We admit eligible undergraduates with an academic need who may have a documented disability, are low-income or first-generation.
An ideal participant must be an undergraduate who meets the eligibility requirements, possesses a strong desire, and be highly motivated to successfully graduate with a postsecondary degree. An applicant could be an undergraduate from any major or degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They could also be undecided and we also cater to non-traditional students. Special consideration is given to students who are both low-income and first-generation OR both low-income and disabled. Ultimately, it is our objective to see our participants stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees.
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  • Applicants for the Student Support Services’ TRIO Scholars Program must meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:
    - First-generation (Neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college)
    - Income Guidelines (Highlighted in chart shown below)
    - Documented physical or learning disability (Documentation on file with UNL’s SSD Office)

    Income eligibility

    Effective January 15, 2021 until further notice.

    Family size Maximum Adjusted Federal Income for Most Districts
    1 $19,320
    2 $26,130
    3 $32,940
    4 $39,750
    5 $46,560
    6 $53,370
    7 $60,180
    8 $66,990
    9+ Add $6,810 per person
  • an enrolled University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate pursuing your first college degree with a GPA of 2.9 or below, OR an incoming University of Nebraska-Lincoln freshman with an ACT score of 24 or below
  • a US citizen or a permanent resident
  • in need of academic support, as determined by the grantee
  • able to demonstrate potential for academic success
  • highly motivated to attend and graduate with a postsecondary degree.

Please use the Complete Your Online Application link found on this page to apply for the Student Support Services’ TRIO Scholars Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. If you have questions, please contact Joyce Lehn, SSS Project Director, at joyce.lehn@unl.edu or call the SSS Office at 402-472-2027.