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2019 EOA Achievers Call for Nominations
Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) 45th Annual Conference
November 10-13, 2019 in Omaha, NE

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The public recognition of outstanding former TRIO/GEAR UP participants is a special event that gives our TRIO/GEAR UP community an opportunity to congratulate our alumni on their successes.  This award further serves as a source of pride in the knowledge that TRIO/ GEAR UP continues to make a difference in the lives of thousands of first-generation and low-income students throughout the EOA region and the United States.

Criteria for Selection of EOA Achievers
The EOA Achiever nominee must:

● be a former TRIO/GEAR UP program participant who successfully completed a TRIO/GEAR UP program in the EOA region;
● have a Baccalaureate or terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
● be a person of high stature within his/her profession or has received recognition for outstanding achievements in their field;
● have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions; and 
● acknowledge that participation in the TRIO/GEAR UP program had a significant impact in obtaining his/her educational and/or professional objectives.
● TRIO/GEAR UP staff professionals, who are also TRIO/ GEAR UP alumni, are eligible to be nominated.  

EOA Achievers Nomination Procedures

The nominator must be a current member of EOA.

Please note the new procedure for 2019:

● nominees now include TRIO and GEAR UP participants
● nomination form 
● electronically submitted photo of nominee;
● letter of support from nominator;
● personal statement from nominee which includes the impact TRIO/GEAR UP had on his/her educational and/or professional objectives; and 
● nominee resume
Submission deadline:  August 16, 2019
Priority Consideration Submission Date: July 19, 2019

Selected EOA Achievers will be asked to attend a luncheon in their honor at the EOA Conference the afternoon of November 12, 2019 and give a 7-10 minute speech. Travel and accommodations will be provided by EOA. 
Thank you,

Committee Chairs: 
Lisa Edwards and Ava McDowell at

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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