TRIO & Educational Opportunity Programs
We motivate and support students from backgrounds including low-income, first-generation and disabled individuals, from sixth grade through college graduation.
Celebrating Our First-Generation College Scholars!
NOVEMBER 6 TO 14
Join us as we celebrate and highlight PNW’s first-generation student population during the 2023 first-gen week!
First-Gen Forward Institution
PNW has several programs to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities as they progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.
Beginning in middle school, this scholarship program participants with programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college.
A federally funded TRIO program, we focus on providing a comprehensive set of services emphasizing academic excellence, cultural awareness and life-long learning.
Federal funding allows us to provide graduate educational opportunities for students who have traditionally not been part of the educational mainstream of American society.
As first-generation students, we have to figure it out and put the pieces together. I always tell myself ‘don’t let yourself down,’ because then how will you get to where you want to be?
I found TRIO at the new student orientation and I’m so glad I joined freshman year. They gave me all the support I needed with things like FAFSA and school in general.
Federally funded, Upward Bound is a continuous three-year program that provides supportive academic instruction and tutoring for high school students in Hammond, Gary and East Chicago, Indiana.
This federally funded TRIO program provides academic, career and financial counseling to Lake County residents, encouraging participants to graduate from high school and continue on to complete your post-secondary education.
This federally funded TRIO program provides academic, career and financial counseling to Lake, LaPorte, Porter and Starke County residents, encouraging participants to graduate from high school and continue on to complete your post-secondary education.
$5.9 Million to Support First-Generation College Students!
In 2022, PNW’s TRIO programs were awarded $5.9 million in federal funding to support first-gen, low-income and underrepresented students!
PNW Impact Recognized
PNW ranked among Midwest regional universities for social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings. The ranking measures how well a university graduates Pell Grant recipients. PNW ranked 76 among these universities.
News and Announcements
A love for science and math mixed with the desire to help the community set Bianca Cortez, ’23, on the path of completing a bachelor of science degree in Biological Sciences from Purdue University Northwest (PNW) this fall.
As a diverse, welcoming, inclusive metropolitan university, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is dedicated to supporting its first-generation students with a fulfilling student experience and preparation for the next steps in their careers.
Due to summer construction in the CLO building, the Office of the Dean of Students staff will be temporarily relocating to Lawshe 258 from July 7 through August 4.