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TRiO celebrates over 50 years of helping students

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MISSOULA - TRiO Student Support Systems hosted National TRiO Day Friday at the Lommasson Center at the University of Montana. Students and alumni attended the event to celebrate all of the work the group has done. 

TRiO has provided advising, tutoring, and other services to first generation, low income, disabled, and other students for over 50 years. It serves over 5,000 students in Montana and is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education. 

Some students say the program provides both a community and a support system they otherwise wouldn't have had in college.

“I dropped out because I didn't have any support and then I came back,” said UM student Scott Zeller. “I was referred to TRiO and it made me really just feel like somebody cared that I graduated school.”

TRiO’s sister program Upward Bound also attended the event.Upward Bound is a group that helps high school students prepare for college and having a successful career.

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