Welcome to the TRIO Scholars Program!

The TRIO Scholars Program, also known as Student Support Services (SSS), is federally funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve retention and graduation rates of first-generation students, income-qualified students, and students with disabilities at UC Riverside. The TRIO Scholars Program offers its 140 participants academic, social, personal and career support, from entry into the program until graduation.

Learn more, read our Trio Scholars brochure.


Services & Benefits

  • Priority registration
  • Free printing
  • Computer workstations
  • Academic support and tutoring
  • Information about financial aid, scholarships and economic literacy
  • Faculty presentations
  • Peer mentoring
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Cultural events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Leadership development
  • Graduate school guidance
  • Career counseling
  • Sense of community
  • ARC Graduation Exam Preparation Seminar Funding



If you are an undergraduate student who is a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident; have an academic need; and meet at least one of the following criteria – you may be eligible:


Program Requirements

In order to remain active in the program, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Meet with assigned staff member once per quarter 
  • Complete annual requirements of attending campus partner events/workshops (2 total)
  • Attend one TRIO Scholars sponsored Financial Literacy Workshop
  • Participate in at least two TRIO sponsored activities per quarter and one during the summer
  • Maintain good academic standing

There are additional requirements for new participants. 


Learn more about how to apply to become a TRIO Scholar.