TRIO is a group of federally funded outreach programs that were put in place to support disadvantaged students who want to pursue higher education. Wichita State sponsors eight TRIO programs, each of them focusing on a specific population and with a unique focus. Read a bout two TRIO programs below:
- Educational Opportunity Centers help primarily low-income adults who would be first-generation college students gain admission to college and find financial assistance with completing college admission and financial aid applications.
- Veterans Upward Bound provides educational and support services to enable veterans to make the transition to post-secondary education. Services include tutoring, counseling, career and academic planning, preparatory courses for college enrollment, and referral services.
Since 1986, the last Saturday of each February has been designated as National TRIO Day to recognize the efforts of these programs in assisting our nation’s low-income and first-generation college students.