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Veterans Scholarship




The Veterans Scholarship fund was established in collaboration with the EOA Foundation and the EOA Board of Directors.  The scholarship is to help veterans with educational expenses as they pursue higher education.


Two awards of $500 to two EOA recipients. This scholarship is open to all EOA Chapters. However, one chapter may not receive more than one award per year. Each Chapter may select a semifinalist (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri/Kansas/Nebraska, and Ohio). The EOA Committee will have a panel of readers to select the finalist for the current year award. 


The student applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be an honorably discharged veteran or current member of the Armed Services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard) to include the Reserve and National Guard;
  2. Be enrolled in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic year; and
  3. Be a current or former participant in a TRIO/EOP program within the EOA region.
**This scholarship does not have a minimum GPA requirement.**

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

                                 Veterans Scholarship Recipients                                 

  2020 Sean Dreer Ivy Tech Fort Wayne SSS
Kimberly Wolgamot Ozarks Technical Community College Veterans UB
2019 Chad Hildebrandt North Hennepin CC SSS
Leska Cote
Marian University SSS
2018 Jordan Ross Kansas State Polytechnic SSS, MKN Adam Franck Iowa Lake CC SSS, IA 2017 Adam McCarthy Iowa Lakes Community College SSS
2016 Sahid Shuman Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN
  Stephanie Dehner Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
  2015  Colby DeBolt Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, IN
  Derrick Perkins Western Nebraska Community College, Mitchell, NE
  2014 Paul McCormick TRIO Student Support Services, Central Lakes, MN
  Stan Salz TRIO McNair, Wichita University, KS


EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


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