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Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
  • Have an interest in becoming a K-12 educator
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parents have completed a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institute)
    AND/OR meet specific income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
    AND/OR a student with a disability

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Application Instructions

First, complete the online application for the TRIO Teacher Preparation Student Support Service. Then complete the application checklist by providing the following:

  1. Copies of all college transcripts
  2. A signed copy of the TPSSS program agreement (available at the TPSSS office).
  3. If you are a current college student and have completed at least one semester, please also include a written recommendation from a college professor as part of your application. The written recommendation may be emailed to TPSSS at

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If you prefer to apply on a PDF/paper application, this can be downloaded at