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TRIO Access and Opportunity Programs

Upward Bound

Upward Bound helps students preparing to enter college. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in high school and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.The goal of Upward Bound is to increase high school graduation rates to help more students graduate from college.

Upward Bound Math and Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen students’ math and science skills, encouraging them to pursue degrees and careers in math or science.

Educational Talent Search

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) projects provide grant aid to participants who are receiving federal Pell Grants. The SSS projects also provide individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic information.

Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants.

TRIO McNair Scholars

The purpose of the TRIO McNair Scholars Program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to teach and research at the college level. In order to help students achieve those goals, the program sponsors and supports undergraduate experiences that lay the foundation for a successful graduate school experience. By fostering mentoring relationships, promoting undergraduate research, assisting with GRE preparation, and encouraging students to attend and present at conferences, we aim to produce highly competitive graduate school applicants who have the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in their programs. 

TRIO Veterans

TRIO Veterans is a federally funded program which assists veterans who are interested in pursuing a Technical Certificate, Associates degree, or a Bachelor’s degree at the college/university of their choice. TRIO Veterans staff support students with any aspect of their educational attainment free of charge.

Our goal is to get you successfully into and through college, and onto a satisfying career!

Idaho Colleges and Universities Scholarship Web Pages

TRIO SSS Scholarship

Idaho State University BOSS (Bengal Online Scholarship System)

BOSS Instructions. (If you need help getting started)

Idaho State University

Boise State University

University of Idaho

College of Southern Idaho

Lewis-Clark State College

College of Western Idaho

North Idaho College

Eastern Idaho Technical College


College of Idaho

Northwest Nazarene University

Other links:

Idaho CIS

How to use CIS

Contact Us

(208) 282-3242

(208) 282-4864

TRIO Central Office

921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8345

Pocatello, ID 83209

Location: Museum Building Room 446


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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