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Welcome to TRIO Rising Scholars

  • Join Us for Fun Events and Workshops

    TRS students enjoy a fun Halloween pumpkin carving event.

  • The 2018-2019 Peer Mentor Cohort
    TRIO Provides Peer Mentors for New Students

    The 2018-2019 Peer Mentor Cohort attend a training orientation in McCall Idaho

  • Fall 2018 TRS and Teacher Prep New Student Orientation
    Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

    New TRS and Teacher Prep students participated in a welcome orientation on August 25th

  • TRIO Rising Scholars Graduates

    A group of TRS 2018 graduates enjoy an end of the year graduation party

  • TRS Students Help Collect Food for the Campus Food Pantry
    TRIO Students Help Collect Food for the Campus Food Pantry

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.


If you feel you, or someone you know, may qualify to be a part of the TRS please click the button below to apply.

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