We identify and provide services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Lincoln community and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to a baccalaureate program.
The Federal TRIO Programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. There are eight programs, administered nationwide by the Department of Education, targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to baccalaureate programs. Currently, there are more than 790,000 students served by over 2,800 federal TRIO programs.
TRIO @ UNL
The university's TRIO Programs is a department of the Student Affairs division. At the university, through its four component programs, Educational Talent Search, Regular Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science and Student Support Services, the Office of TRIO Programs (TRIO) fulfills the goals as laid out by the Department of Education. 1,398 students, cumulatively, in the Lincoln community and the university are served by these programs. The Ronald E. McNair Scholars program at the university is administered through the Office of Graduate Studies.