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Federal Pre-College TRIO Programs

In 1968, the University of Idaho became one of the first institutions in the nation to operate an Upward Bound program. The Upward Bound program is one of six programs being operated at the University of Idaho through the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences that are referred to as TRIO Programs. In support of a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic status, Congress established a series of programs (TRIO) to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic social life. Funding originally emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and has been expanded to serve 2,800 TRIO projects across the U.S. and nearly 800,000 low-income Americans. TRIO programs have been consistently funded at the UI since its inception.

Our programs include:

  • Educational Talent Search

  • Educational Opportunity Center

  • Silver Valley Upward Bound

  • STEM Access

  • McNair Achievement

  • Nations Upward Bound

  • Bridge Idaho

» Learn more about our projects