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.