Who are some successful TRIO alumni?
- Oprah Winfrey, Upward Bound, talk show host, author and journalist
- Franklin Chaang-Diaz, Student Support Services; first Hispanic astronaut
- A. C. Green, Student Support Services; Oregon State University, NBA basketball player
- Gwendolynne Moore, Student Support Services; US congresswoman
- Angela Bassett, Upward Bound, St. Petersberg Junior College, actress
- Anastasia Pittman, Student Support Services; Oklahoma State Representative
- Beatrice Berry, Upward Bound, University of Delaware, author, award-winning lecturer
- John Quinones, Upward Bound, St Mary's University, correspondent for ABC news, "Prime Time Live"
- Viola Davis, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Rhode Island College, actress