Regional ASPIRE Membership

Professional Membership is available to persons employed full-time or part-time in TRiO, Gear Up, or other educational opportunity/equal access type programs located in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah or Wyoming. The membership is also available to any person that has maintained ASPIRE Professional membership for a minimum of 10 years, and is now retired from the position they held within TRiO programs during their ASPIRE membership period. Each Professional Member is entitled to one vote and is eligible to hold any office within the Association.

Associate Membership is available to persons meeting any of the following three criteria: (1) employed in a clerical/support staff position within a TRiO, Gear Up, or other educational opportunity/equal access type programs located in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah or Wyoming; (2) persons employed full-time or part-time in TRiO, Gear Up, or other educational opportunity/equal access programs located in states which are not included in the ASPIRE, Inc. region. Each Associate Member is entitled to one vote, and may serve on committees, but may hold no office in the associate or serve on the Board of Directors.

Emeritus Membership is available to any person that has maintained ASPIRE Professional membership for a minimum of 10 years, and is now retired from the position they held within TRiO programs during their ASPIRE membership period. Each Emeritus Member is entitled to one vote, and may serve on committees, but may hold no office in the association or serve on the Board of Directors.

Friends and Alumni is available to any individual not employed in a TRiO, Gear Up or other educational opportunity/equal access program in the ASPIRE, Inc. region, who generally supports the mission, goals, and objectives of ASPIRE, Inc., and has an active concern for TRiO students. Each Friends and Alumni Member may have voice but no vote and may not hold office in the association.

TRiO Participant Membership is available to any TRiO Program participant in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah or Wyoming, not currently employed by a TRiO or Gear Up program, who generally supports the purposes, goals, and objectives of ASPIRE, INC., and has an active concern for TRiO students. Each Participant Member may have voice but no vote and may not hold office in the association.
Regional Membership

Project Membership

The ASPIRE Project Membership is $100 per program and CAN be paid with project funds. PLEASE NOTE: Project Membership does not replace Personal Membership, which is $60.

Project Memberships are utilized to help ASPIRE conduct activities that allow the organization to achieve goals and objectives. Some examples of these activities include:

  • Pre/Post Conference Workshops at no cost – The Project Membership must be paid prior to the end of the Development Year (August 31).
  • Student Leadership Congress
  • Leadership Development Institute
  • ASPIRE President travel to attend State Chapter Meetings
  • TRiO Achievers travel to attend the Annual Conference

Project Membership

Personal Donation

Your personal support ensures that ASPIRE will continue to advance access and educational opportunity for TRiO students.
Personal Donation