Students enjoy the duck pond in the Arboretum.

Apply to be a TRiO Scholar


You may be eligible if you are an undergraduate student who is a US citizen, national, or permanent resident; have an academic need; and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student (neither parent or guardian has graduated from a four-year college or university)
  • Low-income
  • Have a physical or learning disability

Additionally, applicants must:

  • For continuing students, you must be enrolled at UC Davis as an undergraduate student 
  • For new students, you must commit to UC Davis and return Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

How to Apply

The online application for the 2023-24 academic year has closed. Applications will be reviewed over the summer and decisions will emailed mid August 2023 (Before Fall Quarter 2023 Instruction). The next recruitment cycle for Fall 2024 will begin February 1, 2024.

Program Expectations and Requirements

The TRiO Scholars Program (SSS) is a federally funded effort to increase the retention and graduation rates of first generation and low-income students and students with disabilities at UC Davis. Students are required to meet all program expectations and requirements to remain an active participant in the program.