COVID-19 Information:

NC TRIO Spring State Conference is POSTPONED.  Updates are coming out this week. 
Registration is still open.   


NC Student Initiatives and Leadership Conference is POSTPONED!!!! Information will be released shortly. 


Please be patient.  We are working diligently to get information updated as quickly as possible. 
Thanks.  NC TRIO Executive Board.

The 2019-2020  SAEOPP Scholarship competition is open!  
This year there is more money available to our students from the Association and private donations.  
 Visit to see a sample application. 
 Deadline to submit an application is January 10, 2020.

2019-2020 NC TRiO Scholarship Recipients

Yuri Bautista-Mendez
Pre-College Scholarship
NC State TRIO Upward Bound has helped me prepare for college success by exposing me to college life, campus tours, workshops, and providing an exceptional support system of advisors. I’ve been molded into a young woman of determination and learned how to maintain a scholar attitude. TRIO Upward Bound has helped me step out of my comfort zone and have faith that through hard work, obtaining a college education is possible. As a first-generation college student, I’ve decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the fall. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11"

Alexis Stufflebean
John Foreman Scholarship

I’d like to say I’m really grateful for this scholarship, as I didn’t expect it. I will do my best to prove that I am deserving of this. I’m excited to be a recipient of a TRiO scholarship because TRiO is such an amazing program and has helped me out endlessly.

Nicholas Nordstrom
Survivor Scholarship

 "Be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi

Upward Bound Students Excel at State and Regional Scholars' Bowl Competitions

Earlier this year, Upward Bound scholars participated in the NC TRiO Student Initiatives Conference Scholars' Bowl at Central Carolina Community College.  The teams won first and third place and qualified to advance to the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Regional Scholars' Bowl Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The students placed third overall at the regional competition. 

In addition to attending the conference, students toured downtown Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola. 

Students who competed in the state competition included Gideon Downs, Serena Burkley, Megan Helton, Miguel Gaspar, Gabe Powers and Noah Pearson (third place team).  Ava Wright, Walker, Eggers-Townsend, Hanna DeBord, Ashley Vang, and Benjamin Vang placed first in the state competition.  The team who competed and placed third in the regional competition included Serena Burkley, Megan Helton, Gabe Powers, Ava Wright, Hanna DeBord, and Benjamin Vang. 

NC TRiO Represented at SAEOPP CompetitionStudents from NC State and Appalachian State Universities