What is TRIO?
TRIO is a set of federally-funded college and university-based educational opportunity outreach programs that motivate and support students from low-income backgrounds-including military veterans and students with disabilities. Currently serving nearly 840,000 students from middle schoolthrough post-graduate study, TRIO provides academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring,financial guidance, and other supports necessary to promote college access, retention, and graduation.
Celebrating 50 Years of Talent Search
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Talent Search program, which has guided more than 11 million students and their families through the college preparation and application process. Talent Search grew out of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Higher Education Act (HEA), established with the goal of seeing that "no American talent is wasted." HEA also celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The HEA is arguably the most significant piece of legislation governing American higher education. These anniversaries, coming in the same year, make 2015 a milestone in the history of higher education.
National TRIO Day
National TRIO Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Friday in February. According to the 1986 Congressional resolution, National TRIO Day is meant to focus the nation's "attention on the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives, to the necessary investment if they are to become contributing citizens of the country, and to the talent which will be wasted if that investment is not made." National TRIO Day is a day of celebration, reflection, and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Calling All TRIO Alumni!
Were you a member of Talent Search, Upward Bound, or Upward Bound Math & Science?