The federal TRIO programs are educational opportunity programs that motivate and serve low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities as they progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to graduate school.
TRIO also trains directors and staff of TRIO projects and runs a dissemination partnership program to encourage the replication or adaptation of successful TRIO projects at institutions that do not have TRIO grants.
Talent Search serves 501 students in grades 6 through 12 in the Saint Louis City Public Schools. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps young people from families of modest means to better prepare for higher education.
TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS) is a grant program funded through the Department of Education. SSS has been part of the Saint Louis University community since 1984, serving students and helping them each to become better men and women for others.
It provides resources and services these students need on their path to college graduation and whatever lies beyond.
SLU has been awarded a $1.2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program). As one of eight federal TRIO programs, the McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students for doctoral studies.