Eligibility Requirements

  • Is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States or is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his or her intent to become a permanent resident;

  • Must currently reside in one of the following Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Wharton
  • Individuals who are high school seniors and individuals 19 years of age or older or individuals that cannot be appropriately served by another TRIO program ( Talent Search, Upward Bound, etc)

  • Meets federal guidelines to demonstrate financial need. (Link)

  • Expresses a desire to enroll in a program of post-secondary education and requests information or assistance in applying for admission to, or financial aid for such a program.

  • A veteran regardless of age if he or she satisfies the eligibility requirements listed above.