The TRiO Scholars Program is a federally funded Student Support Services (SSS) program operating on an annual budget of $327,916. Our grant allows us to serve 175 participants annually.
Our mission is to assist low-income, first generation students to overcome the cultural, academic, class, and social barriers to success in higher education and to assure that participants graduate from the university.
The University of Nevada leads the nation in the number of low-income, first generation students who enter the university and who graduate in four years. Best practices gleaned from the successful TRiO Scholars Program contribute to the record 90% graduation rate of low-income, first generation students. All graduates are well prepared for careers or for advanced study.