Upward Bound - What is TRIO?
In the early years, Trio Programs represented three programs, Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services, but since has grown to represent more than eight federally funded educational opportunity programs. Trio programs are designed to help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. They provide information, counseling, academic instruction, tutoring, assistance in applying for financial aid, encouragement and support. Trio programs help over 500,000 low-income and first-generation college students each year. There are over 1,677 Trio programs in operation nationwide (573 Upward Bound Bound programs) at more than 800 public and private colleges and universities, and at 80 community agencies.
More about TRIO and the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations (NCEOA).
Links To Other Trio Programs: Trio Programs Across The Country
Maurice Gosby: Personal Web Page - Upward Bound Graduate, '94
LaShonda Miller: Personal Web Page - Upward Bound Graduate, '95
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