TRIO at Marshall University

TRIO programs are Federally-funded initiatives to help support low-income and first generation college students enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. Over 1,200 colleges, universities, community colleges and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. Marshall University sponsors two Talent Search programs:


Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program : Serves Appalachian youth in Mason and Wayne Counties.

Empowering Appalachia Talent Search Program Serves Appalachian youth in Cabell County.

Educational Opportunity Center: Provides services to encourage adults interested in completing their education.

Upward Bound Program: Provides tutoring and a summer program for West Virginia high school students in Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln Counties.

Student Support Services: Helps Marshall students improve their reading, learning, and study skills.

Marshall University TRIO Programs