Welcome to Iowa TRIO!


Iowa TRiO is a group of colleges and universities (26 at last count) in the state of Iowa that embody our nation's commitment to the dream of education for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstances.

We are a part of the federal TRiO programs. TRiO includes seven outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. The programs include Student Support Services, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and others.

For more information on Iowa TRiO - see the Iowa TRIO link on the left.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Talent Search program, which has guided more than 11 million students and their families through the college preparation and application process. Talent Search grew out of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Higher Education Act (HEA), established with the goal of seeing that “no American talent is wasted.” HEA also celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The HEA is arguably the most significant piece of legislation governing American higher education. These anniversaries, coming in the same year, make 2015 a milestone in the history of higher education.

Click here to see how you can participate!

Download the 2016 TRIO Fact Book here

Save the Date!

2017 EOA-Iowa Chapter Spring Conference:

“Igniting the Educational Fire”

Wed, April 5th – Friday, April 7th

Hotel Julien | Dubuque, Iowa


2016 Fact Book Available!

(See link under UB logo)

Member Benefits Handbook

click on Purpose/Membership


The Future of TRIO
in the Age of “Innovation”

Powerpoint from
Heather Valentine

(click here)

TRIO Alumni! Visit Here

Alumni Survey!
(Click on the Alumni link at left)


Check out our new Legislation & Education page!

2015 Iowa TRIO Scholarship Awards!

MAEOPP Board of Directors Scholarship
Ikram Omar Briar Cliff University - ETS
Ed & Mary Jane Banfield Achievement Award
Michaela Bobenhouse Central College - ETS
Roger Child Achievement Award
Pedro Lopez Luther College - SSS
Thomas Mortenson Achiemement Awards
Elizabeth Chavez Central College - ETS
Iowa TRIO Achievement Awards
Joshua Fish Graceland University - ETS
Selena Puente University of Northern Iowa - SSS
Jasmine Russell Iowa Central Community College - SSS
Ashley Claus Iowa Lakes Community College- SSS


Submitting Promising Practices for MAEOPP (webinar)

A video recording and copies of all the handouts are on the MAEOPP Center website at


The links are at the bottom of that web page. There is an updated version of the PP handout with the addition of several slides.



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