The Center received its FIRST Federally Funded TRIO, GEAR UP and Title III and NSF Grant in:
1966 Educational Talent Search
1967 Upward Bound
1970 Student Support Services
1999 Upward Bound Math & Science Center
1999 Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
2002 GEAR UP
2002 Educational Opportunity Center
2003 TRIO Training Institute
2015 Student Support Services - STEM
2015 Title III AANAPISI
2016 Title III AANAPISI - STEM
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TRIO and GEAR UP Programs 2014
TRIO, GEAR UP, and Title III Programs 2015
TRIO, GEAR UP, and Title III Programs 2016
TRIO, GEAR UP, and Title III and NSF Programs 2017
The Center's Program Descriptions
Upward Bound (UB) (5)
This program helps high school students prepare for higher education. Qualified participantsreceive instruction in mathematics, science, literature, composition, and foreign languages, on UNLV’s campus. The program has two components: Academic Year and Summer Residential. During the Academic Year component, participants attend classes and workshops at the UNLV campus, where they also receive academic and career counseling, tutoring, financial aid assistance, and college admission information. During the Summer Residential Program, students live in the UNLV Residential Halls, obtain first-hand experience of being college students, participate in activities that promote educational and cultural enrichment, as well as receive regular program services. Over 200 participants are currently receiving services through these grants.
Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) (3)
The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating high school students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession. Program services include: summer programs with intensive math and science training; year-round counseling and advisement; exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; computer training; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students, who are serving as mentors; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students. This program follows the same service delivery structure as the Upward Bound program listed above. Over 120 participants are currently receiving services through these grants.
Educational Talent Search (ETS) (5)
Educational Talent Search serves students in grades 6 through 12 by providing academic advising, scholarship assistance, financial management, admissions requirements, and assistance with various student financial aid programs. These grants currently serve over 2,400 participants.
Student Support Services Regular (SSS)
This program assists college students with overcoming personal, academic, and financial difficulties that could impair their chances of succeeding in college. Participants, who include low-income, first generation and disabled college students, receive individualized tutoring, guidance and counseling, assistance with financial aid applications, remedial instruction, GRE/GMAT preparation assistance, and career exploration assistance. The SSS program also provides Grant-In-Aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The mission of SSS is to increase the persistence, retention and graduation rates of qualified UNLV students, as well as to facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. Through this grant, SSS currently serves over 300 UNLV students.
Student Support Services Regular (SSS STEM)
SSS STEM is a program that offers services aimed at increasing the academic potential of participants in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) disciplines. The goal of the program is to increase retention and graduation rates of qualified UNLV students who demonstrate academic need and who are either first-generation, and/or low income, and/or have a documented disability. The program provides students the same guidance, support, and services as the regular SSS, and also connects participants to faculty advisors, research opportunities, and other programming oriented toward their selected majors. This program currently serves over 250 students.
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair)
This program prepares participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or underrepresented in graduate education, that have demonstrated strong academic potential. McNair works closely with these participants through their undergraduate requirements, encourages their entrance into graduate programs, and tracks their progress to successful completion of advanced degrees. The goal of McNair is to increase the attainment of doctorate degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. Qualified McNair Scholars benefit from graduate research opportunities, faculty mentoring, professional conferences 7 and workshops, doctoral studies preparation seminars, tutoring, academic counseling, graduate program admissions assistance, financial aid assistance, and GRE preparation. McNair currently serves over 30 scholars.
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) (4)
This partnership between the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (The Center) and various educational and community entities provides intense and intrusive services to thirteen poorest middle and high schools in Clark County. The GEAR UP cohort model allows The Center to serve over 20,000 students and their parents by providing educational support for the students to achieve academic success and by equipping them to access post-secondary educational opportunities. The goals of the Partnership include empowering students to achieve academic successes and gain access to post-secondary education; increase student awareness of postsecondary education and career opportunities; enhance classroom environments by providing support through instructional resources and teacher training; reduce dropout rates, absenteeism, and instances of disciplinary infractions by working collaboratively with school staff; increase parental involvement to reinforce student academic achievement and facilitate access to postsecondary education; and implement academic related activities designed to improve student achievement.
Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) (2), also known as Adult Educational Services (AES)
This federally funded program, locally known as Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC), assists individuals 19 years of age and older to pursue postsecondary education. EOC Adult Services assists qualified participants with choosing a career path and appropriate education channels, as well as encourages high school dropouts to return to high school or obtain a GED (General Education Diploma). The goal of EOC Adult Services is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. This grant serves approximately 1000 students.
TRIO Training Institute (Priority 2)
This program provides professional development seminars for persons supervising or employed by one or more Federal TRIO projects across the United States. Participants receive Instruction regarding college admissions and financial aid counseling, and financial literacy counseling. This grant serves over 300 TRIO professionals annually.
Title III Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program (2)
AANAPISI project participants receive services based on their need for academic support in order to persist in their degree programs, earn postsecondary credentials, and enroll in post-baccalaureate studies. AANAPISI project services include academic, financial, and career counseling, research opportunities, assistance with graduate school admissions and program exploration. This program serves over 200 students.
NSF-LSAMP National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances of Minority Participation
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.