Students outside O'Shaughnessy Hall

TRiO Newswire

Advice for first-generation students applying to college this fall

Applying to college can make anyone’s head spin. And if you’re the first person in your family to ever try it, the application process can be completely overwhelming.

Upward Bound Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Upward Bound, the country’s first federal program to prepare low-income students for college, is celebrating 50 years of helping high school students go from poverty to the middle class through higher education. Among the millions of alumni who got their start through the program are two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis; best-selling author Wil Haygood; ABC Primetime host John Quinones; GE Asset Management President and CEO Dmitri Stockton, Democratic National Committee Vice-Chairwoman Donna Brazile, and a varied list of astronauts, judges, scientists, politicians, actors, musicians, scholars, inventors, and entrepreneurs.


FR. TED'S 10K A Success

More than 300 students, staff, campus and community participants came out to support TRiO at FR. TED'S 10K on campus Sunday April 27, 2014.

Thank you to all runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors who supported this fundraising event! All funds support scholarships for high school seniors in TRiO Upward Bound.…

Video Celebrating National TRiO Day at University of Notre Dame

Watch Highlights of the 2014 Conference!

Click here to access video of the plenary session and the awards luncheon.…

College Opportunity Summit Held

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday, January 16, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama convened a group of higher education leaders at the White House to discuss tangible steps to increase college opportunities for all americans - particurlarly those from lower-income families. Among those in atendance was Ms. Maureen Holyer, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education. Read More...

Senators Considers Changes to TRIO, Other Programs

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday, January 16, the U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee met for a special "round table" to discuss changes in two federal programs that aim to improve access by helping needy and minority students prepare for college—TRIO and Gear Up. The hearing was part of the coming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Read More...

Three TRiO Students Top the Class of 2013

As recently announced in the South Bend Tribune, three ND TRiO students are among the top academic performers in this year's high school class of 2013! Special congratulations go to Ms. Elizabeth Arndt - Valedictorian of Clay High School, as well as Mr. Anthony Douglas II - Valedictorian of Washington High School and Ms. Emily Castro - Salutatorian of Washington High School.

Ms. Arndt and Mr. Douglas are TRiO Talent Search students, and Ms. Castro is a TRiO Upward Bound student.

Upcoming Events

13th Annual Student Parent Leadership Conference

February 28, 2015

In honor of National TRiO Day, we are hosting our 13th Annual Student Parent Leadership Conference for students in TRiO Programs and also local South Bend organizations.   Scholars of Steel; Spirit of Success is this year's theme.

Call 574-631-5669 or email with any questions.