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Scholarships 2019

EOA Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship

 

Eligibility: One award to each State within the EOA  region: (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

 

Amount: $1,000

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

Illinois TRIO is committed to holistically assisting in the development of each of the students served by our 147 programs. The Association has been very proactive in seeking out opportunities to support first-generation, low-income, disabled and veteran students through the pipeline towards post-secondary education. 
 
Annually, in conjunction with the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) and the EOA Foundation, Illinois TRIO works to distribute various scholarships and awards to deserving recipients. We seek candidates who have overcome a myriad of obstacles and show promise with excelling at the post-secondary level.  With guidance and direction from the EOA Scholarship Committee, the IL TRIO Scholarship Committee works diligently to ensure a diverse pool of applicants.

 

Below, please find two categories of scholarships: 1) EOA and 2) Illinois TRIO 

 

Please note that all applicant materials must be submitted by March 29, 2019. 
 
(If you have questions, please contact the Illinois TRIO Scholarship Chair, Ms. Rhetta Seymour at rseymour@siu.edu)


Please note: All EOA scholarships are disbursed in October from the EOA Foundation after student enrollment has been confirmed. The awards will be sent directly to the address that the student provides on their application form. Illinois TRIO scholarships have varying disbursement dates. Please see applications for details. 

IL TRIO Board of Director's College/Adult Scholarship

Eligibility: 

1. Be a current IL TRIO college/adult program participant: EOC, McNair, SSS, or VUB

2. Be enrolled in or anticipate enrollment in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the next academic year;  

3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

4. Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities;

5. Be nominated by a current IL TRIO member.  

 

Amount: $500


Description: All students who are current participants in an Educational Opportunity Center, Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Program, Student Support Services or Veterans Upward Bound program in Illinois are invited to compete for a scholarship award of $500 for the next academic year. IL TRIO college/adult programs can submit up to five applications for this scholarship. Nominators must be a current member of IL TRIO. 

IL TRIO Board of Director's Pre-College Scholarship

 

Eligibility: 

1. Be a current IL TRIO pre-college program participant in: ETS, UB, or UBMS;

2. Be a current high school senior and anticipate enrollment in a two-year or four-year postsecondary institution for the 2018-19 academic year;

3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of  2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

4. Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities;

5. Be nominated by a current IL TRIO member.  

 

Amount: $500

 

Description:  All students who are current participants in an Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, or Upward Bound Math & Science are invited to compete for a scholarship award of $500 for the 2018-2019 academic year. IL TRIO pre-college programs can submit up to five applications for this scholarship. Nominators must be a current member of IL TRIO. 

IL TRIO Board of Director's Textbook College/Adult Scholarship

 

Eligibility: 

1. Be a current IL TRIO program participant in a : EOC, McNair, SSS or VUB program;

2. Be enrolled in, or anticipate enrollment in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the 2018-19 academic year;

3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

4. Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities;

5. Be nominated by a current IL TRIO member

 

Amount: $250

 

Description: All students who are current participants in an Educational Opportunity Center, Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Program, Student Support Service or Veterans Upward Bound program are invited to compete for one scholarship award of $250 for the 2018-2019 academic year. IL TRIO programs can submit up to five applications for this scholarship. Nominators must be a current member of IL TRIO. 

 

IL TRIO Board of Director's Textbook Pre-College Scholarship

Eligibility: 
 
1. Be a current IL TRIO pre-college program participant in: ETS, UB, or UBMS;

2. Be a current high school senior and  anticipate enrollment in a two-year or four-year postsecondary institution for the 2018-19 academic year;

3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of  2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

4. Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities;

5. Be nominated by a current IL TRIO member.

 

Amount: $250

 

Description:  All students who are current participants in an Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, or Upward Bound Math & Science program are invited to compete for one scholarship award of $250 for the 20182019 academic year. IL TRIO programs can submit up to five applications for this scholarship. Nominators must be a current member of IL TRIO, at the time application is submitted. 

 

EOA Board of Directors Scholarships

Illinois Scholarships

Please note: The scholarship competition for the Illinois Chapter ended March 29, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m.  All EOA scholarships are disbursed in October from the EOA Foundation (EOAF) after student enrollment is confirmed. IL TRIO Awards are disbursed directly to the student in August after enrollment is confirmed.  All nominators must be members of EOA and must login to submit the students nomination form and supporting documents.

IL TRIO Past Presidents’ Advisory Council Student Leadership Adult/College Scholarship

Eligibility: 
 
1. Be a current IL TRIO pre-college program participant in: ETS, UB, or UBMS;

2. Be a current high school senior and  anticipate enrollment in a two-year or four-year postsecondary institution for the 2018-19 academic year;

3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of  2.5 on a 4.0 scale;

4. Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities;

5. Be nominated by a current IL TRIO member.

 

Amount: $500

 

Description:  All students who are current participants in an Educational Opportunity Center, Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Program, Student Support Services, or Veterans Upward Bound program in Illinois are invited to compete for a scholarship award of $500 for the next academic year. IL TRIO programs can submit up to five applications for this scholarship. Nominators must be a current member of IL TRIO.

IL TRIO Past Presidents’ Advisory Council Student Leadership Pre-College Scholarship

Eligibility: 
 

1.Be a current IL TRIO participant: Talent Search, UB, UBMS;

2.Be enrolled in or anticipate enrollment in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the next academic year;

3.Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;4.Demonstrate involvement in co-curricular and/or community activities;

5.Be nominated by a current IL TRIO member.

 

Amount: $500

 

Description:  All students who are current participants in a Talent Search, Upward Bound Classic, or Upward Bound Math & Science Program in Illinois, are invited to compete for a scholarship award of $500 for the next academic year. IL TRIO programs can submit up to five applications for this scholarship. Nominators must be a current member of IL TRIO.

EOA Board of Directors Scholarship

 

Eligibility:  One award to each State within the EOA  region: (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

 

Amount: $1,000

 

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

Winner: Kaprice Pierson

Upward Bound Math-Science

Carl Sandburg College

Winner: Ravie Boungou

McNair

Knox College

Winner: Jamari Brown

Upward Bound

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Winner: Gabriela Lopez

Student Support Services

Oakton Community College

Winner: Meghan Kimball

Student Support Services

DePaul University

Winner: Levi Schaut

Student Support Services

Heartland Community College

Winner: Janleigh Lindang

Student Support Services

Oakton Community College

Winner: America Abalos

Upward Bound

Robert Morris University