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TRIO Programs

Helping students stay on course for college

Participants in our federal college access programs can get live tutoring and technology support.

TRIO works to unlock your dreams

TRIO Programs at Virginia Tech provides cultural and academic support to participants in greater Southwest Virginia to help them pursue and obtain postsecondary education. 

Talent Search

This early intervention program for students in grades six through 12 helps young people better understand their educational opportunities and options.

Upward Bound

This federally-funded TRIO program helps high school students overcome social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. 

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.

COVID-19 decontamination leader offers tips for college, career success

High school students heard firsthand from someone playing a critical role in the battle against COVID-19 about the importance of math and science.

In memoriam: Tom Wilson, longtime TRIO Programs director 

Tom Wilson, worked passionately for more than 30 years with the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs to provide educational opportunities for all students.

VIDEO: Which students make the most dramatic transformations?

Director Frances Clark talks about how TRIO Programs can help students find the best path to college and a career they love.