The Maryland Executive Council for Educational Opportunities (MECEO) is an association of TRiO professionals and others in the state of Maryland whose commitment is to furthering educational opportunities for students who are low-income, first-generation college, or with disabilities.

MECEO is committed to providing these students with the support needed to enroll in and graduate from post secondary institutions.

MECEO will coordinate activities among educational opportunity programs, primarily, but not limited to the TRiO programs, to enhance professional development and work for change to benefit students in state and federal educational policies.

The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.