Program Contacts

Lois Rasmussen

Administrative Assistant III
Email: loisr@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-4504
Office: Ed 121
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3086
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3086

Scott Clyde

Director
Email: scottc@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-9098
Office: Ed 116
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3080

About TRIO

TRIO:

Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.  In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 as Amended and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs).  Currently there are seven TRIO student service programs funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.  Nationwide, more than 2,700 TRIO Programs currently serve nearly 866,000 low-income Americans. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.


The History of TRIO in the College of Education at the University of Idaho:

The University of Idaho was one of the first universities that applied for an Upward Bound grant (through the College of Education) and was subsequently funded in 1968. The College of Education at the University of Idaho has been continuously funded ever since.  Today the College of Education hosts seven of the eight TRIO projects funded to the University of Idaho (4 Upward Bound projects, 1 Upward Bound Math and Science Center, 1 Talent Search project, 1 Educational Opportunity Center).  The focus of the TRIO projects in the College of Education is on service to prospective college students.


Who is served?

As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from low-income families (150% of the poverty level), where neither parent graduated from college. In the College of Education, the TRIO projects currently serve more than 1,900 eligible participants. Most of the programs funded to the College of Education serve students in grades six through 12. Thirty-seven percent of College of Education TRIO students are White, 35% are African-American, 19% are Hispanic, 4% are Native American, 4% are Asian-American, and 1% is listed as "Other," including multiracial students. Twenty-two students with disabilities and more than 100 U.S. veterans currently participate in the College of Education TRIO Programs as well.


College of Education TRIO Overview:

  • Seven outreach and engagement projects federally funded at $2,074,036 annually to motivate and prepare eligible individuals for programs of post-secondary education.
  • 25 board-appointed professionals providing outreach services and administrative support in 22 secondary schools (unduplicated count) and 10 counties.
  • 43 part-time staff members providing specialized support for the academic year and summer residential programming.
  • 2075 individuals served by the TRIO Projects annually.

  Project
Scholars
Funding
States
Schools/Agencies
Counties
  Educational Talent Search 2011-2016
714
328,079
 ID Lakes Middle
Canfield Middle
Woodland Middle
Coeur d' Alene High
Lake City High
Post Falls High
Post Falls Middle
River City Middle
Project CDA
New Visions
 Kootenai
  Educational Opportunity Center
2011-2016
1000
233,397
 ID Working Solutions
Idaho Dept. of Labor
Idaho Dept. of Voc Rehab
Idaho Dept of Corrections
Treasure Valley CC
College of Western Idaho
Ada Canyon
  Silver Valley Upward
Bound 2012-2017
63 262,500
 ID Kellogg High (43)
Wallace High (20)
Shoshone
  Upward Bound Math and Science Lewis-Clark Valley 2012-2017
73 304,089
 ID
WA
Lewiston High
Clarkston High
Asotin Jr/Sr. High
Nez Perce
Asotin
  Nations Upward Bound
2012-2017
66
284,072
ID
WA
White Swan High (19)
Wapato High (30)
Lakeside High (19)
Yakima
Kootenai
Bridge Idaho
Kamiah & Clearwater Upward Bound
2012-2017
60 250,000
 ID Kamiah High (35)
Clearwater High (25)
Idaho/Lewis
Clearwater
Bridge Idaho
Lapwai & Orofino Upward Bound
 99  411,899  ID  Lapwai High (40)
Orofino High (59)
Nez Perce
Clearwater
    2075
+6%
2,074,036
+17%