Eligibility for TRIO TPSSS

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

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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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 16, 2017