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2020 MO-KAN-NE and EOA SCHOLARSHIPS

 

MKN and EOA are committed to assisting in the development of students served in the various TRIO programs within our ten-state region.  MKN and EOA have been very proactive in adopting cutting-edge measures in reaching out to first-generation, low-income, veteran and students with disabilities. Annually, MKN and EOA distribute several scholarships and awards to deserving recipients that have overcome a myriad of personal obstacles.

We are pleased to announce that MKN members have access to all of the following scholarships:

EOA Scholarships

● EOA Board of Directors Scholarship - $1,000 per chapter
High School Senior or two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA Emerging Leaders Scholarship - $1,000 
High School Senior or two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA Ralph L. Pruitt Scholarship - $1,000 for MKN
High School Senior or two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA Veterans Scholarship - $500 two awards for EOA
Two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA Foundation Scholarship - $1,000 per chapter
High School Senior or two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA Tendaji Ganges Memorial Scholarship - $1,000  
MKN 
High School Senior 
Enrolled in college for fall 2020

● EOA Charles Cantale Award for Leadership and Service - $1,000 for
MKN 
High School Senior or two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA Robert Jenkins Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 two awards for
EOA 
High School Senior 
Enrolled in college for fall 2020

● EOA Bridges and Ladders LGBTQ+ Scholarship - $1,000
High School Senior or two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA James B. Hamilton and Thomas G. Mortenson Student Research Award - $1,000
Two-year/four-year post-secondary student

● EOA James B. Hamilton and Thomas G. Mortenson TRIO/EOP Professional Research Award - $1,000
EOA Member in good standing

All EOA Scholarships can be found here!


MKN Scholarships

● MO-KAN-NE Board of Directors Scholarship - $1,000
High School Senior or two-year/four-year post-secondary student
Three for top Pre-College/College applications will go for EOA Board of Directors scholarship
Following three for EOA Board of Director, top two Pre-College and College applications per state

● MO-KAN-NE Rising Achievers - $500 (2)
Enrolled in college for fall 2020

● MO-KAN-NE TRIO Works! Scholarship - $500 (2) 
Enrolled in college for fall 2020

● MO-KAN-NE Veterans Scholarship - $300 (1)

Enrolled in TRIO program in the state 


Links to MKN Scholarships can be found below. The 2020 scholarship competitions are now live. 

**Please Note: Only current EOA/MKN members may nominate students for scholarships!**



MKN Scholarships

 

EOA and MKN BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIPS

Twelve $1000.00 MKN Board of Directors Scholarships are available in 2020.  Each state in the MO-KAN-NE Chapter is eligible to receive two college scholarship winners and two Pre-College scholarship winners in 2020.  The criterion to be considered by the Chapter Scholarship Committee is below.

The student applicant must meet the following criteria: 1) Applicant holds first-generation, low-income, or disabled TRIO student status; 2) is enrolled, or anticipated enrollment for current high school seniors, in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the next academic year; 3) has cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and 4) can demonstrate involvement in co-curricular or community activities.

In addition, the applicant must submit a completed student application with an essay and TRIO Nominator Form. TRIO nominators must also submit an essay. Student essay must describe: the impact of TRIO on your education; your co-curricular and/or community involvement; and why the MKN Board of Directors Scholarship is important to you. Essay must be 12pt. Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced and not exceeding 2 pages. The applicant must reside within the MKN region. The nominator must be a current EOA/MKN Member. 

Deadline March 2, 2020 at 11:59:59pm. 

Missouri Residents - Click Here to Apply

Kansas Residents - Click Here to Apply

Nebraska Residents - Click Here to Apply



MKN TRIO WORKS! SCHOLARSHIPS

Two $500.00 MKN TRIO Works! Scholarships are available in 2020. The criterion to be considered by the Chapter Scholarship Committee is below.

The student applicant must meet the following criteria: 1) Applicant holds first-generation, low-income, or disabled TRIO student status; 2) is enrolled in pre-college or undergraduate college TRIO Programs; 3) is enrolled in secondary, or anticipated enrollment for current high school seniors, in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the next academic year; 4) has cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

In addition, the applicant must submit a completed student application with an essay and TRIO Nominator Form. TRIO nominators must also submit an essay. Student essay must describe: the impact of TRIO on your education; your co-curricular and/or community involvement; and why the MKN TRIO Works! Scholarship is important to you. Essay must be 12pt. Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced and not exceeding 2 pages. The applicant must reside within the MKN region. The nominator must be a current EOA/MKN Member. 

Deadline March 16, 2020 at 11:59:59pm. 

Click Here to Apply



MKN RISING ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIPS


Two $500.00 MKN Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarships are available in 2020. The criterion to be considered by the Chapter Scholarship Committee is below.

The student applicant must meet the following criteria: 1) Applicant holds first-generation, low-income, or disabled TRIO student status; 2) is enrolled, or anticipated enrollment for the next academic year, in at least 6 hours of graduate credits and 3) has cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

In addition, the applicant must submit a completed student application with an essay and TRIO Nominator Form. TRIO nominators must also submit an essay. Student essay must describe: the impact of TRIO on your education; your co-curricular and/or community involvement; and why the MKN Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarship is important to you. Essay must be 12pt. Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced and not exceeding 2 pages.The applicant must reside within the MKN region. The nominator must be a current EOA/MKN Member. 

Deadline March 16, 2020 at 11:59:59pm. 

Click Here to Apply



MKN VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP  -  MISSOURI APPLICANTS ONLY FOR 2020


One $300.00 MKN Veterans Scholarship is available in 2020. The criterion to be considered by the Chapter Scholarship Committee is below.

The student applicant must meet the following criteria: 1) Applicant holds first-generation, low-income, or disabled TRIO student status; 2) Holds veteran or current member status of the Armed Services (including the Reserve and National Guard) 3) is enrolled in TRIO programs from the current state in rotation (Missouri) and 4) has cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

In addition, the applicant must submit a completed student application with an essay and TRIO Nominator Form. TRIO nominators must also submit an essay. Student essay must describe: the impact of TRIO on your education; your co-curricular and/or community involvement; and why the MKN Veterans Scholarship is important to you. Essay must be 12pt. Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced and not exceeding 2 pages. The applicant must reside within the MKN region. The nominator must be a current EOA/MKN Member.  

Deadline March 16, 2020 at 11:59:59pm. 

Click Here to Apply


TAMARA F. SMITH PROGRAM AWARD  -  TALENT SEARCH AND EOC ONLY

The Tamara F. Smith Program Award was established in November 2012 to honor Tamara F. Smith, TRIO advocate, leader and supporter. The Award was developed to continue Ms. Smith’s dedication to and belief in assisting TRIO and Educational Opportunity Programs in their ability to provide support and direct assistance to students “beyond the norm”.

 

Tamara Smith served as Director of the Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Programs at Creighton University and was keenly aware of the limited funding available to help the many students and clients of all Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Center Programs. Often the additional dollars needed for college preparatory work, transportation or additional GED or ACT materials are not available. This award is designed to assist an Educational Opportunity Center or Talent Search program in offsetting costs of needed student services that cannot be covered with federal grant funds.

 

One $500 award will be provided annually to an EOC or Talent Search program in the MO-KAN-NE (MKN) chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA).

 

Scholarship Criteria: 

  • The program applicant must be an EOC or Talent Search program residing in the MKN chapter of the EOA region; 
  • The program applicant must submit a completed application and a proposal that outlines: (1) the demonstrated success of the program in delivering student services, (2) summarizes how the award will be utilized to assist in providing program services to project participants and (3) exhibits commitment to excellence in carrying out the ideals of TRIO; 
  • Please limit your proposal to three pages, double-spaced, 12 font, with 1” margins. 
  • The program representative applying for the award must be a EOA/MKN member in active standing; and 
  • Is limited to two applications per year. 
  • Applications which are incomplete, do not comply with format requirements (including page limits, font size, spacing, and margins), or are submitted after the deadline date will not be reviewed. 
  • The deadline date for submission of completed applications is March 16, 2020.








 



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