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Federally Funded TAMIU Program Grants by the U.S. Department of Education

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MISSION & GOALS

TAMIU currently offers two programs to support student needs: TRiO and TRiO STEM. The mission and goal of both programs are to provide academic assistance to eligible undergraduate students, specifically low-income, first-generation and/or students with disabilities, and to increase their retention and graduation rates while fostering an institutional climate supportive of the success of every program participant. 

Students TRiO Program

 

See Program Services, Eligibility Requirements and Application Checklist below to apply and be part of our TRiO family! 

*Please Note: Students can only be part of one of the TRiO Programs, not both


PROGRAM SERVICES

TRiO 

TRiO Program is designed for students of all majors and offers a variety of services tailored to meet their needs, including:

  • Personal Counseling 
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Tutoring (one-on-one or small groups)
  • Academic Coaching
  • Financial Literacy
  • Student Need-Based Workshops
  • Leadership Opportunities 
  • Computer Lab/Study Area
  • Career Shadowing
  • Additional Financial and Other Resources
  • And More!   

TRiO STEM

TRiO STEM program is designed for students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Nursing and Health Sciences and offers a variety of services tailored to meet their individual needs, including:

  • Faculty and Peer Mentoring
  • Job Shadowing and Leadership Opportunities
  • Academic Advising and Coaching
  • Summer Pathways Program
  • Summer Scholarships
  • Job/Career Preparation Assistance
  • Special Interest Workshops/Presentations
  • Financial Literacy
  • Fully Paid STEM Conferences
  • And More!

 

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

TRiO participants must be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance. Participants must also be BOTH

 

1. A currently enrolled or accepted TAMIU student in need of academic assistance

                                                    AND

2. An individual who is low-income, first-generation and/or with a documented disability

 

WHAT IS FIRST GENERATION?

According to the Department of Education (2021), first-generation is defined as an individual with: 

 

1. Non-Degree Parents: Parents (natural or adoptive) without a bachelor's degree

                                                  AND/OR

2. Non-Parents (Natural or Adoptive): Did not live with a natural or adoptive parent who provided support before turning 18

                                                  AND/OR

3. A Non-Degreed Single Parent: Lived with a single parent without a bachelor's degree who provided support only before turning 18

 

 

 

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST

 

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply to TRiO or TRiO STEM at any point during your undergraduate career! 

Please complete the appropriate application below and provide the required documentation as listed in the checklist below

 

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Program Application must include:

  1. TRiO or TRiO STEM Program Application 
  2. Applicant's or Parent(s)'/Guardian(s)' 1040 Form (if applicable) or Student Aid Report from FAFSA 
  3. Permanent Resident Alien Card (if applicable) 
  4. Unofficial Transcript (if applicable)
  5. Current Class Schedule

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For more information, please email leticia.cruz@tamiu.edu

 

For more information, please email triostem@tamiu.edu 


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CONTACT INFORMATION

TRiO Program TRiO STEM Program
Dr. Billy F. Cowart 208 Dr. Billy F. Cowart 206
(956) 326-2718 (956) 326-3340
triosss@tamiu.edu triostem@tamiu.edu