TRiO is a federally funded program for First Generation students which helps students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. TRiO is geared at students who's educational goal is to transfer to a 4-year university after earning their certificate/degree from Sierra College.
The minimum qualifications to join TRiO are students who:
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Free additional tutoring, help learning effective study and life management skills. TRiO utilizes its own tutors, as well as LRC tutors.
Free field trips to 4-year universities, transportation and food included!
TRiO offers workshops that teach academic, financial and personal success.
TRiO has laptops with full internet access and Microsoft Office 2010. Students can checkout laptops for use during the school day.
TRiO takes field trips to special off-campus events that are geared at broadening student’s perspectives on other cultures. The goal is to let students experience things they may not otherwise choose to be a part of. These events include anywhere from plays at local theaters, to sporting events and much much more.
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If neither of your parents, or your primary parent if you only lived with one the majority of your life, earned a bachelor's degree or higher then you are considered first generation.
If you qualify for a Bog A or B waiver then you fall under low income status. Bog C's are not low income, however, you can also qualify by taxable income.
Fill out an application and submit it to the TRiO office. If you are a transfer student, or a first-time college student, you'll need to provide unofficial transcripts along with your application.
Yes. TRiO can take in a certain percentage of disabled students that do not meet the low income requirement.
TRiO is a counseling program for students whose educational goal is to transfer to a 4-year university after earning their degree/certificate from Sierra College. From workshops to transfer assistance TRiO offers an array of support services, information, and motivation to its students. Please see TRiO Services for more information.
All TRiO students are required to do the following to stay in the program:
Yes. Campus tours and multicultural events count towards the workshop requirement.