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MN TRIO Scholarship



March 6th, 2021 by 11:59PM
Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission and receipt. 


Pre-College MN TRIO Program Application Scholarships

  • EOC, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math & Science, and Veterans Upward Bound applicants: up to six (6) scholarships are available at $1,000 each.

Award Qualifications

Automatic Freshman Scholarship

Student Eligibility: 

The student applicant must meet the following criteria to apply:

  1. Current participant in a TRIO program.
  2. Nominated by a TRIO professional.
  3. Received their high school diploma or will be receiving it in spring or summer of 2021.
  4. Student must be either:
  1. a high school senior planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution in fall 2021 OR
  2. attending a two-year or four-year accredited post-secondary institution with plans to continue for fall 2021 OR
  3. a senior college student planning to enroll in an accredited graduate school institution for fall 2021

     5. Student must write an essay that fully addresses the question: How has TRIO influenced your life, and how has TRIO supported you in setting and achieving your goals?     

     6. Student must provide proof of enrollment for fall 2020 in order for funds to be distributed.
     7. GPA Requirement of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale. 

Application Materials:

Copy of resume

Letter of Recommendation from TRIO Nominator (The nominator must be an EOA and MN TRIO member at time of scholarship deadline.) 
Copy of unofficial academic transcript
Signature Page/Consent Form
One typed essay written by student addressing the question: h
ow has TRIO influenced your life, and how has TRIO supported you in setting and achieving your  (Essay must adhere to the following: limit of 650 words, 12-point font, double-spaced with no smaller than .5 margins)

Incomplete applications will not be considered or scored. 
No additional materials beyond those requested will be considered. Application window will open by February 1st, 2021.

Scholarship Rubric

 2021 Minnesota TRIO Scholarship Application

Last Modified: 2/4/21 11:45 AM