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 – August 3-6, 2020
    • Students may live on campus and attend sessions during the day on note-taking, studying for an exam, financial aid and shadow current Indian Hills classes.
    • All meals, activities and housing are provided by the grant.

  • 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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Jessica Chickering, Program Director, Student Support Services/Educational Opportunity Center
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5133 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5133
Email: [email protected]