The Indiana TRIO Board of Directors have established Professional Awards to be presented at the Annual Professional Conference.
The following opportunities have deadlines of Friday, March 16, 2018.
Indiana TRIO Professional Awards Application
Click the text above to download the application. Or, click the text below to be taken directly to each award page.
The LaVerta L. Terry Outstanding Service Award is designed to recognize the contributions of a professional in a TRIO program.
The Bertha M. Jones Memorial Award is given to an alumnus of a TRIO program.
The Rozelle Boyd Outstanding Achievement Award is awarded to an accomplished professional from outside of the TRIO profession.
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.
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.
One thing this program tells me is that there is someone out there that cares.
To stay competitive, Indiana needs to have more programs like this to get students on the right track and keep them there.
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.
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.
This program tells students to
keep going when the world
Without Upward Bound, I would
still be in the dark about college and
how to get there.
Upward Bound and all of the other
TRiO programs push students to be
successful, bright young minds.
Upward Bound has changed my whole
perspective about careers… Losing this
program is like being told I may never see my
To stay competitive, Indiana needs to have more programs like this to get students on the right track and
keep them there.
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.
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.
TRiO allows students to engage in
productive and educational
opportunities that promote individual
TRiO programs have been very supportive.
TRiO has offered many services that have
helped me such as tutoring, grant
opportunities, TRiO conferences and group
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.
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.