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.
McNair Scholars Program
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) prepares high-achieving SLU undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education for the rigor of doctoral studies. SLU’s program is supported by a $1.2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Upward Bound is a federal college access program specifically designed to assist limited-income high school students who have the potential to be the first in their families to attain a college degree. SLU offers Upward Bound programs in McCluer, McCluer North and Riverview Gardens high schools in North St. Louis County. The effort is supported by three grants totaling $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education.