TRIO Programs

Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) provide academic support for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds — low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities — to help them apply to college, complete their degrees and pursue graduate studies.

Disability Resource Center

The Center promotes access, retention and academic success for students with disabilities, working to create an accessible university community where students with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment.

Educational Opportunity Center

Henderson’s Services Educational Opportunity Center 
provides information on colleges and universities, helping students apply and offering transportation to area campuses for tours.

McNair Scholars Program

Henderson State’s McNair Scholars Program prepares low-income, first-generation and minority undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level.

Student Support Services

Henderson’s Student Support Services (SSS) helps first-generation, low-income college students with one-on-one tutoring, career exploration, computer labs and office equipment, financial aid information, workshops and access to cultural events.

Talent Search

Talent Search helps sixth- through 12th-grade students complete admission and financial aid applications, prepare for entrance exams and find information on colleges and universities.

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) helps targeted veterans that are first generation, low income or at a high risk for academic failure develop the academic skills necessary for success in a program of post-secondary education through advising, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas.

Upward Bound Classic

The Upward Bound project provides opportunities for participants in 9th - 12th grade to succeed in their pre-college performance and in their higher education pursuits. The HSU Upward Bound project services Garland County students from Lakeside, Jessieville, Fountain Lake, and Lake Hamilton school districts.


Kathy Muse, TRiO Director
1100 Henderson Street, P.O. Box 7711
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001