TRIO

The Opportunity You Deserve 

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO programs target to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

Federally Funded by the United States Department of Education

Student Support Services

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound Math & Science

Student Support Services

Student Support Services provides assistance in post-secondary course selection by assisting with information on the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships. It offers education and counseling services designed to improve financial and economic literacy. It assist students in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs. And, the program assists students enrolled in two-year institutions to obtain financial assistance for enrollment in four-year programs.

Services include
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Services
  • Cultural Enrichment
  • Financial Literacy
  • Laptop Loan
  • Peer Mentors
  • Tutoring/Interventions
Requirements

All participants are required to meet at least one of the following:

  • Low Income
  • First Generation
  • Disabled

Contact

601-885-7043
Services Include
  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • Exposure to and assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for sixth, seventh and eighth graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants

Contact

601-885-7165

Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income/ first generation families.

Services include
  • Exposure to academic programs and cultural events
  • Instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school
  • Academic, financial, or personal counseling
  • Tutorial services
  • Mentoring programs
  • Information on post-secondary education opportunities
  • Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
  • Assistance on secondary school re-entry or alternative education programs; entry into general educational development programs or post-secondary education

Contact

Copiah County
601-885-7176
Hinds County
601-885-7148
JPS Central
601-885-7175
JPS South
601-885-7167
Vicksburg-Warren County
601-885-7083

Upward Bound Math & Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

Services include
  • Exposure to academic programs and cultural events
  • Instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school
  • Academic, financial, or personal counseling
  • Tutorial services
  • Mentoring programs
  • Information on post-secondary education opportunities
  • Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
  • Guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry or alternative education programs; entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education

Contact

Copiah and Claiborne Counties
601-885-7051
JPS South
601-885-7047
Vicksburg-Warren County
601-885-7084