TRIO Rising Scholars Program


TRIO Rising Scholars (TRS) is a federally funded TRIO Student Support Services grant program located 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 Mission

We believe students from all socioeconomic backgrounds should have equal opportunity to earn a post-secondary education. We assist students in the transition from being a typical college student to a scholar who is well-connected, engaged, and heading down a path of success.


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To be eligible for TRS, you must be:

  • A 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.

Apply for the TRS Program!

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

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