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McNair Scholar Guidebook McNair Scholar

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History of the Federal TRIO Programs
The history of TRIO is progressive. It began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the Economic
Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the administration's War on Poverty. In 1965, Talent Search, the
second outreach program, was created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support
Services, which was originally known as Special Services for Disadvantaged Students, was authorized by
the Higher Education Amendments and became the third in a series of educational opportunity programs.
By the late 1960's, the term "TRIO" was coined to describe these federal programs.
Over the years, the TRIO Programs have been expanded and improved to provide a wider range of
services and to reach more students who need assistance. The Higher Education Amendments of 1972
added the fourth program to the TRIO group by authorizing the Educational Opportunity Centers. The
1976 Education Amendments authorized the Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs, initially known


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences