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Tech Opportunities Program (TOP) - TRIO

TRIO Student Support Services

The Tech Opportunities Program (TOP) is Oregon Tech's TRiO Student Support Services program on the Klamath Falls campus. The program provides academic and personal support to Oregon Tech students who:
  • Are low income or first generation, or students with disabilities.
  • Have an academic need.
  • Are enrolled in a bachelor's degree granting program at the Klamath Falls campus.

This Student Support Services Project is federally funded and has served Oregon Tech students since 2001.

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  • ✔ Tutoring
  • ✔ Peer Mentoring
  • ✔ Networking with other students
  • ✔ College success classes
  • ✔ Academic and career advising
  • ✔ Limited grant funding
  • ✔ Events and workshops
  • ✔ Cultural trips

Eligibility & Application

Am I guaranteed a spot in TOP when I apply?

No. Only students who fit the eligibility criteria will be admitted to the program. TOP also has eligibility percentage criteria that it must demonstrate to meet our federal government objectives, so selection is also based on meeting these standards as well.

How will I hear back about my application?

TOP staff will contact you via your Oregon Tech email account with information on your TOP application status.

How long should I expect to hear back about my application?

Staff work quickly to process applications, but give us a few weeks to process your application.

If you are new to Oregon Tech and are applying for Bridge as well, you should hear back from us before mid-August after all new student registration events have taken place.

What exactly is a Trio program?

TOP is a Student Support Services TRiO grant program that is federally funded by the Department of Education.

What should I do to stay active with TOP?

Students must follow the Program Participation Requirements and activities related to their Personal Success Plan in order to stay active in TOP.

How can I apply for TOP funding?

Students should review TOP award criteria to see if they are eligible to apply. If eligible, they should contact their TOP Academic Specialist for application materials.

Can't find the answer to your question or have a different Oregon Tech question? E-mail top@oit.edu and we'll be in touch!

Oregon Institute of Technology is an EO/Title IX/504/ADA Institution

Oregon Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Oregon Tech Title IX/504/ADA Coordinator, Suzette Yaezenko, Snell Hall, Room 108,541-885-1108.