TRIO Access and Opportunity Programs
Upward Bound helps students preparing to enter college. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in high school and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.The goal of Upward Bound is to increase high school graduation rates to help more students graduate from college.
The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen students’ math and science skills, encouraging them to pursue degrees and careers in math or science.
The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.
Student Support Services (SSS) projects provide grant aid to participants who are receiving federal Pell Grants. The SSS projects also provide individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic information.
The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants.
The purpose of the TRIO McNair Scholars Program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to teach and research at the college level. In order to help students achieve those goals, the program sponsors and supports undergraduate experiences that lay the foundation for a successful graduate school experience. By fostering mentoring relationships, promoting undergraduate research, assisting with GRE preparation, and encouraging students to attend and present at conferences, we aim to produce highly competitive graduate school applicants who have the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in their programs.
Idaho Colleges and Universities Scholarship Web Pages