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Our mission is to collaborate with the University and Lancaster County community and schools educational opportunities primary for first generation and low-income college students.

TRiO Programs are federally funded by the US Department of Education to assist first generation and low-income Americans complete high school and/or graduate from college then move on to a chosen career to fully participate in their economic and social lives. 


TRiO Programs:

Upward Bound (UB) serves students in the ninth through twelfth grades.

Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP) serves college level students.



Program participants are generally first-generation and/or low-income high school students or college students. UB serve high schools: Andrew Jackson, Buford, and Lancaster High School of the Lancaster County School District. OSP participants must be a USC freshmen or sophomore to join.

Yes. OSP provides services to ALL individuals who are first-generation and/or low income college students.

Visit TRiO Programs on-line or stop by the TRiO Learning Resource Center (LRC) located adjacent to Medford Library and complete a program application. There is NO COST to join. 

Yes. TRiO offers a summer grant aid scholarship for qualified applicants.
The UB program has both a dual enrollment phase and a six-week summer experience phase for selected participants. The OSP has an Early Start intensive 3-week summer program (limited spots) to assist freshmen transition from high school to college.