Through their academic, financial, social, and cultural supportive services, TRIO programs have empowered an estimated 5 million low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities to enter and graduate college. To help create a stronger network of TRIO alumni, the Council has several opportunities for alumni.

COE Seeks Nominations for the 2021 National TRIO Achievers Awards

What do an astronaut, award-winning actress, college president, and TV producer have in common? They have all been National TRIO Achievers. The Council looks forward to honoring an equally outstanding group during its 40th Annual Conference in Atlanta this September. To nominate an outstanding TRIO alumnus, please click here.

COE recognized outstanding National TRIO Achievers during its Educational Opportunity Dinners in Washington, D.C., in 2017, in New York in 2018, and in Chicago in 2019. The recognition ceremony was virtual in 2020.

For more information about the TRIO Achievers, please contact Justis Lopez at (

Registration Now Open for the 2021 TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum

In conjunction with its Annual Policy Seminar, COE hosts the TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum to connect TRIO alumni across the country. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, alumni have the opportunity to network and learn strategies to organize at the local level. To register for this free event, please click here.

Join the TRIO Alumni Online Network!

This online community allows TRIO alumni from around the world to connect and stay current with TRIO news and events; join local alumni groups; network with peers; and post, share, or browse career opportunities. Create your profile today at (!

Submit Your Story to Faces of TRIO

It's time to share your TRIO Story with the world! An effort to bring awareness to the positive impact of TRIO programs, Faces of TRIO collects stories from TRIO alumni and shares them on social media. To submit your story for consideration, please complete this survey. To view the most recent Faces of TRIO alumni profiles, please click here.