Eligibility for TRIO

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling bases. 

PDF Instructions:

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

To view the PDF, you will need to use Adobe Reader (using Adobe Reader prevents tab order errors and other inconveniences present in browser-based PDF readers).

Page last modified November 15, 2018