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Our mission is to collaborate with the University and Lancaster County community and schools educational opportunities primary for first generation and low-income college students.

TRiO Programs are federally funded by the US Department of Education to assist first generation and low-income Americans complete high school and/or graduate from college then move on to a chosen career to fully participate in their economic and social lives. 


TRiO Programs:

Upward Bound (UB) serves students in the ninth through twelfth grades.

Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP) serves college level students.



Who is eligible to receive TRiO Services?

Program participants are generally first-generation and/or low-income high school students or college students. UB serve high schools: Andrew Jackson, Buford, and Lancaster High School of the Lancaster County School District. OSP participants must be a USC freshmen or sophomore to join.

Does TRiO help disabled individuals?

Yes. OSP provides services to ALL individuals who are first-generation and/or low income college students.

How do I join TRiO and is there a cost?

Visit TRiO Programs on-line or stop by the TRiO Learning Resource Center (LRC) located adjacent to Medford Library and complete a program application. There is NO COST to join. 

Does TRiO offer any scholarships?
Yes. TRiO offers a summer grant aid scholarship for qualified applicants.
Does TRiO have summer activities?
The UB program has both a dual enrollment phase and a six-week summer experience phase for selected participants. The OSP has an Early Start intensive 3-week summer program (limited spots) to assist freshmen transition from high school to college.