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Welcome to TRIO Rising Scholars

  • Archie Keeton III won the Emerging Leader award
    TRIO Rising Scholars Students are Leaders

    Archie Keeton III wins the 2017 Emerging Leader Award

  • Fall 2014 students enjoyed pumpkin carving
    Join Us for Fun Events and Workshops

    TRS students enjoy a fun halloween pumpkin carving event.

  • TRS Students at the Campus Awards Banquet
    Campus Awards Banquet

    Rising Scholars students enjoying the Campus Award Banquet.

  • TRS Peer Mentors at the annual peer mentor retreat
    TRIO Provides Peer Mentors for New Students

    TRS Peer Mentors attend a training orientation in McCall Idaho

Upcoming Financial Aid Opportunities:

TRIO Rising Scholars Grant Aid
Application due: Friday, March 16, 2018
View TRIO Rising Scholar Grant Aid eligibility requirements and application details!

What is TRIO Rising Scholars?

TRIO Rising Scholars (TRS) is a federally funded TRIO Student Support Services grant program located in the heart of Boise State University’s campus in Boise, Idaho. We offer a multi-faceted support unit—offering academic assistance and encouragement for our eligible scholars. Our goal is to help students earn their four-year degree and develop into scholars that are well prepared for their future careers and/or graduate programs.

Our Mission

We believe students from all socioeconomic backgrounds should have equal opportunity to earn a post-secondary education. We assist students in the transition from being a typical college student to a scholar who is well-connected, engaged, and heading down a path of success.


  • Free individual tutoring for any freshman or sophomore level course.
  • One-on-one advising to keep you on track and connect you to campus resources.
  • Assistance with developing habits that will allow you to be more successful at the college level and beyond.
  • Career and major exploration.
  • Social and cultural opportunities.


To be eligible for TRIO Rising Scholars, students must be:

  • A first-generation college student, or
  • A financially limited college student, or
  • A student with a documented disability.


Please visit our eligibility criteria and application pages. If you feel you, or someone you know, may qualify to be a part of the TRS please click the Apply Now! below. The priority deadline is June 30th for the Fall 2017 semester, so please submit your application and required documents as soon as possible.


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