TRIO / Educational Opportunity Programs

PNW has several programs to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities as you progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

Lions on PNW's Westville campus

PNW Impact Recognized

In the Sept. 2020 U.S. News and World Report college rankings, PNW is included in the ranking of top performers on social mobility, among regional universities. The social mobility indicator measures how well universities graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.

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TRIO Pre-College Programs

Group of TRIO students gathered outside on a sunny dayUpward Bound (Hammond Campus)
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.

Educational Talent Search (Hammond Campus)
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.

Educational Talent Search (Westville Campus)
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.

21st Century Collegiate Scholars Program

21st Century Scholars
Beginning in middle school, this scholarship program participants with programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college.

TRIO College Programs

3 students listening at a workshopStudent Support Services
A federally funded TRIO program, we focus on providing a comprehensive set of services emphasizing academic excellence, cultural awareness and life-long learning.

Ronald E. McNair Post- Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Federal funding allows us to provide graduate educational opportunities for students who have traditionally not been part of the educational mainstream of American society