TRIO | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

TRIO at Westmoreland County Community College

TRIO is a federally funded support program that strives to help students succeed in college, continue to enroll in courses and either graduate or transfer to a senior institution. Its goal is to provide support, encourage excellence and help students achieve academic success!

TRIO is located at the Youngwood campus in the Student Achievement Center (SAC), Room 360.

How to Apply

Interested in becoming a TRIO participant? Click here to complete the TRIO Application.

Once the TRIO staff receive your form, we will determine if you are eligible to become a participant in TRIO. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the TRIO office will contact you through your Westmoreland email or by phone.


To be eligible for services through TRIO, students must demonstrate academic need and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent(s) earned a 4-year degree)
  •  Low income (individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount)
  •  Have a disability

Services Offered

TRIO counselors assist students in reaching their goals through academic and career counseling, and also support students through concerns, obstacles and crises by providing personal and crisis counseling.

Cultural Activities
TRIO students can participate, at no cost, in cultural activities both off and on campus to places such as The Pittsburgh Zoo, The Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, Falling Water, Lauren Caverns and more!

Financial Aid Guidance
Your TRIO counselor can help you make sense of your Financial Aid award such as answering questions, directing you to the correct forms, helping you apply for scholarships or getting you in contact with the Financial Aid Office.

Midterm Progress Report
TRIO students receive a midterm progress report that details progress in each class. Instructors have the opportunity to make comments to further support student success. Reports are issued in the Fall and Spring.

School Supplies
TRIO offers free school supplies such as notebook paper, binders, pens, pencils, flash drives and more.

And much more!