TRIO Student Support Services Participation Scholarship (for Freshman & Sophomores)

The TRIO Student Support Services Participant Scholarship is a supplemental award to the financial aid already provided by the University. It is intended to reduce loans and/or “unmet financial need” as determined by the University’s Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. Recipients are selected based on TRIO SSS project participation, financial need, credit hours, and availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an active* participant in the TRIO Student Support Services program ( and remain committed to actively participate in the TRIO Student Support Services Project for this academic year
  • Freshman or Sophomore status in Spring 2023
  • Awarded Pell Grant for Academic Year 2022-2023 (This begins the Fall Semester and runs through Spring and Summer 2023)
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits hours for Spring 2023
  • Have “unmet financial need” as determined by the University Office of Student Financial Aid, OR have been offered/awarded federal student loans without which there would be “unmet financial need.”
  • Currently in good academic standing (2.0 or higher cumulative GPA) with the University.
  • Students who have received an SSS award in the past will be considered if the terms of the participation agreement during past semesters were met and students are otherwise eligible.

*An active participant is a student who is enrolled in the current term at the University, has been selected to participate in the TRIO Student Support Services Program, has completed the required workshop, and met with their academic advisor to complete their Success Plan for the fall 2022 semester.

Varies - Minimum Pell Grant Award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please answer the following questions with as much detail as you can (min 250 words, max 500 words).

    What is your current educational plan (major, minor, career, etc), and what efforts have you made to ensure your success as a student within this plan? How has, or how do you envision, TRIO SSS supporting this plan?

  2. I am currently an active participant in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at the University of Utah.
  3. I have been awarded a Pell Grant for the Academic Year 2022-2023
  4. I am a Freshman or Sophomore (total credit hours are less than 60).
  5. To the best of my knowledge, for the 2022-2023 academic year I am receiving student loans and/or I have “unmet financial need” as defined by the University financial aid office.
  6. I will continue to be an active participant in the University of Utah TRIO Student Support Services Program throughout this semester.
  7. Number of credit hours to be taken Spring 2023:
  8. If awarded this scholarship, I agree to actively particpate in TRIO SSS, this includes a commitment to:
  9. Please upload a copy of your 2022-23 Financial Aid Award Letter
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