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TRIO Programs

The TRIO Programs are Federal outreach programs designed to increase educational opportunities and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, primarily low-income individuals, first generation students, and individuals with disabilities. The TRIO Programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Education.

Over 1000 colleges, universities, community colleges and other agencies offer TRIO programs.

TRIO Programs at Boise State:

  • Upward Bound
    The Upward Bound program prepares and motivates high school students that are limited income, first generation, and college bound, for success in education beyond high school.
  • Educational Talent Search
    The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program is designed to assist economically and educationally disadvantaged students. This program supports secondary students through graduation and assists them in enrolling at post-secondary institutions.
  • Student Success Program
    Boise State offers two different Student Success Programs:
  • TRIO Rising Scholars
    TRIO Rising Scholars (TRS) offers academic assistance and encouragement for eligible college students. This program helps students achieve earn their four-year degree and develop into scholars that are well prepared for their future careers and/or graduate programs.
  • TRIO Teacher Preparation
    The TRIO Teacher Prep program is designed to enroll, serve, and graduate 144 first-generation students, limited income students, and/or students with a documented disability into the teaching profession.
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
    McNair Scholars Program is an academic achievement and graduate school preparatory program for undergraduate students who are first generation and low-income and/or underrepresented in graduate programs. The program prepares students for graduate studies through scholarly enrichment, exposure to research, and other academic experiences and opportunities.
  • Veterans Upward Bound
    The Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUB) is designed to help veterans prepare for and succeed in post-secondary education. We serve veterans planning to attend college, universities, technical schools, certificate programs and more.

Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities:

All Boise State University TRIO programs fall under the College of Education’s Multicultural and Educational Opportunities (CMEO) student programs. Other programs offered under CMEO are:

  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
    The College Assistance Migrant Program is funded by the US Department of Education to help migrant or seasonal farm workers and their children go to college. Serving over 1,000 students since 1984, Boise State’s C.A.M.P. is one of the most established in the nation.
  • High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
    Boise State University’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a Migrant Education Program designed to assist farm workers and their immediate family members in obtaining a high school equivalency or GED® certificate.

To learn more about CMEO and it’s mission, select the following link: Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities