What We Do

VAEOPP aims to increase access to college and graduate and professional school by providing these services

Increasing College Access

VAEOPP’s member organizations take a number of steps to increase college access and affordability. Pre-college programs such as Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound

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Fair Share

Every year, VAEOPP encourages member institutions to contribute their “fair share” by paying their membership dues to the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), our

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Tutoring & Workshops

Direct services to program participants include free tutoring and ACT and SAT Prep, Supplemental Instruction and mid-term deficiency counseling, Financial Aid workshops and Financial Literacy

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Professional Development

VAEOPP provides professional development to TRIO professionals through our state, regional, COE, and Drive-In Conferences, as well as ongoing mentoring to new personnel through our

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Many of our individual programs, as well as our state association, provide need based scholarships ranging from $500 to $2500 dollars to help students with

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Each year, VAEOPP encourages its members to advocate for TRIO participants by inviting their Congressional representatives to visit their campus or to attend events conducted

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Sponsors & Partners

Corporate Partner

Located off Broad Street and Interstate 64, just 20 minutes from Richmond International Airport, the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump is in the heart

SparkDawn Media
Corporate Partner

SparkDawn Media helps people create time, create opportunities, and create memories. We sincerely appreciate their expertise in designing the VAEOPP website. For more information about how

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Council for Opportunity in Education
Advocacy Arm

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation

Council for Opportunity in Education

MEAEOPP: Our Regional Association

The Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MEAEOPP) is a regional association of educational opportunity personnel from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Member Institutions

Virginia Western Community College

Virginia Western Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education operating under the...

Virginia State University

Building a Better World Since 1882 Virginia State University, founded in 1882, is one of Virginia’s two...

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was...

University of Virginia

In 1819 Thomas Jefferson fulfilled his lifelong ambition to create a new and better institution...

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education and...

Danville Community College

Southern Piedmont Education Opportunity Center The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a non-profit program administered...

Rappahannock Community College

Enrolling in and attending college presents many new opportunities for growth and development. Student Support...

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville Community College has three TRIO Programs: Student Support Services, Educational Talent Search and Upward...

Hampton University

While our roots reach deep into the history of this nation and the African-American experience,...

Thomas Nelson Community College

TRiO Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to provide free academic support...

Lord Fairfax Community College

The TRIO Student Support Services Program at Lord Fairfax Community College is designed to provide varied...

Patrick Henry Community College

The Upward Bound project at Patrick Henry Community College provides year-round educational intervention programs including weekly after-school...

Mountain Empire Community College

Located on the second floor of Godwin Hall, the Student Support Services program at Mountain Empire...

Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University offers an exceptional opportunity for students in our Student Support Services Program....

University of Virginia at Wise

Student Support Services is designed to increase retention and graduation rates of eligible students and...

Norfolk State University

Student Support Services is a federally-funded program which provides a variety of supportive services for...

Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region...

Southwest Virginia Community College

 Southwest Virginia Community College is located outside of Richlands, Virginia, on the border of Tazewell...

Virginia Highlands Community College

Virginia Highlands Community College is home to three TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of...

Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech TRIO Programs currently consist of two programs: Upward Bound and Talent Search....

Tidewater Community College

The Open Door Project at Tidewater Community College’s Norfolk and Portsmouth campuses provides eligible students...



VAEOPP’s member institutions provide grant aid and researched based direct services to their respective program participants that effectively improve secondary school graduation rates, increase college matriculation, persistence