TRIO is education opportunity for first generation and/or limited-income students. In 1965, Congress established a number of programs to help first generation and/or limited-income students enter college. These programs were created under Title IV of the Higher Educational Act of 1965.
TRIO began with Upward Bound, which was initiated out of the Economic Opportunity act of 1964 as a response to the administration’s “War on Poverty”. In 1965, Educational Talent Search was created and Student Support Service came in 1968. Over the years, more programs were added to reach more students who need assistance. Most recently added is the TRIO Dissemination Partnership, which was established in 1998.
Over 1000 colleges, universities, community colleges and other agencies now offer TRIO programs. The programs at Boise State University include Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, TRIO Rising Scholars Program, TRIO Teacher Prep Program, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program and Veterans Upward Bound.
Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities (CMEO) student programs:
All Boise State University TRIO programs fall under the College of Education’s Multicultural and Educational Opportunities student programs. Other programs offered under CMEO are College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
To learn more about CMEO and it’s mission, select the following link: Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities