community College
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 113
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Email: ETS@indianhills.edu
Phone: (641) 683-5315 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5315