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STUDENT CENTERED

Indiana TRiO advocates on behalf of first generation, low income and students with disabilities that participate in Indiana TRiO programs.

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COMMUNITY BASED

The Indiana Chapter brings together administrators, counselors, advisors, and teachers who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and assuring success in formal post-secondary education.

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PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

Each year Indiana TRiO awards several scholarships and awards to students participating in Indiana TRiO programs and professionals serving students in a TRiO program.

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SERVICE ORIENTED

Indiana TRiO projects provide services such as academic tutoring, career and college exploration, personal counseling, mentoring, financial aid/literacy guidance, and other support necessary for educational access and retention

2014 indiana trio professional conference

may 20-22, 2014 at the University of Notre Dame

The Story of Indiana TRiO

Indiana TRiO, formerly known as the Indiana Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity ProgramPersonnel (I-MAEOPP), has a history of broadening accessibility to, and assuring success in a postsecondaryenvironment for low-income, first-generation students and those students with disabilities. Indiana TRiO is thestate professional organization for Indiana’s TRiO projects. The organization provides professional training andcommunity networking for the state’s TRiO professionals.

Why Support TRiO?

Americans, regardless of their background, financial status, or disability have the right to attend college – agoal too often thought unattainable for many citizens. Although the desire may have been present, the means toachieve that goal was beyond the reach of many. Indiana TRiO projects have successfully made it their mission toremove social, academic, and cultural barriers that prevent many students from entering and graduating fromcollege. But don’t take our word for it; hear from some of the Indiana students who benefit from these programs.

Testimonials

  • Upward Bound is a program that is giving me more options and new experiences. It’s very important to me because it’s helping me achieve goals that I wouldn’t be able to accomplish due to my family’s low income.

    Emily Castro
    The University of Notre Dame – Upward Bound
  • Upward Bound has given me the skills to succeed not only through education but through life…I now enjoy the process of learning, studying, and most of all I now strive for excellence.

    Julian Miller Indiana Wesleyan University
    Upward Bound
  • One thing this program tells me is that there is someone out there that cares.

    Phaechari Evans
    Purdue University – Calumet‐Educational Talent Search
  • To stay competitive, Indiana needs to have more programs like this to get students on the right track and keep them there.

    Sara Wines
    Vincennes University – Upward Bound
  • TRiO programs give students a sense of hope when wondering how they are going to be able to pay for schooling. Student Support Services, the program I came to college through has helped me develop confidence within myself to succeed more.

    Rick Owens
    Indiana University – Group Student Support Services
  • I attended the Richard Lugar Symposium. I must tell you that experience has given me the confidence to pursue a career in government. Though you [Richard Lugar] are my inspiration, I thank Talent Search for getting me involved. Our country needs more of these programs to get the youth of America interested and involved in their communities.

    Brenden Davidson
    Vincennes University – Educational Talent Search
  • This program tells students to keep going when the world says quit.

    Tom Walker III
    Indiana University – Group Student Support Services
  • Without Upward Bound, I would still be in the dark about college and how to get there.

    Mykia Stephens
    Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne – Upward Bound
  • Upward Bound and all of the other TRiO programs push students to be successful, bright young minds.

    Jamar M. Buckley
    Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis – Upward Bound
  • Upward Bound has changed my whole perspective about careers… Losing this program is like being told I may never see my family again.

    Rebecca S
    The University of Notre Dame – Upward Bound
  • To stay competitive, Indiana needs to have more programs like this to get students on the right track and keep them there.

    Sara Wines
    Vincennes University – Upward Bound
  • There are many students on the streets trying to accomplish great goals, yet there are no building blocks to support them on their path. TRiO programs give students the building blocks, a mentor and support system.

    Julia Cook‐Jones
    Purdue University – Calumet‐ Upward Bound
  • I am so very thankful for these programs. I would not be able to do some of the things I have been able to do. My family has been hit extremely hard with illness…These programs help families like mine. Please keep this in mind when discussing budget cuts.

    Laura Hughes
    Vincennes University – Educational Talent Search
  • TRiO allows students to engage in productive and educational opportunities that promote individual growth.

    Rudolpho Gonzalez
    Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne – Upward Bound
  • TRiO programs have been very supportive. TRiO has offered many services that have helped me such as tutoring, grant opportunities, TRiO conferences and group meetings.

    Hannah Jordan
    Indiana Tech –Student Support Services
  • Educational Talent Search is a truly beneficial program. If it has helped me so much, I can’t imagine how much it can help others. This program should be around for years to come to help other students, too.

    Kristi Ashby
    Vincennes University – Educational Talent Search
  • Without these programs I don’t think that I would be graduating in four years from college. Many students don’t have the same equal opportunities in college and keeping these programs will give college students a better chance to be successful.

    Casie Stone
    Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis ‐ Student Support Services