Indiana TRIO advocates on behalf of first generation, low income and students with disabilities that participate in Indiana TRIO programs.
Indiana TRIO brings together college access professionals, TRIO professionals, administrators, and advisors who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and assuring success in formal post-secondary education.
Each year Indiana TRIO awards several scholarships and awards to students participating in Indiana TRIO programs and professionals serving students in a college access program.
Indiana TRIO projects provide services such as academic tutoring,
career and college exploration,
financial aid/literacy guidance, and
other support necessary for educational access and retention.
Indiana TRIO is a chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA). Formerly known as the Indiana Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (I-MAEOPP), Indiana TRIO has a history of broadening accessibility to, and assuring success in a post secondary environment for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities. The organization provides professional training and community networking for the state’s educational opportunity program and TRIO professionals.
Americans, regardless of their background, financial status, or disability have the right to attend college – a goal too often thought unattainable for many citizens. Although the desire may have been present, the means to achieve that goal was beyond the reach of many. Indiana TRIO projects have successfully made it their mission to remove social, academic, and cultural barriers that prevent many students from entering and graduating from college. But don’t take our word for it; hear from some of the Indiana students who benefit from these programs.