Academic Support

TRIO Programs

TRIO McNair Scholars

The McNair Scholars Program is the federally funded TRIO program that prepares participants for doctoral studies, involving them in research and other scholarly activities.

The program’s goal is to increase diversity among doctoral degree holders by encouraging and preparing students from underrepresented groups to successfully complete their postgraduate studies.

McNair Scholars have their needs assessed upon entering the program and an Individual Education Plan developed to assure progress toward academic and personal objectives.

McNair Scholars will participate in the program during their junior and senior years. They will submit research proposals for presentation at the University of Montevallo Undergraduate Research Day and at least one other conference. They will also submit the results of their research for publication.

McNair Scholars have a strong reputation for academic excellence. Because of this reputation, many doctoral-granting institutions offer them special incentives such as admission fee waivers or special internships, scholarships and other financial assistance.

TBA, Director
Main Hall, Lower Level
(205) 665-6570

TRIO McNair Scholars

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is federally funded TRIO program. The Student Support Services program provides academic support, leadership development, and educational support services to 200 students who meet first generation, low income, and/or disability criteria, as defined by federal guidelines.

The Student Support Services program creates a supportive, educational atmosphere to actively promote retention and graduation for participants.

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Office Hours of Operation, Study Center and Computer Lab Hours

  • Mon-Thu (All) 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri (All) 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat (Study Center and Computer Lab ONLY) 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dr. Portia R. Stallworth, Director
Main Hall, Lower Level
Room B46
(205) 665-6094

TRIO Student Support Services


TRIO Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides academic support, counseling, tutorial services, career mentoring, cultural exposure, and community service opportunities necessary for potential first-generation college students and/or economically disadvantaged youth to complete both high school and college.

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Paul G. Barnes, Director
Sharp House
(205) 665-6268

TRIO Upward Bound