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Support the MN TRIO Association

There are many ways you can support TRIO in Minnesota, whether financially, joining the effort, contacting your legislators to advocate for TRIO, or just by spreading the word about the positive impacts of our programs.
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*Sizes XS, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL and 6XL available upon request. Please contact to place your order for additional sizes

Make A Donation


Thank you for donating to the Minnesota TRIO Programs. Your gift will contribute to scholarships for TRIO students, advocacy for students and programming, student leadership conferences, and professional development opportunities for members of TRIO and educational opportunity program personnel. In addition to financial gifts, we accept donations in kind, services, and also items for our scholarship auction or prizes for students. 


To donate, click here to download the donation form to mail in with check or click the Donate button to pay online.

(If you wish to designate your gift to the Ronald McKinley Scholarship, be sure to indicate that in your donation.)       


Become a Member


Thank you for your interest in becoming a MN TRIO member. Regular members may be any professional that works in TRIO, GEAR UP, or other educational opportunity program. Membership includes joining the state and regional organizations: MN TRIO and the Educational Opportunity Association. Click to read more about membership types and join!  


Become a TRIO Advocate


Our elected officials need to know why it is important to continue supporting the TRIO programs and college access. Becoming an advocate of TRIO allows you the chance to have your voice be heard. While TRIO has made significant strides in providing access to higher education, there are many challenges ahead.  Please write your elected official today to ensure that TRIO programs will receive needed funding to continue providing educational opportunities to low-income, first-generation college students throughout the United States. Click here to see how you can advocate on the legislative level!

Fair Share

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) depends on institutional memberships, subscriptions, and personal contributions as its major source of operating revenue. Fair Share is the sharing of budgetary responsibility needed for the Council for Opportunity in Education to operate based on the relative number of TRIO projects in an area. The Council's Board of Directors votes on the General Administrative Budget (GAB) of the Council. The GAB supports the critical work of the Council not supported by outside grants. The Fair Share is then calculated using the GAB amount.

Please make a $100 personal donation to Fair Share for the 10-for-10. Fair Share is important as it is about 50% of COE's annual budget. If donating $100 is too costly, there is the option to have the TRIO Program employees pay the amount together. Please note the amount of the donation can only be credited to one name. 

Click Here for Contribution Form

EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


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