Success Stories

“I am the second grandchild of 12 – the fourth youngest – to graduate high school on my father’s side. I am the eldest and only female grandchild on my mother’s side. I will be the first to attend college in both families. As one could imagine, my families expectations – and my own – haven’t been the lightest to bear. I will no lie; there have been times where I sat back, completely overwhelmed, asking myself when this would all be worth it, or, if in fact, it would ever be worth it. Ever since junior high I had a pretty clear image of what I wanted to do after high school, but at that time, I felt I had neither the resources nor the slightest clue of how to get where I wanted to go. It was not until the middle of my freshman year that I was given the opportunity of a lifetime: a guaranteed chance of attending a good college and having a stable, successful career…”

Comments from Other TRIO Students

“TRIO has been the best thing I could have asked for. I was about to give up with school until I heard about TRIO. Ever since I joined TRIO my education has been the most important thing in my life because of all the support I got from the staff and my TRIO peers.”

“Everything TRIO has done for me has helped me to achieve my goals. I never thought I would be this motivated about school. TRIO has helped me to get to where I am today, as well as where I will go in my future.”

“Without the help of TRIO I would not be where I am today as a student. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society and have received enough scholarships to fund my entire education.”

“TRIO has not only provided the educational guidance and financial assistance that I needed to pave my path on my journey to a fruitful life, but they have also given me motivation, the firm shove, that I needed in order to keep striving for the higher.”