The TRiO ASEMS Program is 100% funded through the a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965 in the amount of $220,000 to serve 120 participants annually. The program offers support from the time that students enter the program through graduation.


TRiO ASEMS is specifically for University of Arizona undergraduates pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), including health sciences, who meet at least one of the following:

  • First generation college student (neither parent has completed a 4-year degree)
  • Demonstrated financial need, or come from a limited income family
  • Have a documented disability verified by the Disability Resources Center

TRiO Program Structure


Please contact TRIO ASEMS (