TRiO-Special Programs consists of two programs. Our programs are housed in University College/Buchanan Hall at Alabama A&M University.
Upward Bound is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The program at Alabama A&M University serves 104 high school students. The Upward Bound Program at Alabama A&M University aids qualified high school students in generating the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to successfully enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.
Student Support Services is a program funded by the U.S. Office of Education to assist 212 participants. All program services and activities at Alabama A&M University are free. Services include academic advising, counseling, tutoring (peer, video, group, and professional), workshops and seminars, career exploration activities, assistance in securing financial assistance for post-secondary school and graduate/professional school, and a mentoring program. The goals of the program are to assist a target population of high-risk students participants in making a smooth transition from high school to college, and to maintain satisfactory academic progress and graduate.