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

How to Apply

The online application consists of general information, short response questions, and tax information.

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. 

Apply to the TRIO Scholars Program

The application period for academic year 2021-2022 is currently closed. The application for academic year 2022-2023 will be available here on February 1, 2022.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at