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2019 MO-KAN-NE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

MKN is committed to assisting in the development of approximately 50,000 students served in the various TRIO programs within our three-state chapter.  MKN has been very proactive in adopting cutting-edge measures in reaching out to first-generation, low-income, veteran and students with disabilities. Annually, MKN distributes several scholarships and awards to deserving recipients that have overcome a myriad of personal obstacles.

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 scholarship competitions are now live. 


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



Scholarships

 

MKN BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIPS

Twelve $1000.00 MKN Board of Directors Scholarships are available in 2019.  Each state in the MO-KAN-NE Chapter is eligible to receive two college scholarship winners and two Pre-College scholarship winners in 2019.  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 15, 2019 at 11:59:59PM.

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MKN TRIO WORKS! SCHOLARSHIPS

Two $500.00 MKN TRIO Works! Scholarships are available in 2019. 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 15, 2019 at 11:59:59PM.

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MKN RISING TRIO ACHIEVER SCHOLARSHIPS


Two $500.00 MKN Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarships are available in 2019. 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 15, 2019 at 11:59:59PM.

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MKN VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP (KANSAS ONLY FOR 2019)


One $300.00 MKN Veterans Scholarship is available in 2019. 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 (Kansas) 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.  ONLY APPLICATIONS FROM KANSAS WILL BE REVIEWED.

Deadline: March 15, 2019 at 11:59:59PM.

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MKN TAMARA F. SMITH PROGRAM AWARD


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).

Award Criterion: 
1) The program applicant must be an EOC or Talent Search program residing in the MKN chapter of the EOA region; 2) the program applicant must submit a completed application and a proposal that outlines the following: 
      the demonstrated success of the program in delivering student services,
      summarizes how the award will be utilized to assist in providing program services to project participants
      exhibits commitment to excellence in carrying out the ideals of TRIO; 
2) Please limit your proposal to three pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, with 1” margins. 
3) The program representative applying for the award must be an EOA/MKN member in active standing; and 
4) Is limited to two applications per year. 
5) 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. 
6) Scan all application materials into one pdf document and email to: Lacey Hites, MKN Scholarship Committee Chair, at hites@ucmo.edu. 

Deadline: March 15, 2019 at 11:59:59PM.


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