TRiO Programs

Three federal programs help students enter college and succeed

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a free college preparatory program for students who come from a family where no parent in the home has earned a four-year college degree and/or the family taxable income meets the low income level guidelines set by the federal government. University of Nevada, Reno has sponsored federally funded Upward Bound programs since 1966. Currently three U.S. Department of Education TRIO grants fund college preparation activities for 175 high school students in Washoe, Douglas, and Lyon counties in Northern Nevada.

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TRiO Scholars

The TRiO Scholars Program provides qualified undergraduates with the academic assistance and support necessary to successfully complete a baccalaureate degree. Services are available at no cost to help participants achieve their academic goals. Limited financial assistance is also available to eligible participants. 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.

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McNair Scholars

The purpose of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is to increase the diversity of academic and administrative faculty on college campuses by preparing low-income, first-generation-in-college, and/or underrepresented students of color who have demonstrated strong academic potential for careers in teaching, research, or administration on college and university campuses.

Visit the McNair Scholars Program website