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EOA Charles Cantale Award for Leadership and Service

 

Overview:


Charles (Chuck) Cantale served EOA, EOAF, the Minnesota TRIO chapter and students admirably. He was a charter member of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) when it was founded on August 31, 1975 as MAEOPP, was a charter member of the Educational Opportunity Association Foundation (EOAF) and served as its first President from 1982 – 2000. Chuck raised more than $340,000 for the Foundation as president and established the Foundation’s first fundraising initiatives, including the Buck-A-Day, Buck-A-Week and the Buck-A-Month clubs. He endowed the Charles Cantale Award for Leadership and Service and continues to contribute to ensure its growth.



Awards:


One award of $1,000 to MO-KAN-NE. The scholarship awards are distributed based on the existing chapter rotation schedule. The applicant selected by the chapter’s scholarship committee will be the recipient of that chapter.


Eligibility: 

 

The student applicant must meet the following criteria to apply:

1. Be a current TRIO/EOP student within the EOA region;
2. Be enrolled in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic year or anticipated enrollment for current high school seniors;
3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
4. Demonstrates entrepreneurial skills/abilities and commits those skills in service of a greater good. Entrepreneurial skills may include but are not limited to creativity/innovation, networking with others, working effectively in a team, leadership, constructive risk-taking, and a strong work ethic.




                  Scholarship Recipients                                  


  2020       MO-KAN-NE       LaKenzie Bailey-House       Availa University UB
2019        Minnesota         Sharla Boyer                        Mankato State University SSS



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