The College of Education hosts three Federal TRIO Programs that are funded by grants from the United States Department of Education. Each of these programs is designed to improve access to higher education and help students achieve their academic goals.
Educational Talent Search
Roosevelt University's Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program that offers academic and personal support to students primarily in grades 6 to 12 who are from low-income and first-generation backgrounds. The mission of the program is to keep students in school, witness their high school graduation, and assist them with enrollment into post-secondary institutions. Services provided include both group and individual career assessment and exploration, academic support and advisement, the dissemination and clarification of financial aid information, assistance with the college planning process, and tutorial support.
Veterans Upward Bound
Roosevelt University's Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible veterans of the United States services prepare for a college education at the institution of their choice. Services include academic assessment through computerized testing in reading, language arts, and mathematics; classroom instruction, Monday through Friday, in language arts, mathematics, computer basics, along with instruction in study and test-taking skills; personal tutoring and computer-based instruction; post- secondary school searches, academic and career counseling, assistance in the veteran’s financial benefit search process; as well as assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications.
Eligible applicants must meet federally mandated low-income and first generation college status; be a veteran of one of the Armed Forces, having served for more than 180 days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955; and have a discharge which is other than dishonorable. All services provided are free of charge.
Roosevelt University's Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to assist low-income and first generation high school students stay in school, earn their high school diploma, and then transition to the post- secondary school or college of their choice. Services provided include group and individual academic support, tutorial assistance, advisement, financial aid processing assistance and clarification, and college selection and planning assistance. Upward Bound students participate in cultural enrichment activities and college campus tours to help them become familiar with some of the many colleges and universities available to them. Additionally, the Upward Bound summer component immerses students in college campus life during a six week program held at the Chicago campus.
To learn more about Federal TRIO Programs, visit the federal Office of Postsecondary Education.