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TRIO STEM Scholars Program


TRIO STEM Scholars is a federal TRIO Student Support Services program funded by a $261,888 grant administered by the US Department of Education. TRIO STEM is a part of the Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities in the heart of Boise State University’s campus in Boise, Idaho. We offer a multi-faceted support unit—offering academic assistance and encouragement for our eligible scholars. Our goal is to help students earn their four-year degree and develop into scholars that are well prepared for their future careers and/or graduate programs.

Our Goal

We believe students from all socioeconomic backgrounds should have equal opportunity to earn a post-secondary education. Our goal is to motivate and support students who are first-generation or limited-income or have a disability to pursue and attain a college degree. The Boise State University TRIO STEM Scholars Program is designed to help students achieve their dream of graduating from college with an undergraduate degree in a STEM field.


To be eligible for TRIO STEM Scholars, you must be a student working towards an undergraduate degree in a STEM field. You must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • First-generation college student, or
  • A financially limited college student, or
  • A student with a documented disability


  • Free individual tutoring for any freshman or sophomore level course
  • One-on-one advising
  • Academic development skills training
  • Career and major exploration
  • Social and cultural opportunities

Meet the TRIO STEM Scholars Cohort!

Since many of our students are still learning virtually, we asked all of the new TRIO STEM Scholars to submit a photo and a few fun facts about themselves, so that we can get to know them better!

Click the link below to see their photos and read more about them!

Learn more about the TRIO STEM Scholars here

Apply for TRIO STEM Scholars!

If you feel you, or someone you know, may qualify to be a part of the TRIO STEM Scholars Program please click the button below to apply.

Apply for TRIO STEM Scholars Here