Indian Hills GEAR UP Scholarship & Services

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 Indian Hills is excited to announce the IHCC Foundation GEAR UP Scholarship!  This $500 Scholarship will be awarded to any 2020 graduate from a GEAR UP high school who continues their Life. Changing. education at Indian Hills. This scholarship may be stacked with the $1,000 Connect 2 College concurrent enrollment scholarship and many other Foundation Awards.

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Indian Hills has also received an Iowa College Aid GEAR UP Iowa Grant to continue to offer services to all Gear Up students attending IHCC for the 2020-21 academic year.  Those services include:

  • Summer Bridge Program – July 27-30 AND August 3-6, 2020
    • This program will be virtually which will last 1 hour a day for 8 days. The subjects will focus on experiencing a college classroom environment, meeting IHCC instuctors, learning study skills vital for academic success, experiencing dorm life, completing your placement test and forming an achievement plan, and getting to know other students.

  • Student Success Coach
    • GEAR UP students will have their own full-time Student Success Coach who will provide advising and academic support specifically for GEAR UP students.

  • Monthly Success Workshops
    • GEAR UP students will be invited to monthly success workshops on topics such as financial literacy, effectively interacting with professors, how not to plagiarize and budgeting.
    • Workshops take place over the lunch hour and all meals are provided by the grant.

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Want to Connect with Us? Let's Talk!

Jennifer Rotole, Gear Up Advisor
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5336 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5336
Email: [email protected]