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MN TRIO Scholarship Opportunities
Ronald McKinley/Bruce Vento/Paul & Sheila Wellstone   

(For a list of past MN TRIO scholarship recipientsclick here
To DONATE to any of the MN TRIO Scholarships, click here.)

MN TRIO is happy to announce the 2018 MN TRIO Scholarship competition! Below you will 
find detailed information and application materials for the MN TRIO Scholarships. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by 6:00PM
Applicant will receive an email confirmation upon submission and receipt. 

Click to download the MN TRIO Scholarship Announcement and Information

Click to download the 2018 MN TRIO Scholarship Flyer


Pre-College MN TRIO Program Scholarships

  • EOC, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math & Science, and Veterans Upward Bound applicants: three (3) scholarships are available at $1,000.

College MN TRIO Program Scholarships

  • Student Support Services and McNair applicants: three (3) scholarships are available at $1,000.

Directors, nominators, and student applicants will be notified no later than Friday, April 27, 2018 of the status of the application. The MN TRIO Scholarships will be distributed via check in August/September 2018 contingent upon proof of registration at a post-secondary or graduate institution. Course schedules should be sent to 


Only TWO applications PER project/grant will be accepted. To be considered for the MN TRIO scholarship, the nominator MUST be a current member of EOA and MN TRIO at the time of scholarship deadline. We encourage you to verify your membership by logging in to or email the MN TRIO President-Elect at, prior to submitting your nomination. 



The student applicant must meet the following criteria to apply:

  1. Current participant in a TRIO program.
  2. Received their high school diploma or will be receiving it in spring or summer of 2018.
  3. Student must be either:
  1. a high school senior planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution in fall 2018 OR
  2. attending a two-year or four-year accredited post-secondary institution with plans to continue for fall 2018 OR
  3. a senior college student planning to enroll in an accredited graduate school institution for fall 2018

       4. Student must demonstrate how the TRIO program has impacted their life.
       5. Student must demonstrate ability to set and accomplish goals.
       6. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or above on a 4.0 scale.
       7. Student must provide proof of enrollment for fall 2018 in order for funds to be distributed.


Application Materials: 

The applicant must submit the following (PDF) materials in order for their application to be considered complete: 

- Letter of Recommendation from TRIO Nominator (must be EOA and MN TRIO member at time of scholarship deadline.)
- Copy of unofficial academic transcript
- Complete
Signature Page/Consent Form
- One typed essay written by student addressing how the TRIO program has impacted their life and discussing their ability to set and accomplish goals. (Essay must adhere to the following: limit of two pages, 12-point font, double-spaced with no smaller than .5 margins)
A digital headshot photo of applicant must also be on file with the Nominator or Program Director so if applicant is selected as recipient, it can be emailed to Scholarship Chair immediately upon notification.)

Incomplete applications will not be considered or scored. 
No additional materials beyond those requested will be considered.


Please be aware that applications must be completed in one session
Applicants are NOT able to save their progress and return to it later.


QUESTIONS? Contact Scholarship Committee Chairs: 


Ryan Hanson   Alicia Atwater
763-424-0922 651-450-3558

EOA Scholarship Opportunities for MN TRIO


IO's parent organization, the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) offers scholarships to eligible TRIO and educational opportunity program participants. Scholarships are awarded throughout the region on a rotating basis.

Click the links below for more information and to apply.

Applications Due: March 31st, 2018

For 2017-2018, MN TRIO is eligible for the following EOA scholarships:


For a list of past Minnesota recipients of the EOA scholarships and their bio information, click here.
(To DONATE to any of the EOA Scholarships, please click here.)

Questions? Contact Ryan Hanson (

EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


PO Box 3443
Lawrence, KS 66046