The Oregon TRIO Association is a 501(c)3 organization that advocates on behalf of low-income and first-generation college students in the state of Oregon.


Our mission is to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented students in higher education.

Make a one-time donation to our scholarship fund online.  Click here to be routed to PayPal.


You can select Oregon TRIO Association to get donations from your AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Rewards accounts.  


To make your tax-deductible donations for student scholarships with the Oregon TRIO Association, please contact:

Amazon Smile Instructions

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Oregon Trio Association” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.


How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Oregon Trio Association” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app


Oregon TRIO Association provides student scholarships to Oregon TRIO Association members and alumni.

Dirks TRIO Achiever Awards | Ten scholarships are awarded annually: 

  • Two (2) scholarships to every district in Oregon
  • Each scholarship is $500 and is provided directly to the student
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