Friends of NAEOP (FON) Scholarships & Awards

Friends of NAEOP award the following scholarships every year at the NAEOP Annual Conference:

The following information was updated March 2021

Scholastic Achievement Award, $1,500 each (9 awards)

Presented to TRIO participants who are either current college students or who will be freshman in the upcoming academic year. Winners of this award exhibit qualities of outstanding scholastic achievement through participation in a TRIO project and receive awards in the amount of $1,500.00 each.

Each NAEOP Project Membership is allowed up to two (2) nominations for this scholarship.

Pearl M. Hill Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 each (3 awards)

Established in honor of Pearl M. Hill, the founding President of NASP (now NAEOP). Pearl timelessly advocated on behalf of TRIO students and programs, both regionally and nationally.  The Pearl Hill award is a $1,000 award presented to students who must be high school juniors or seniors at the time of application (can be in a dual enrollment college program) or who will be college freshmen in the upcoming academic year, and who are participating or have participated in an Upward Bound program.

Each NAEOP Project Membership is allowed up to two (2) nominations for this scholarship.

TRIO Achiever Award, $200 each (2 awards)

Presented to alumni of NAEOP TRIO projects who have significantly benefitted from TRIO services and have achieved professional success.

Each NAEOP Project Membership is allowed up to one (1) nomination for this scholarship.

Dr. Gabriel Gallardo Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 each (1 award)

Established in 2020 in honor of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo for the impact he made in supporting low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students in higher education. Dr. Gallardo helped McNair Scholars develop their talents, voices and discover their own personal potential in pursuit of a graduate degree. The Dr. Gabriel Gallardo award is a $1000 scholarship presented to a TRIO student who is part of a McNair program or has plans to pursue graduate school.

Each NAEOP Project Membership is allowed up to one (1) nomination for this scholarship.

The Friends of NAEOP (FON) scholarships are funded by annual fundraising events including the live and silent auctions and raffle held at the annual NAEOP Conference, the FON TRIO online store, and the generous donations made by FON members.

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