Welcome to TRIO STEM3

Our vision is for all TRIO STEM3 students to graduate within 6 years with the skills they need to navigate academic, career, and life challenges successfully.

We support your learning with these free academic and personal services:

  • Course advisement
  • One-on-One tutoring
  • Graduate school exploration and application
  • Help filing the FAFSA
  • Help finding scholarships and other aid
  • Budgeting and financial literacy

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Trio Stem3 services

Academic Advising

As a participant, you will receive individualized academic advisement, including:

  • Designing a personalized academic plan of study
  • Establishing academic goals
  • Tracking progress
  • Providing personal support
Computer Lab and Lounge

The STEM3 lab and lounge are accessible to STEM3 eligible participants during program hours.

Educational Resources

Our program has many technological and educational resources available, including:

  • TI-84 Scientific Calculators
  • Dell Desktops
  • Olympus Digital Voice Recorders
  • Textbooks, GRE preparation materials, and reference library
  • Models for Inorganic & Organic Chemistry, Anatomy, and Biology
  • Microscope and Histology slides
Financial Aid Advising & Financial/Economic Literacy Advising

You will also receive individualized financial aid advising. Advising includes:

  • Preparing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Help with scholarships, grants, and financial aid applications

We also offer financial/economic literacy advising such as:

  • Reviewing or creating a personal budget
  • Obtaining information about credit score
  • Reviewing student loan debt and payment requirements
  • Building credit
  • Minimizing debt load
Graduate School Advising

Our graduate school advising includes:

  • Selecting graduate school programs
  • Understanding and meeting program requirements
  • Applying to and preparing for graduate school
  • Preparing for entry exams
  • Finding financial support for graduate school
Scholarship Awards

STEM3 offers scholarship awards to eligible participants. Eligibility requirements: Be a STEM3 participant for at least one semester.


Individualized one-on-one tutoring is provided to all eligible participants upon request.

Find your tutor

We serve 120 eligible students who have one of the following declared majors:

  • Anthropology
  • Athletic Training Education (major discontinued at FLC, but students currently in this major are still supported by TRIO STEM3)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Secondary Education
  • Biology
  • Biology Secondary Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Secondary Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems (School of Business Administration)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise and Health Promotion
  • Exercise Science (major discontinued at FLC, but students currently in this major are still supported by STEM3)
  • Exercise Science K-12 Education
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • Math
  • Mathematics Secondary Education
  • Nutrition Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sport Administration

Cacia Pope, Biology, 2016 and Paige Traversie, Psychology with minor in Public Health, 2015
Cacia Pope '16, Biology and
Paige Traversie
(Lakota Cheyenne River Sioux)
'15, Psychology

“STEM3 was a large part of my life during the years I studied at FLC. As a first-generation, low-income student, I had no clue what college would be like and did not realize the amount of work that had to go into it to be successful.

The advisors at STEM3 guided me towards proper study habits and time management, and I started getting the best grades I had ever received in my life. They helped me develop a good work ethic and set realistic goals. To top it all off, they provided me with a space where I felt like I belonged, which was critical to maintaining sanity while working on a Bachelor of Science!

After graduation, STEM3 offered me a position as one of their advisors. I am truly honored and excited to be in this role, and my goal is to be able to make a difference for our students, just as my advisor did for me.”

Adriana Kinlecheenie '17, Public Health
Adriana Kinlecheenie
'17, Public Health

"STEM3 helped me get my degree through their encouragement and willingness to be there for me as a student in their program.

My STEM3 advisors were always ready to listen to me whenever I had a problem and always gave me advice that helped me. They helped me stay on track with my degree plan and always asked how my classes were going. Whenever I needed help getting good grades, they hired tutors to help me. They helped me stay caught up with school, even through the rough times.

The whole STEM3 team helped me understand that asking for help isn’t a bad thing. It is always great to ask for help when needed because we can’t always do everything independently. As a member of STEM3, I’ve learned a lot about myself: now I know I can achieve the goals that I set for myself."

Our Mission

We positively impact the FLC TRIO STEM3 retention, graduation, and graduate school transferability rates of first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities.