Support MN TRiO

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.


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 TRIO and GEAR UP staff.  In addition to financial gifts, we accept donations in kind, services, and also items for our scholarship auction or prizes for students. 


If you wish to designate your gift to the Ronald McKinley Scholarship, be sure to indicate that on your donation. Thank you.




To donate, please download the pdf form below or click the Donate button to pay online.

pdfMN TRIO Donation Form




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.

      Please click here to see how you can get started and support TRIO on the legislative level.




Become A Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a TRIO member. Regular members may be any professional that works in TRIO, GEAR UP, or other Educational Opportunity programs.  In addition, we have Associate and Institutional membership options.  Please support our low-income, first generation students and join your voice to ours! Your insight and experience can strengthen and boost the potential of our organization and help us continue to make great strides.

    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on membership opportunities.  To download a membership application, click here

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