The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

Here is a short list of some famous TRIO Alumni

John Quinones

Upward Bound
ABC News “Prime Time Live”

Gwendolynne “Gwen” Moore

Student Support Services
US Congresswoman

Franklin Ramon Chang Diaz

Student Support Services
NASA Astronaut

Angela Bassett

Upward Bound
Academy Award Nominated Actress

Patrick Ewing

Upward Bound
Coach, Olympian and Former Professional Basketball Player

Visit the Federal Trio Page

Student Support Services

Talent Search

Upward Bound

Upward Bound Math & Science

MCAN (Montana College Attainment Network)


ASPIRE Alumni Registration

National TRIO Alumni Association

The Council for Opportunity in Education

Montana Technological University
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1300 West Park
Butte, MT 59701
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