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EOA Board of Directors Scholarships are sponsored by the EOA Board of Directors. Students are nominated by TRIO/EOP professionals in their respective Chapters. Chapter scholarship committees select the recipients and the scholarships are awarded by the EOA Foundation. The number of Board Scholarships varies each year and are non-renewable.


Ten $1,000 scholarships are available in 2019. One award goes to each State within the EOA region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin).


The student applicant must meet the following criteria to apply:
  1. Be from a first-generation or low-income background and/or is a student with a disability;
  2. Be 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. Have cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular or community activities; and
  5. Reside within the EOA region.

The Nominator MUST be a current member of EOA at the time of the scholarship deadline. 

Application Materials: 

The applicant must submit the following (PDF) materials in order for their application to be considered complete:
- Nomination Form (from TRIO/EOP professional - must be EOA member)
- Letter of Recommendation from Nominator
- Copy of unofficial academic transcript, including current semester schedule
- Signed Photo Release Form
- Student essay (double-spaced and not exceeding 2 pages) describing:
1. The impact of TRIO or educational opportunity program on your education
2. Your co-curricular and/or community involvement
3. Why the EOA Board of Directors Scholarship is important to you

A digital headshot photo of applicant must also be on file with the Nominator in case applicant is selected as a recipient. 

NOTE: Applications must be completed in one session. Applicants are NOT able to save their progress and return to it later.

Click your state link below to apply!

(Nominator must be an EOA member within that state Chapter in order for the applicant to be eligible.)

ILLINOIS: (Due: March 29, 2019)

INDIANA: (Due: March 29, 2019)

IOWA: (Due: March 16, 2019)

MICHIGAN: (Due: March 31, 2019)

MINNESOTA: (Due: March 31, 2019)

OHIO: (Due: March 31, 2019)

WISCONSIN: (Due: March 31, 2019)

MISSOURI: (Due March 31, 2019)

KANSAS: (Due March 31, 2019)

NEBRASKA: (Due March 31, 2019)

                                     2018 Scholarship Recipients                                  
Iowa Wesley Melendez Indian Hills Community College ETS
Illinois Sebastian J. Artega Carl Sandburg College SSS
Indiana Willow Crisovan Notre Dame UB
Kansas Jacob Rose

K-State Polytechnic SSS
Michigan Kimberly Thomas Bay College SSS
Minnesota Jessica Neppl Inver Hills Community College SSS
Missouri Brianna Roller Crowder College TS
Nebraska Amanda Harvey Nebraska Methodist College SSS

                      Wisconsin Amanda Vue UW Oshkosh SSS

                   2017 Scholarship Recipients                                  
                      Iowa Kevin Dong  Iowa Lakes Community College TS
Illinois Maria Morales DePaul University SSS
Indiana Jada Flowers
Marlan University UB
Kansas Linda Flores

University of Kansas SSS
Michigan Carlos Garcia Hope College UB
Minnesota Brook Moren
Central Lakes College SSS
Missouri Terren Jones Avila State UB
Nebraska Francisco Lopez Metropolitan Community College UBMS
Ohio Aja Labrador Kent State University McNair
Wisconsin Anna Steberg Marian University SSS

                                     2016 Scholarship Recipients                                  

                           Iowa Sadhika Patel Upper Iowa University ETS, Fayette, IA
Illinois Clyde Powell Eastern Illinois University SSS, Charleston, IL
Indiana Nathaly Diaz Ivy Tech Community College UB, Fort Wayne, IN
Kansas Madison Davis Wichita State University ETS, Wichita, KS
Michigan Jessica Sepulveda Western Michigan University UB, Kalamazoo, MI
Minnesota Jacqueline Molina St. Olaf College TRIO McNair/SSS, Northfield, MN
Missouri Le'Aysha Pearson Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Nebraska Jamie Drozd Central Community College SSS, Columbus, NE
Ohio Camille Calaam University of Akron, Akron UBMS, OH
Wisconsin Casey Hoffman University of Wisconsin-Eau-Claire SSS, Eau Claire, WI

                                       2015 Scholarship Recipients                                  

   Iowa  Ikram Omar North High School, Souix City, IA
   Illinois  Camilo Martinez Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
   Indiana  Elaha Rahimi Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, IN
   Kansas  Oscar Lemus Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
   Michigan  Cindy Ramirez Innovation Central High School, Grand Rapids, MI
   Minnesota  Charlene Stewart North Hennepin Community College, Rogers, MN
   Missouri  Briana Anderson University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
   Ohio  Cara Walton Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
     San Kay Thee University of Akron, Akron, OH
                           Wisconsin  Alyssa Valentyne University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

                                       2014 Scholarship Recipients                                  




Rodriguez, NE 

W NE Comm




Rojas-Rangel, KS

       Emporia SSS    


     Porter, WI   

  Beloit UB  



Douglas, IN

  Purdue UB  




Counsell, IA

  Iowa State ETS  



Austin, IL

  Lake Land SSS  



Erickson, MN

Central Lakes SSS  



Escobar, MI

Grand Valley UB  

 McHenry, MO
Mineral Area SSS

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