Parris Scholars TRIO Programs are 100% federally funded TRIO programs that are part of the Educational Outreach Division of The Parris Foundation. The programs identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The programs provide academic, career, and financial counseling to their participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The programs publicize the availability of financial aid and assist participants with the postsecondary application process. Our programs also encourage those who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of all Parris Scholars TRIO Programs is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. All services are FREE to the participants of the program.