MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University is hosting the state’s TRiO Day on Feb. 27 with approximately 300 students and staff from Kentucky and surrounding states. The students participating are active in one of the following programs: Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, Upward Bound Math/Science, Educational Opportunity Centers, Veterans Upward Bound, and the McNair Program.
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These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education Federal TRiO Grant. The goal is to promote equal opportunity and to provide access to higher education. Each program is designed to help underrepresented students overcome barriers to higher education by providing information, counseling, academic instruction, and tutoring, so as to improve academic performance, increase student motivation, and facilitate transitions from one level of education to the next.
“We are very excited to have this event on our campus,” said Myra Yates, Director of Murray State’s Upward Bound. “It gives the host institution an opportunity to showcase its many departments and programs on campus.”