Catalog 2022-2023 
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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Programs

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College Center, Room 220, 970.339.6372

Program Directors

Lean Schaer - TRIO Support Services (SSS) Classic

Liz Schoenleber - TRIO Support Services (SSS) STEM


TRIO SSS Classic and Stem Program’s mission is to develop and equip historically underrepresented student populations with the skills, experiences, and academic practices that will assist participants in achieving their educational goals and becoming strong contributing members of society.

We will accomplish this by providing and referring participants to these services: 

  • Intensive academic advising
  • Academic coaching and tutoring
  • Transfer preparation
  • Learning opportunities for financial and economic education
  • Support and information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Our Two SSS Program include:

  • TRIO Classic Grant: Supports, serves and encourages students who are considering pursing a wide variety of degrees and certificates at Aims Community College
  • TRIO STEM Grant: Provides academic support, resources, and opportunities to participants who are looking to pursue an academic career path with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and math.


Students benefit from the following free services:

  • Intensive and individualized academic advising 
  • Academic coaching and tutoring
  • Major and career exploration
  • 4-Year college transfer preparation and planning
  • Campus and community leadership opportunities
  • Cultural and civic engagement opportunities
  • Financial wellness education
  • Financial aid and scholarship advising

TRIO SSS Eligibility Requirements

  • Accepted to or enrolled at Aims Community College
  • Demonstrate the need for academic support;
    • Identify as a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and identify in one or more of the following groups;
      • Be financially limited according to federal guidelines
      • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree)
      • Have a documented disability


For more information, or to apply to one of the TRIO SSS programs, stop by College Center 220, contact us via phone at 970.339.6372, or visit our web page at