Federally Funded TAMIU Program by the Department of Education


Available for eligible STEM, Nursing and Health Science TAMIU Undergraduate Students

Apply Now!

Helping students succeed since 2019

Once in TRiO, always in TRiO!


TRiO STEM is a federally funded Student Support Services (SSS) program committed to the success of first-generation, low-income, and/or scholars with disabilities within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Nursing and Health Science fields.



Our mission is to empower qualifying STEM, Nursing and Health Science scholars to:

  • Achieve maximum academic success and career readiness
  • Develop skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education
  • Graduate-equipped professionals and global citizens who will lead through lifelong learning

Our goal is to provide academic support to STEM, Nursing, and Health Science scholars to help them achieve their full potential. Overall we aim to:

  • Assist with necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education
  • Raise awareness and provide guidance to students for graduate school and professional career opportunities
  • Enhance the potential for financial assistance by providing education on financial and economic literacy

Services & Benefits

People Icon

Faculty Mentoring & Peer Mentoring

Briefcase Icon

Job Shadowing & Career Preparation Assistance

Checklist Icon

Academic Advising & SACP (Student Academic Career Plan)

Calendar Icon

Early Registration & Class Scheduling

Medallion Icon

Graduation Medallion

Letter Icon

Letters of Recommendation & University Appeals

Scholarships Icon

Summer Scholarships

Summer Pathways Icon

Summer Pathways

Plus Icon

Plus Much More!

Free. Exclusive. Personalized.

Book Us to Learn More!

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

  • Non-Degreed Parents
    An individual whose parents did not complete a bachelor's degree
  • Non-Degreed Single Parent
    An individual who lived with and received support from only one parent who did not complete a bachelor's degree.

There are many reasons why our students choose us, including our exclusive services, 10+ years of academic expertise and work experience, friendly staff, and welcoming environment.

In order to qualify for the program, you must be  BOTH

1. A current or a recently admitted TAMIU student pursuing a STEM, Nursing or Health Science bachelor's degree


2. Either low-income, first-generation and/or an individual with a documented disability

Hear and learn more about what being first generation means

Briana Valdez
Undergraduate Student

Audrey Castillo
Undergraduate Student

Learn More about First Generation


We are 1 of only 7 TRiO STEM programs in the whole state of Texas

Pie Chart Icon

Application Process

Laptop Icon

1. Complete PDF Application

Fill in a simple application and submit via email

Meeting Icon

2. Participate in an informal interview

Join in a relaxed interview to get to know you better

Paper Icon

3. Sign other required paperwork

Swing by our office and get other paperwork signed

Application CHECKLIST

Application Packet MUST include:


TRiO STEM Program Application


Applicant's or Parent(s)'/Guardian(s)' 1040 Form (if applicable) or Student Aid Report from FAFSA


Permanent Resident Alien Card (if applicable)

Applications accepted all year-round

Limited Spots Available.

Submitted applications valid only for a limited amount of time.

Application Priority deadlines

Fall/Spring/Summer: Two weeks before first class day

About Us

Meet the TRiO Team

Whether via online, phone and/or in person, our program professionals are always happy to help you out—learn more about us below!

Book Us


Program Director
Alejandra Gonzalez, MPA

Book Now

8+ Years of Academic Work Experience

"I am passionate in nurturing young minds with empathy and inspiration. Making a difference in a student's life brings a positive impact to my life, while cherishing moments spent with my family remains a fundamental in my life."


Academic Success Coach
Jose A. Serna, MBA

Book Now

7+ Years of Academic Work Experience

"I am dedicated to continuously improving my financial knowledge and skills. My commitment to learning empowers me and keeps me on the right path, enabling me to pass on my knowledge to my students."


Administrative Assistant
Anna B. Lara

Book Now

5+ Years of Administrative Work Experience

"I am passionate about gardening and understand that it takes time and patience to create a thriving garden. The same applies to students - if you water your dreams with dedication and patience, they will blossom into something wonderful."

Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are TAMIU undergraduate and graduate students.


Joseph Amaya

Senior | Biology Major

"I find great joy in embarking on a new adventure and embracing local markets."


Kimberly Andrade

Senior | Criminal Justice

"I find investigation movies intellectually stimulating for their unique insight into human behavior."


Aneli Guerra

Senior | Pre Nursing

"I enjoy acquiring new knowledge everyday and love to read psychology, non-fiction, and romance books."


Ana Hinojosa

Senior | Computer Engineering

"I take great delight in watching comedy films and engaging with electronic games."


Malea Jackson

Graduate | Psychology

"I have a keen interest in basketball, along with a passion for outdoor exploration, travel, and attending concerts."


First Generation Icon

First Generation

Briefcase Icon

Job Search

Graduate School Icon

Graduate School

Uconnect Icon


eLearning Icon


Headset Icon

OIT Helpdesk

Academic Tutoring Icon

Academic Tutoring

Student Organizations Icon

Student Organizations

Library Icon


Academic Holds Icon

Academic Holds

Course Syllabus Icon

Course Syllabus

Food Pantry Icon

Food Pantry


Join our very own TRiO-STEM-borned student organization


Contact Us

Phone Icon


Email Icon


Office Icon

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (ZSC) 222

Desktop Icon

Office Hours
Virtual Walk-Ins
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Like & Follow Us!