NCC Gets $1.2 Million To Help Disadvantaged Students

Sheldon, Iowa — Through the receipt of a federal grant, Northwest Iowa Community College will continue to have additional opportunities to help insure student success. According to college officials, the college has been awarded the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Grant to continue its services for the next five years (through 2020). This represents a base award of $241,643 each year for a total of $1,208,215.
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Each student identified for the program will be given personalized assistance from grant staff in developing an individualized academic plan.

Laurie Edwards, Director of the TRIO SSS Program tells us what the program is all about.

Since 2001 NCC’s TRIO SSS program has helped 2,240 students with their educational needs and has awarded over $150,000+ in Grant Aid scholarships.

She says students have been asking if the grant would be renewed. She says that it’s a relief to finally be able to tell them, the TRIO SSS program will continue to offer the services they’ve come to depend on.

She says there’s a lot more to the TRIO program at NCC, and you can call her for all the details.

Northwest Iowa Community College is among a number of Iowa Colleges and Universities who will receive some federal funding to increase college access.

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