TRIO program aids first-gen students

Since 1986, the last Saturday of each February has been designated as National TRIO Day to recognize the efforts of these programs in assisting our nation’s low-income and first-generation college students.

TRIO is a group of federally funded outreach programs that were put in place to support disadvantaged students who want to pursue higher education. Wichita State sponsors eight TRIO programs, each of them focusing on a specific population and with a unique focus. Read about one TRIO program below:

Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program prepares low-income, first-generation college students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study. Services include research opportunities, summer internships, seminars, academic counseling, and assistance in securing admission and financial aid for graduate programs.