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Welcome to TRIO Rising Scholars

Join us for the TRIO Graduation Celebration! 

The TRIO Rising Scholars and TRIO Teacher Preparation Programs will be holding an end of the year graduation celebration, all TRIO students are welcome! 

Join us for food, fun, live music, and PRIZES! 

Date: Thursday, April 27th
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Julia Davis Park

The event is from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please feel free to stop by when you can, or hang out with us all day!

The celebration will be held in Julia Davis Park. The park is located across the river from campus, near the zoo. To get there take the foot bridge located behind Albertsons Library. 

Map to the park

TRIO Students Honored at Campus Award Ceremony

On Tuesday, April 18th, Boise State held the 2017 Campus Awards Ceremony. The ceremony is held to honor students and student groups who have been nominated for their outstanding work on campus and in the community.

This year the TRIO Program was well represented with seven students being nominated for different awards. We would like to recognize and congratulate all of these students on their nominations as well recognize all of their hard work!

Archie Keeton III won the Emerging Leader award

Archie Keeton III, Emerging Leader Award Winner

Emerging Leader Award Nominee and Winner!
– Archie Keeton III
This is the second year in a row that a TRIO Rising Scholars student has won this award. Congratulations Archie!

Commitment to Community Award Nominees:
– TRIO Rising Scholars Peer Mentors
– Andrés Correa

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year Award Nominees:
– Shaleeni Prasad
– Abdirahim Osman

Inclusive Excellence Award Nominee
– Mitzi Ceballos

Spirit of Boise State Award Nominee
– Natalee Garduño

Congratulations again to all of these outstanding students!

TRS Peer Mentors at Campus Awards Banquet

TRIO Rising Scholars Peer Mentors at the Awards Banquet


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 achieve 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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