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 consists of general information, short response questions, and tax information.

STUDENTS please note: 

UC Davis admitted students are the only individuals who can access the application. Before you apply, please review the following:

  • You must use a browser, such as Google Chrome
  • You must log into the browser with your UC Davis email address (If you need assistance setting up your UC Davis email account, please visit this website: []

If you are a parent/ guardian or community member assisting a student in the application process, please note the student will be required to answer tax information regarding taxable income. If the student is dependent, then the parent/ guardian will need to sign the application. 

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 2022-2023 is now open! The application will be open until July 15th, 2022 by 5:00pm.

Apply here!

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