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James B Hamilton & Thomas G Mortenson Student Research Award

 

Overview:


Dr. James Hamilton (1933-1994) was a strong supporter of TRiO and EOP programs developing research and data to support the importance of programs and services for low-income and first-generation students. Mr. Thomas G. Mortenson is a Senior Scholar at the Pell Institute. He edits and publishes Postsecondary Education Opportunity (PEO), a monthly research newsletter devoted to analysis and reporting on the demographics and socio-political nature of educational opportunity after high school.


 

Awards:


One award of $1,000.  The EOA Foundation will make one award for the best student proposal for research consistent with the goals and purpose of EOA.


Eligibility: 


The student applicant must meet the following criteria to apply:

1.       Be a current participant or recent graduate of a TRIO/EOP program (within 2 years).
2.       Be enrolled as a full-time student by the fall semester immediately following application competition Note: Full-time   enrollment verification required. (Undergrad-12 hours Graduate- 9 hours per semester or 12 hours per quarter).
3.       Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4.       Be conducting a research project that is consistent with the goals and purposes of EOA. 
5.       Be nominated by a current member of EOA at the time of the scholarship deadline


 


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


Application Materials: Email packet to directly to  rseymour@siu.edu


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)
      - Two Letters of Recommendation from Nominator
      - Copy of unofficial academic transcript, including current semester schedule
      - Signed Photo Release Form and an uploaded headshot
      - Research Proposal that Includes (5 pages max):


I.      Researcher contact Information (Name, Address, Email, Phone, Institution, 
                        Research Advisor’s Name, Email, Institution) 
II.     Project Title
III.    Project Summary
            IVI.   Background
V.     Aims/Objective 
VI.    Methods/Approaches
VII.   Timeline
VIII.  Budget
IX.    Dissemination plan for research results (including but not limited to undergraduate research forum, online journal submission, McNair Conference, Discipline Specific Conference, etc. )
                X.    Supplemental Materials: IRB Approval, Institutional or TRIO/EOP Director’s Approval,  etc.

-Final Report: submitted by May 15 of the following year with a description of project status, timeline of completion, expenditures and final dissemination.



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