Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarship: MO-KAN-NE

MKN TRIO alums who are enrolled in or who anticipate being enrolled in at least six graduate credit hours the following fall semester are invited to compete for The Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarship of $500 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Scholarship Application Directions

To be considered, the Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarship application must include:
1. Scholarship Application including nomination questionnaire and student essay.
2. Complete academic transcripts with cumulative GPA
3. Class schedule – for those currently enrolled

Scholarship Criteria

  • The applicant must be enrolled in or anticipate being enrolled in at least six graduate credit hours for the following fall semester.
  • The nominator must be a current MKN/EOA member.
  • Prior to receipt of the award, the scholarship recipient must provide the MKN Scholarship Committee chair with verification of actual enrollment in a postsecondary institution for the following fall. The student will not receive the award money until verification of attendance is received.

Please note that applications which are incomplete will not be reviewed.

The deadline date for submission of completed applications is March 16, 2018.

Scholarship Selection

  • Prior participation in a TRIO program;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Enrolled in or anticipate being enrolled in at least six graduate credit hours for the following fall semester;
  • Student essay; and
  • Letter of recommendation for the scholarship applicant by a TRIO professional who is a current member of MKN/EOA.
  • The Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarship recipient will be announced at the annual MKN Spring Conference.

Questions? Contact Tameka Herrion, MO-KAN-NE Scholarship Committee Chair, at (314) 880-4960 or therrion@stlgives.org.

$500, non-renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. In order to apply for this Rising TRIO Achiever scholarship, you must be nominated by a TRIO staff person from your respective program AND they must be a current MKN member. Please, enter the name and e-mail address of your nominator and they will be sent a nomination email to complete and submit on your behalf.
  2. I was a prior participant in a TRIO program in:
  3. Will you be enrolling in at least 6 graduate credit hours in the fall semester following this application submission?
  4. ESSAY: Write an essay that describes your co-curricular and/or community involvement; leadership skills; educational, financial and/or personal barriers you have overcome; commitment to academic excellence; the impact of TRIO on your education; and why the Rising TRIO Achiever Scholarship is important to you.
  5. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name, I certify that the information included in this application is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.