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The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals with varying needs. TRIO includes many different programs targeted to serve and assist students to access and complete college. Students in TRIO programs can progress through the academic pipeline starting in middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. TRIO students include those that are first in their families to go to college, have a limited income, or have a disability. Below are the current programs at Grand Valley State University.
Assisting middle school students, high school students, or returning adults in preparing for college entrance. These programs support in the exploration, admissions, and acceptance to, the college or university of their choice. Please click on the links to the right for more information.
College TRIO programs help students to successfully persist in college and obtain a degree. Programs include support for students pursuing undergraduate and/or graduate degrees. Be sure to click on the links to the right for more information about college TRIO programs at GVSU.
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program’s goal is to increase the number of underrepresented and/or first generation and limited income students in PhD programs and careers across the country. That is, first generation students with significant financial need (Pell eligible), or members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in careers that require Ph.Ds. The program accepts students from all disciplines.
Scholars participate in a 15 month program which includes academic and career counseling, tutoring, GRE preparation, graduate school application preparation, academic writing preparation. The program also includes a $4,000 stipend and subsidized housing during the 12 week intensive summer research portion of the program. Scholars will also have access to funding for conference travel and graduate school visits, among other benefits.
Parent and Supporter Orientation
Welcome to Grand Valley State University's TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). Below are the three programs GVSU offers for our college students.
How do you decide which program is for you?
TRIO SSS Classic is a program that services all majors.
TRIO STEM-Health Sciences (TRIO STEM) is for any student considering Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Health Sciences careers.
Teacher Preparation SSS (TPSSS) works with students who are going into the Education fields.
For more information about each program, click on the box below and go to the "Parent and Supporter Orientation" section.
Apply Now to the TRIO SSS Programs
If you are a first-generation college student and want to apply to be a part of any of the three Student Support Services (SSS) programs, please click here to apply https://www.gvsu.edu/trio/application-login.htm
Applications will begin processing after May 3rd. Please note that notifications may not be sent out until June.