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 has an academic need and meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student (neither parent or guardian has graduated from a U.S. four-year college or university)
  • Low-income based on the U.S. Department of Education scale
  • Have a physical or learning disability

Additionally, applicants must:

  • For continuing students, must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at UC Davis
  • 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 2024-25 academic year can be accessed by clicking HERE. The application period is from February 1, 2024 through July 1, 2024 -- please note that the application closes at 11:59 PM. Applications will be reviewed over the summer and decisions will emailed mid-August 2024 (Before Fall Quarter 2024 Instruction). The next recruitment cycle for Fall 2025 will begin February 3, 2025.

***Applicants MUST use their UC Davis email address to access the application. If you have not set up your UC Davis computing/ email account, please set it up by viewing instructions HERE

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.