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2021 EOA/WAEOPPP SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS & NOTABLE RECOGNITION

  1. EOA Board of Directors Scholarship- ALL Chapters, graduating Precollege TRIO/EOP student only
    1. One award of $1,000 to each state in the EOA region
    2. Finalist: A Lee Xiong, UW River Falls UB
    3. Notable Recognition:
      1. Isabel Colon, Forward Service UB
      2. Elizabeth Soper, Forward Service UB
      3. Pa Soua Yang UW Stevens Point UB
      4. Matthew Dietrich WEOP TS

     

  2. Emerging Leader (ELI) Scholarship- ALL Chapters, any TRIO/EOP student
    1. One award of $1,000 to an EOA recipient
    2. Finalist: Andy Montalvo-Martinez, Iowa
    3. Semifinalist: Veronica Cruz, Marquette University McNair
    4. Notable Recognition:
      1. Jaime Alvarez, UW Green Bay UB
      2. Karely-Jo Vega, Mount Mary University SSS
      3. Pa Soua Yang UW Stevens Point UB
      4. Matthew Dietrich WEOP TS
      5. Emily Liesch, UW Oshkosh SSS

     

  3. Veterans Scholarship- ALL Chapters
    1. Two awards of $500 to two EOA recipients
    2. One chapter may not receive more than one award per year
    3. Finalist: Shanghai Yang, Minnesota; Michael McCormick, MO-KAN-NE
    4. Semifinalist: no WAEOPP nominations submitted
    5. Notable Recognition: n/a

     

  4. EOA Foundation Scholarship- ALL Chapters, Current college or adult learner TRIO/EOP student
    1. One award of $1,000 to each state within the EOA region
    2. Finalist: Hope Schaefer Kemps, UW Oshkosh SSS
    3. Notable Recognition:
      1. Lisset Perez, Marquette University McNair
      2. Adellie Requena, Marian University SSS

     

  5. Robert Jenkins Memorial Scholarship- ALL Chapters, graduating Talent Search student only
    1. One award of $1,000.
    2. Finalist: Matthew Dietrich, WEOP Talent Search
    3. Semifinalist: Matthew Dietrich, WEOP Talent Search
    4. Notable Recognition: n/a

     

  6. Bridges & Ladders LGBTQ+ Scholarship- ALL Chapters
    1. One award of $1,000
    2. Finalist: Tannyr Locy, UW Oshkosh SSS
    3. Semifinalist: Tannyr Locy, UW Oshkosh SSS
    4. Notable Recognition: n/a

     

  7. WAEOPP Board of Directors Scholarship- College
    1. One award of $1,000 to one college level student
    2. Finalist: Lisset Perez, Marquette University McNair
    3. Notable Recognition:
      1. Adellie Requena, Marian University SSS

     

  8. WAEOPP Board of Directors Scholarship- Precollege
    1. One award of $1,000 to one precollege level student
    2. Finalist: Isabel Colon, Forward Service Corp, UB
    3. Notable Recognition:
      1. Elizabeth Soper, Forward Service UB
      2. Pa Soua Yang UW Stevens Point UB
      3. Matthew Dietrich WEOP TS

     

    The WAEOPP Board voted to allocate more funds to the new Graduate School Scholarships for this spring. The WAEOPP Scholarship Committee allocated $9,000 to be awarded this spring to this special scholarship cycle instead of the original $3,000. The WAEOPP Scholarship Committee allocated the scholarship funds among all three scholarships. 

     

  9. WAEOPP Graduate School Precollege Scholarships - ALL programs served in WAEOPP region, graduating Precollege TRIO/EOP student only
    1. Two awards of $1,000 to two individual students within the WAEOPP region
    2. Finalist: Selena Perez, UW Green Bay UB
    3. Finalist: Zoua Xiong, UW Green Bay UB

     

  10. WAEOPP Graduate School College Scholarships - ALL programs served in WAEOPP region, college TRIO/EOP student only
    1. Four awards of $1,000 to four individual students within the WAEOPP region
    2. Finalist: Destiny Hill, Marquette University McNair
    3. Finalist: Kaylee Johnson, UW Eau Claire SSS
    4. Finalist: Jessica Smith, UW Superior McNair
    5. Finalist: Lily Hall, UW Superior McNair

     

  11. WAEOPP Graduate School College Scholarships - ALL programs served in WAEOPP region, college TRIO/EOP student only
    1. Three awards of $1,000 to three individual students served by programs within the WAEOPP region
    2. Finalist: Shana Haas, UW Stout McNair
    3. Finalist: Andrea Jainga, Marquette University McNair
    4. Finalist: Vanessa Czeszynski, UW La Crosse SSS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL NOMINEES!

Thank you for all the nominations and thank you to the WAEOPP Board for allocating more money towards scholarships this year! We have some amazing students in WAEOPP Programs!

 


2021 WAEOPP Factbook




Our Mission:

 

The mission of the Wisconsin Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (WAEOPP) is to support its members in promoting equal opportunity in education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds including first-generation, limited income, veterans, students with disabilities, and students from racially and ethnically underrepresented populations.

WAEOPP Constitution--May 2017

 

To this end, the association:

• Addresses the needs and interests of its constituents, including:

1. Current and prospective students of TRIO programs,
2. Alumni of TRIO programs,
3. Staff of TRIO programs,
4. Administrators, faculty, and staff of higher educational institutions,
5. Individuals in public and private agencies and organizations that collaborate with or support the mission of the association.

• Provides professional development, resources, and networking to its members to foster effectiveness in TRIO programs, communication between programs, and education related to changes in legislation and regulations.

• Provides opportunities to its student participants, including scholarships and conferences, to lessen the achievement gap in higher education.

• Educates and advocates with institutional administration, state leaders, and national leaders on the importance of effective TRIO programming as it relates to increasing the number of disadvantaged students that complete higher education degrees.

• Promotes research studies, education, conferences, and other activities that support the mission of the association.

 

In addition, WAEOPP values ethical efforts to advocate for disadvantaged students’ rights to pursue higher education. The Association is committed to the belief that every person should be afforded the opportunity to prepare for, attend, and graduate from college.  

 
 
        Join WAEOPP   -- Become a TRIO Advocate     
 

Your insight and experiences can help strengthen our organization in our fight to make positive strides in the lives of disadvantage students in Wisconsin.

 

WAEOPP and the Educational Opportunity Association is a consortium of professionals with the specific purpose of providing equal opportunity in education for disadvantaged populations. Although EOA membership is initiated through WAEOPP membership, there is no individual chapter membership apart from EOA membership.

 

Join EOA to become a member of EOA and WAEOPP!

 

Membership Quick Guide: 

           
• Membership year begins at point of receipt of application and dues and extends for 12 months. Most common membership type is Active Professional. Cost is $80 per year. This membership is for those who work primarily in educational opportunity programs. As an Active Professional you are entitled to vote and hold office
• Other memberships are available. Contact WAEOPP President-Elect for more info or to check membership status

 

WAEOPP Membership Benefits:

  • Increase your professional network by collaborating with other TRIO professionals
  • Access to professional development and grant workshops
  • Leadership opportunities in chapter committees
  • Stay current on local and national events in TRIO
  • Access to membership directory
  • Representation at national level through EOA
  • Reduced registration fees
Get Involved:
 
• Build new leadership skills or use existing talents!
• Ask a current member or check the WAEOPP webpage for committees and officer positions
• Our chapter relies on the input of all members, please get involved!

 

WAEOPP's Executive Board consists of a President, President-Elect, and Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two Members at Large as well as many standing committee chairs.

 
 
 


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