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Ralph L. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship


Eligibility: One award to Minnesota (Chapter recipient rotates annually)

Amount: $1,000

Description: The Ralph L. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship was established by the EOA Foundation. It was awarded directly by EOA until the Foundation was created. The scholarship is now awarded annually by the Foundation.


Dr. Ralph L. Pruitt was a math professor at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Pruitt was one of the founders of EOA (formerly MAEOPP).

Selection criteria include participation in a TRIO program in the relevant chapter for the year of selection, enrollment in or anticipated enrollment in an accredited two or four-year post-secondary institution, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, and demonstrated significant involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities. The nominator must be an EOA member. 

                                Ralph Pruitt Scholarship Recipients                            

  2016 Tin Tran Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  2015  Haggi Amirally Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
  Ziara Randolph Orr Academy High School, Chicago, IL
  2014 Oscar Lemus TRIO Student Support Services, Emporia State University

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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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