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Please consider nominating TRIO alumni to attend the COE Policy Seminar in March 2017.  Minnesota TRIO will cover the expenses if your alumni is selected to attend. Please complete the 2017 application and submit by the 
deadline of Tuesday, JANUARY 17, 2017.

If you plan to attend the 
37th Annual COE Policy Seminar please email with your name, program, phone number, and Congressional district you live in AND work in.  To find which district you are located in, go to the district finder


The information below includes materials to learn more about the MN TRIO Association, our programs, and the students we serve as well as tips on advocacy, and news on legislative efforts. We ask for your help to inform the public about TRIO and other educational opportunity programs in Minnesota. Vital funding is important in serving a greater number of Minnesota's eligible youth and adults. So please share your program and alumni successes!


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TRIO professionals work closely with educators, counselors, and policy-makers to promote educational opportunity and foster a climate that welcomes and supports low-income, first-generation students. TRIO professionals are available to present on issues related to poverty and education, first-generation students in higher education, retention,  financial aid information and application assistance. 

Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) published:
Jennifer Engle, Ph.D. & Vincent Tinto, Ph.D.
Published by the Pell Institute.  A guide for working with TRiO students.
A new report by the Pell Institute for Opportunity in Education, “Bridging the Gaps to Success: Promising Practices for Promoting Transfer Among Low-Income and First-Generation Students", highlights the work of six Texas community colleges with higher-than-expected transfer rates among their students. 

EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


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