Montana State University Billings will hold its annual TRiO Day, which celebrates the federally funded programs and gives students and the community information on the outreach and support programs, on Friday.
The event, designed for MSUB students, younger students who plan on attending college, and the community, will be held in the Liberal Arts building’s second-floor lobby from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is sponsored by MSUB’s Student Support Services, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound.
TRiO is a federally funded program that helps students who are first-generation, economically disadvantaged or disabled get an education.
During Friday’s event, representatives will be on hand to speak with guests about educational success and TRiO programs, including information on financial aid, tutoring and career possibilities.
The public invited to attend and admission is free.
TRiO began with the Higher Education Act of 1965 as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty. It is funded by the U.S Department of Education and aims to provide services that help disadvantaged or challenged students with promise graduate from college.
For more information, call Student Support Services/TRiO at 657-2162.