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Ralph L. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship


The Ralph Pruitt Fund was the first fund established by the EOA Foundation and the first scholarship funded by EOA. Dr. Ralph Pruitt was a math professor at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Pruitt was one of the founders of EOA.


One award of $1,000. The scholarship awards are distributed based on the existing chapter rotation schedule. The student selected by the Chapter Scholarship Committee will be the recipient for that Chapter. No further review occurs.  


The student applicant must meet the following criteria to apply:
  1. Be a current TRIO/EOP participant;
  2. Be enrolled in, or anticipate enrollment for current high school seniors, a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic year;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities; and

The Nominator MUST be a current member of EOA at the time of the scholarship deadline. 

                                Ralph Pruitt Scholarship Recipients                            

  2020 Kyler Dixon Emporia State University SSS
2019 Tori Boynton Mid Michigan College SSS 2018 Brandon Sosa Purdue SSS 2017 Amanda Otto Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Cambridge Campus
2016 Tin Tran Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  2015  Haggi Amirally Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
  Ziara Randolph Orr Academy High School, Chicago, IL
  2014 Oscar Lemus TRIO Student Support Services, Emporia State University

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