The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.
Upstate Institute of YOUTH Programs, Inc. hosts the Upward Bound program (one of the eight TRIO Programs). The Upward Bound Program provides academic and motivational support to first-generation (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree) and income eligibility students in the upstate of South Carolina who might otherwise have found higher education beyond their reach, many of whom are or will be the first in their family to attend college.
Learn more about TRIO
at the links below: