Council for Opportunity In Education’s Policy Seminar

COE Policy Seminar 2024

Level Up: Unite Voices, Create Change

This year, the Council for Opportunity in Education’s annual Policy Seminar, Sunday, March 17 through Wednesday, March 20, 2024, includes three events: the Leadership Summit, the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education, and the Legislative Conference. For individuals participating in the Policy Seminar, COE strongly encourages online registration. Download the paper registration form here.

Online Registration Link



Are you a TRIO Alumni who would like to attend Policy Seminar?

Apply now to represent current TRIO participants and alumni in Washington, D.C. in March. Selected participants will advocate for continued funding for TRIO programs by sharing their TRIO story with members of Congress. Participants will also have the opportunity to be leaders in alumni engagement and advocacy efforts following the event.



  • Policy Seminar March 17-20, 2024


Alumni selected to attend will have their round trip airfare, hotel, registration, and per diem meal expenses covered by their state’s TRIO association unless other arrangements are made with the association.



The applicant must:

  • be a college graduate and past participant of a TRIO program(s) in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and/or Washington.
  • be available to attend the Policy Seminar event in its entirety either in-person (including travel, March 17-21, 2024) or virtually.

Please note that preference will be given to applicants who reside and are employed in one of these four states, and who do not currently work for a TRIO program.



The application is available online.  Apply Here

Please note that as part of the application process, the applicant will be required to submit the following:

  1. A statement on how participation in a TRIO program(s) has impacted the applicant’s educational and professional achievement
  2. An explanation on why the applicant would like to attend this year’s COE Policy Seminar


Completed applications must be received electronically by: January 8th, 2024

Applications will be reviewed by the corresponding state TRIO association(s). Additional information may be requested from applicants to aid in the selection process.



Please contact your state’s TRIO association president:

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