TRIO programs are federally funded by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs are designed to prepare low income, first generation or disabled Americans to begin and complete college. Many students find the guidance and inspiration they need to succeed in college through being active in a TRIO program. Participants must meet income and other eligibility requirements to participate. Federal TRIO Programs.
While there were originally three TRIO programs, the opportunities have expanded to include the following:
Educational Opportunity Centers primarily serve displaced or underemployed workers. The Centers provide academic, personal and career counseling for individuals who plan to enter or continue a college education.
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program encourages doctoral study by providing service to first-generation, underrepresented college students. Named in honor of the astronaut who died in the 1986 space shuttle explosion, this program enables students who participate to take part in research and provides faculty mentors.
Student Support Services contribute to the success of low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities. Participants receive advising, counseling and tutoring, and may take remedial and developmental classes.
Talent Search programs serve middle and high school students and provide counseling, skill development support and academic information on college requirements, scholarships and financial aid programs. Students are encouraged to complete high school and pursue a college education.
Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for high school students from low-income families where neither parent has graduated from college. It provides academic tutoring, counseling and skill development for students in areas of reading, writing, mathematics and science. Programs are designed to foster the skills and motivation needed to succeed in college.
Upward Bound Math/Science Regional Center offers students college preparation and counseling in the areas of math, science and technology. The program encourages and inspires students to pursue careers in math and science.
See below for each campus' TRIO program contact information.
Two-Year UW Colleges
UW-La CrosseRonald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program