University of California, RiversideUCR


TRiO Scholars Program  

Student Support Services (SSS)TRiO Scholars at UC Riverside

Welcome to the TRIO Scholars Program!

The TRIO Scholars Program, also known as Student Support Services (SSS), is federally funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve retention and graduation rates of first-generation and income-qualified students and students with disabilities at UC Riverside. The TRIO Scholars Program offers its 140 participants academic, social, personal, and career advising and support, from entry into the program until graduation.


Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, have an academic need, and meet at least one of the following criteria may be eligible to apply:

  • First-generation UCR student
  • Low-income based on the U.S. Department of Education scale
  • Physical or learning disability 

Services and Benefits

  • Academic support and tutoring
  • Priority registration
  • Networking and mentoring from faculty, staff, alumni and students
  • Academic advising
  • Information on financial aid, scholarships, and economic literacy
  • Educational and cultural outings
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Access to TRIO Scholars computer lab
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Exposure to graduate school, research,
    and internship opportunities






TRIO Scholars Program Office

Highlander Union Building 261
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: 951-827-6195

Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

The AVC & Dean of Students
381 Highlander Union Building

Tel: (951) 827-6095
Fax: (951) 827-4701
E-mail: deanofstudents@ucr.edu