First Place: $1,000 • Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Place: $500 • Fall Semester 2021
Inver Hills Community College and TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) held a First-Generation Scholarship Contest with five scholarship prizes to celebrate the college’s first-generation students. The scholarships are for fall semester 2021.
Eight Inver Hills first-generation students submitted their artistic work to the contest with the objective to answer the following question: “How has being a first-generation student affected your college experience?”
The college then held a public vote to determine the winners.
Here are the results:
1st Place: Sarah S.
2nd Place: Eden J.
Essay and video poem
“In Your Hard Times”
3rd Place: Hunter T.
Explanation and video
“First-generation students are trailblazers who demonstrate creativity, resilience and resourcefulness in navigating higher education. The new scholarships reward first-generation students for using their creative and artistic abilities to express their college experiences.”
TRIO Student Support Services Director
Travelers EDGE Director
Inver Hills Community College
4th Place: Tanya L.
5th Place: Christopher G.
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Inver Hills
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) empowers students to succeed at Inver Hills and transfer to earn a four-year degree by providing academic advising, guidance in the transfer process, and a positive community of support.
SSS is one of the federally-funded TRIO programs that provide a pathway to higher education opportunities and success. If you are planning to graduate from Inver Hills and transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree, TRIO SSS could be a great fit for you!
What does TRIO SSS provide?
- Personalized academic advising, career planning and major exploration
- College transfer planning
- Campus visits to four-year institutions
- Workshops on various topics, including study skills, financial literacy and time management
- Social and cultural events
Learn more about the First-Generation Scholarship Contest and TRIO SSS at Inver Hills by contacting:
TRIO Student Support Services