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The University of South Carolina TRIO Programs

Image 1      Welcome to TRIO Programs at the University of South Carolina. We are proud of our programs, the success of our students, and the support and encouragement we receive from our university family and Richland County community. Since 1966, USC TRIO Programs have fostered the collaboration of university, school, and community interests to promote educational opportunities in the Columbia area. These partnerships help us to address the unique needs of academically capable individuals who have the highest level of financial aid eligibility and who are without a family history of college attendance. Our university mission is the education of our state's diverse population through teaching, research, creative activity, and service.

     TRIO offers a comprehensive set of services through four different programs, each targeted at a specific group of individuals from the 8th grade through adulthood. Services and activities include academic tutoring, cultural enrichment, financial aid counseling, summer on-campus residency programs, admissions counseling, and student mentoring. This web site provides an overview of our services and activities and an opportunity to meet our staff.


TRIO Happenings

TRIO Spotlight

Image 1     TRIO McNair students Michael Englehart and Jerica Knox are examples of those who took advantage of opportunities offered by the Magellan Guarantee Program. Created by the Director of Undergraduate Research, Julie Morris, the Magellan Guarantee provides TRIO McNair students and Gamecock Guarantee recipients opportunities to gain value experience with undergraduate research.

Michael, class of 2014, is currently working toward his PhD in sociology at the Ohio State University.

His research is highlighted by the Office of the Vice President of Research

Jerica is a junior experimental psychology major who also plans to pursue a PhD.

Her research is also highlighted by the Vice President.

Congratulations to our participants in the Magellan Guarantee.

Gamecock Guarantee

Increasing access to a high-quality college education is important to the success of our state. That's why the University of South Carolina launched the Gamecock Guarantee, a need-based financial and academic support program that helps to make attendance at the University more affordable for academically qualified residents of our state.

Contact Info

For further information about our programs and services you may visit the TRIO office on Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. You may also call the office at 803.777.5125. TRIO is located at 1400 Wheat Street.


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