AEEE Educational Opportunity Centers Scholarship

Dear Members,

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have converted the entire nomination process from paper to digital. We appreciate your patience and hope you find the online submission process convenient and user-friendly.

Please read this entire page carefully, as it contains necessary information for navigating this new process.

When considering which participant/s to nominate, please select those who have most demonstrated resilience, adaptability, and growth throughout their participation in TRIO and for whom this scholarship would have substantial financial impact.

Please limit your entries to no more than 3 per program.

Each scholarship recipient will receive $1000.00 and will be recognized and celebrated during our 44th Annual Conference at the 2021 AEEE Virtual Awards Celebration on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. 

The criteria for selection include:

  • personal and intellectual growth,

  • commitment to purposeful life goals,

  • participation in TRIO program activities,

  • nominator's endorsement,

  • letter(s) of recommendation,

  • essay content, and

  • academic performance (where applicable)

Each category will be scored using a rubric-based point system.

Please use the links specified in the  below to complete and submit the required components for each nominee and take note of the following details: 

  • You are responsible for sharing the appropriate application link with those you nominate.***Please copy the link for your program and share it with your nominee/s via electronic messaging (text, social media messaging, and/or email)***​​

  • The student/participant application forms have been designed to automatically send the appropriate reference/recommendation form link by email to listed references.

  • Nominees are responsible for following up with their references to make sure they receive the link.

  • All forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: The online applications will not save progress and must be completed in full for submission. We recommend that you and your nominated participant/s review the forms specific to your program, collect the necessary information and components, then complete the process when you have all the required content.

***It is possible to print and/or save the forms for review but submissions must be made through the online forms.***​​​​​​

  • Nominators must prepare an endorsement statement (Word or PDF format) to attach.

  • Students/participants must prepare a 400-500 word essay (Word or PDF format) and have access to their unofficial transcript file (where applicable) to attach.

  • References may attach a letter of recommendation (Word or PDF format) in addition to completing the online form.

Committee assures full and complete consideration for the award in the review of each application.

Again, Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. 

We expect that awardees will be selected and their nominators notified no later than June 30, 2021.

We look forward to receiving your nominations! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at