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:

  • Commit to attending UC Davis and return Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
  • Receive financial aid for the academic year

How to Apply

The online application for the 2022-23 academic year is now closed. The application for the 2023-24 academic year will open in February 2023. 

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.