Federal TRiO Programs

Under the auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs, the College sponsors the Federal TRiO Programs which provide academic support services to middle schools, high schools, and the adult population.

Upward Bound I

Is a pre-collegiate motivational program designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school. The program is conducted during the summer as well as during the academic year. Participants generally live on campus during the summer session and take part in a variety of academic, career, social and cultural activities. The program offers a bridge summer component for those Upward Bound I participants who have graduated from secondary school and intend to enroll at a post secondary institution in the fall. The program is conducted on seventeen (17) selected Saturdays during the academic component.

Upward Bound II

Is a pre-collegiate motivational program designed to generate in the participants skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school. The program is conducted during the summer as well as during the academic year. Participants generally live on campus during the summer session and take part in a variety of academic, career, social and cultural activities. The program offers a bridge summer component for those Upward Bound II participants who have graduated from secondary school and intend to enroll at a post secondary institution in the fall. The program is conducted on seventeen (17) selected Saturdays during the academic component.

Upward Bound Math & Science

Is a pre-collegiate enrichment program designed to generate skills and motivation in math and science for success in education beyond high schools. Students in the Upward Bound Math and Science program are introduced to the research process and its techniques. The program is conducted on (8) eight Saturdays during the academic component year and students live on campus during the six (6) week summer component.

Educational Talent Search

Identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling as well as afterschool tutorials to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to complete their postsecondary education. Talent Search provides services to participants from the following target schools: McAdams High, Port Gibson High, Blackburn Middle, Hardy Middle, Northwest Jackson Middle, Forest Hill High, Jim Hill High, Murrah High, Holmes County Central High, Leake County High, Canton High, and Nichols Middle.  The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed educational programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Educational Opportunity Center

Is a program designed to assist adults with information about educational and career opportunities in Hinds, Madison, Leake, Warren and Yazoo counties. The Educational Opportunity Center helps qualified adults who desire to enter or continue a program of post secondary education by providing information on admission requirements and available financial aid. In conjunction with schools, agencies, and organizations in the target area, this program develops, publicizes and implements strategies that are designed to increase the probability of dropouts being re-admitted to secondary post secondary school.

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Contact Information

We are here to help you. Feel free to call, email, visit, or write the Federal TRiO Programs at Tougaloo College.

Contact:

Valvia M. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director of the Federal TRiO Programs
  601-977-7844
  vwilson@tougaloo.edu

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Federal TRiO Programs
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174