These federally funded programs prepare low income, first generation, or disabled Americans for college. You’ll find the guidance and inspiration you need to succeed in college. Participants must meet income and other eligibility requirements to participate. Learn more here: Federal TRIO Programs.
Over the years, the TRIO programs and opportunities have expanded beyond the original three:
Educational Opportunity Centers primarily serve displaced or underemployed workers with 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 with 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 low-income student 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.
Upward Bound Math/Science Regional Center offers college preparation and counseling in math, science, and technology for students pursuing careers in math and science.