Educational Opportunity Centers

Educational Opportunity Centers, located throughout the country, help adults complete high school and/or enter postsecondary education. These Centers help people to choose a college and a suitable financial aid program. There are 124 Educational Opportunity Centers in America serving 195,000 individuals. Ohio has 5 Educational Opportunity Centers serving a total of 8,279 participants

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement programs are designed to encourage undergraduates to consider careers in college teaching as well as prepare for doctoral study. Students who participate in this program are provided with research opportunities and faculty mentors. This program was named in honor of the astronaut who died in the 1986 space-shuttle explosion. Currently, there are 201 McNair programs hosted at universities across the nation serving students. Ohio has 5 McNair programs serving a total of 127 students.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound helps high school students to prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, mathematics and science on college campuses after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. Currently, 964 programs are in operation throughout the United States. Ohio has 28 Upward Bound programs serving 1,955 participants.

Upward Bound Math Science

Upward Bound Math Science helps students strengthen math and science skills. In addition, students learn computer technology as well as English, foreign language and study skills. 117 programs are serving students throughout the country. Ohio has 5 Upward Bound Math Science programs serving a total of 258 participants.

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound programs provide intensive basic skills development and short-term remedial courses for military veterans to help them successfully transition to postsecondary education. Veterans learn how to secure support from available resources such as the Veterans Administration, veterans associations, and various state and local agencies that serve veterans. Ohio has two Veterans Upward Bound programs serving a total of 240 participants.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services helps students to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees. Participants, who include disabled college students, receive tutoring, counseling and remedial instruction. Students are being served at 947 colleges and universities nationwide. Ohio has 22 Student Support Services programs serving 4,530 participants.


Talent Search

Talent Search programs serve young people in grades six through twelve and high school and postsecondary school dropouts. In addition to academic advising, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps participants better understand their educational opportunities and options. 363,000 Americans are enrolled in 466 Talent Search TRIO programs. Ohio has 13 Talent Search programs serving 9,687 participants.

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Ohio TRIO is a member of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) (formerly MAEOPP), one of the 10 regional associations that comprise the Council for Opportunity in Education. TRIO programs in Ohio receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Federal TRIO Programs. Ohio TRIO is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization.  Feel free to contact us via email at

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