The Bertha M. Jones Memorial Award is given to an alumnus of a TRIO program. The recipient of the Bertha M. Jones Memorial Award will have achieved SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS in their lives; the award is intended to allow Indiana TRIO to celebrate the success of former TRIO students who, without their participation in a TRIO program, might not have had the chance to NOTABLY SUCCEED.
Bertha Jones was a former Talent Search Director with the Gary, IN school district. She served as a guidance counselor before she took the Director's position. At the time the Gary program and the former program at ALFE (Association for a Loan Free Education) in Indianapolis were two of the original Talent Search programs in the state.
Indiana TRIO Professional Awards Application