Program Services and Benefits

Personal Guide


TRIO Scholars students are assigned a Personal Guide (PG) who is a counselor within Student Success Initiatives upon entering the program. Your counselor will be able to assist you in your transition to UCI and in your own personal development, career exploration, and graduate school preparation and planning.

Your Personal Guide will also be able to help each participant in creating their Roadmap to Success and plan for their academic time at UC Irvine.


New participating students will be provided an Individualized Education Plan – a Roadmap to Success – that will assist them in achieving their academic, personal and career goals. Ultimately, the Roadmap will provide them with a checklist of opportunities to take advantage of and a timeline of services that you should utilize by specific dates throughout each year.

Personal Guides will meet at least once a quarter (3 times a year), with each participant to review the roadmap and assess your study habits, coursework completion, knowledge of academic performance, and contact with faculty.

Mentorship Support

What is a PEER MENTOR?

TRIO Peer Mentors provide one-on-one support, as well as host group meetings, to build community and provide general support. Additionally, they coordinate quarterly socials and community service opportunities. TRIO Peer Mentors act as resources and guides for the scholars!

Academic Tutoring

What is a PEER TUTOR?

TRIO Peer Tutors have the opportunity to make an important contribution towards the academic success of our scholars through Drop In tutorial session and one-on-one appointments. The TRIO tutors provide academic support, study skills and tips for our scholars in various academic disciplines, such as: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, and Writing.

Tutoring is offered Week 1 through Week 10. For tutoring, please visit our office at Student Success Initiatives. It is highly encouraged that TRIO Scholars make an appointment for one-on-one tutoring sessions, however, drop-ins are also an option for students.

Intentional Workshops

The TRIO Scholars program offers a diverse range of intentional workshops encompassing academic, professional development, wellness, and financial literacy aspects.

Additional Program Benefits

TRIO Scholars will have access to these additional resojurces throughout their academic career (up to 6 years).

  • Free Printing (100 pages per quarter)
  • Book/Laptop Loan Program
  • LARC Scholarships
  • Career Assessment
  • Summer Graduate School Trip