TRiO Day 2011

February 23rd, 2011

Today is TRiO Day 2011 at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the one day of the year that thousand influence on Oklahoma’s higher education system.

TRiO is educational opportunity for low-Income, first generation and cultural barriers to higher education.

As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from families with incomes under $24,000, where neither parent graduated from college. Over 2,700 TRIO Programs currently serve nearly 873,000 low-income Americans.
In Oklahoma, there are 25 Upward Bound, 17 Educational Talent Search, 7 Upward Bound Math/Science, 3 Veterans Upward Bound, 5 Educational Opportunity Centers, 20 Student Support Services, and 4 community agencies. These projects serve 27,323 participants.
That is a huge chunk of students in Oklahoma, and present…I look forward to seeing what great things happen in your life.
Ryan Eller