This is a placeholder of 3D Flash Slider. Feel free to put in any alternative content here.

The University of South Carolina TRIO Programs

Image 1      Welcome to TRIO Programs at the University of South Carolina. We are proud of our programs, the success of our students, and the support and encouragement we receive from our university family and Richland County community. Since 1966, USC TRIO Programs have fostered the collaboration of university, school, and community interests to promote educational opportunities in the Columbia area. These partnerships help us to address the unique needs of academically capable individuals who have the highest level of financial aid eligibility and who are without a family history of college attendance. Our university mission is the education of our state's diverse population through teaching, research, creative activity, and service.

     TRIO offers a comprehensive set of services through five different programs, each targeted at a specific group of individuals from the 6th grade through adulthood. Services and activities include academic tutoring, cultural enrichment, financial aid counseling, summer on-campus residency programs, admissions counseling, and student mentoring. This web site provides an overview of our services and activities and an opportunity to meet our staff.


TRIO Happenings

TRIO Spotlight

Image 1      Dr. Aisha Haynes has established an endowed scholarship in her name to give back to the program that has played such a large role in her life.

The Aisha S. Haynes Scholarship will be awarded to a rising college senior participating in the Opportunity Scholars Program who has at least a 3.0 GPA and has exhibited exemplary university or community service.

Dr. Haynes said, "This award means a great deal to me…The TRiO faculty and staff made a huge impact on my life for the better, and I'm just so thankful for the TRiO program and the services they provided for me and other students."

For more information on how to donate to the Aisha S. Haynes Scholarship, contact Dr. Aisha Haynes at

Gamecock Guarantee

Increasing access to a high-quality college education is important to the success of our state. That's why the University of South Carolina launched the Gamecock Guarantee, a need-based financial and academic support program that helps to make attendance at the University more affordable for academically qualified residents of our state.

Contact Info

For further information about our programs and services you may visit the TRIO office on Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. You may also call the office at 803.777.5125. TRIO is located at 1400 Wheat Street.


Connect with USC TRIO Social Media

Twitter YouTube Pinterest