First-generation students at Oregon Tech celebrate success with campus community

Trying to navigate without a map can be what it feels like for a first-generation student who decides to pursue higher education. In support of those students who are the first in their families to attend college, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) participated in a nationwide event, First-Generation College Celebration, virtually on Nov. 12.

Oregon Tech TRIO program receives $1.47 million in federal funding to support first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities

Oregon Tech’s TRIO Student Support Services has been awarded $1.47 million in competitive grant funding through the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants, who include students from low-income families, first-generation students, and students with disabilities. Beginning in September of this year, Oregon Tech will receive $294,380 annually for the next five years to fund the TRIO program.