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Challenger Program

Welcome to the Challenger Program! Challenger is designed to assist students in every way possible to complete post-secondary education at the University of Houston.

The Challenger Program is a formally federally funded “Student Support Services” TRIO Project funded by the Department of Education.  The Challenger Program is now funded under Student Success Services. Established at the University of Houston in 1987, this program was designed to assist students who are primarily low-income and/or first-generation college students to complete their education at the University of Houston.  Student participants come from an array of backgrounds that cut across all ethnic/racial, gender, and socio-economic boundaries.