Oregon TRIO

Promoting Educational
Equity, Access, and Opportunity
for Underrepresented Students since 2000.


Oregon TRIO Association

Oregon TRIO Association’s mission is to be a catalyst in Oregon for progressive initiatives that promote educational equity, access, and opportunity for traditionally marginalized student populations.

Why Join OTA?

OTA advocates for its TRIO programs and students at the Congressional level, provides professional development opportunities for members and students, connects students to community resources, and offers grant writing support to ensure the sustainability of its programs by the US Department of Education. 


OTA is working to build organizational capacity as it can now provide advanced support to its programs and create new opportunities for TRIO students. 


OTA’s primary goal is to increase the number of students served in Oregon by applying for new TRIO grants throughout the state.


These grant funds are utilized to create scholarships to support college students who are no longer eligible for financial aid (and are close to graduation) and for low-income students to pursue international education opportunities.



Program Perks

Professional Development Conference

Grant writing workshops and funding

1:1 social media and website support

TRIO Students

Last-Mile scholarships

OTA corporate scholarships

Annual Student Leadership Conference


OTA makes it a priority to advocate for TRIO programs, assist with new and existing challenges, and keep members informed about new opportunities.


By applying for numerous grants throughout Oregon, OTA is consistently increasing its capacity to serve students.


Oregon TRIO programs continue to serve over 11,000 students per year in 47 projects across Oregon's five districts.

Value for Money

The current annual membership fee for project members is $300.


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  • TRIO programs assist students with career exploration, college admissions, college preparation, financial aid, scholarships, and college retention and graduation. 
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Upward Bound
  • Upward Bound Math-Science
  • Veterans Upward Bound
  • Educational Opportunity Centers
  • Student Support Services
  • The Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • TRIO Training Grants

  • Provide TRIO students with the resources and tools necessary to successfully navigate through high school and college.


  • Support Oregon TRIO programs by encouraging best practices and providing student events, professional development opportunities, and grant support to maximize the effectiveness of each program.


  • Work to identify potential new areas of need and pursue federal TRIO funding to support more students in need of TRIO program services.


  • Build coalitions of allied community partners, and utilize local and statewide resources that enhance program operations.
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