TRIO works to unlock your future
Our programs provide cultural and academic support to participants in greater Southwest Virginia to help them pursue and obtain postsecondary education.
This early intervention program for students in grades six through 12 helps young people better understand their educational opportunities and options.
This program helps high school students overcome social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.
Help support TRIO Programs students
Your gift, large or small, can help an aspiring college student overcome barriers to higher education. Make a donation using our online form today!
Grow your leadership skills, build community, and support your own personal development.
Get tips that can help you be more successful in college.
Meet the Talent Search and Upward Bound team and email your advisor.
Get a head start on fall!
From summer camps to our six-week residency program on Virgnia Tech's campus, use your summer vacation to get ahead, visit college campuses, make new friends, and much more!
Article Item'Get a good pair of boots' , article
Five graduates who came to Virginia Tech as transfer students talk about the highlights and challenges of studying fish and wildlife conservation and how growing up in rural Appalachia motivates them as Hokies.
Article ItemFormer TRIO Programs Director Tom Wilson leaves a legacy of helping first-gen, low-income students go to college , article
Wilson, who died in 2020, dedicated his life and his wealth to helping students overcome obstacles to higher education. His endowment will provide nearly $20,000 in scholarships or other financial aid each year for Upward Bound and Talent Search participants.
Article ItemClass of 2023: Austin Holloway named Outstanding Senior for the College of Natural Resources and Environment , article
Holloway, a first-generation college student, had numerous field and research experiences, including building stream habitats and doing tagging for eastern hellbenders