March 2018

"Everyone teaches, Everyone learns"- Anonymous

Table of Contents

  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • National TRIO Day 2018
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Drop-In Registration
  • College Day 101
  • Study Areas
  • Study Abroad Session

Important Upcoming Dates

  • March 2nd - Spirit Day, Last Day to Receive 25% Refund
  • March 5-9th - Spring Break
  • March 16th - Spring 2019 Teaching Internship Applications Due
  • March 19th - Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

National TRiO Day 2018

This year was the first collaborative effort with other TRiO Programs on WMU campus; Student Support Service, Upward Bound, and MI GEAR UP. As a group, we decided to host our first National TRiO Day celebration!

During Friday's program, it consist of a taco bar dinner, and an opportunity for Upward Bound students to hear from current WMU undergrad SSS and MI GEAR UP students about their transition to college. There was also an opportunity for current undergrad students to hear from WMU TRiO Alums about life after graduation. The night concluded on the topic of "Rise Up" spoken by key note speaker, Tim Terrentine, the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

On Saturday, SSS, MI GEAR UP, and Upward Bound students volunteered at Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, and the Northside Association for Community Development for their community service project. This was a fun and exciting opportunity and everyone enjoyed their experience.

National TRiO Day was a great success, and we would like to thank those who attended the event!

Educational Opportunity Association Scolarships

Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) is our regional TRIO Chapter that provides multiple opportunities for our TRIO Participants to grow and learn.

The EOA Foundation provides multiple scholarship opportunities for students from low-income, first-generation backgrounds and students with disabilities that participate in TRIO and educational opportunity programs within the 10 state region. Recipients are recognized for their academic achievements, involvement in their community and/or their ability to articulate how TRIO/EOP has played a role in their lives. (Students must be nominated by a current EOA member to be considered.)

Follow the link below to see the scholarship opportunities available, then work with your TRIO Advisor to apply!


The Dream U.S. Scholarship

This annually renewable scholarship is intended for DREAMers who have demonstrated an ability to overcome barriers and challenges in their every day lives.

Award Amount: $14,500-$29,000

Due Date: March 1st

American Indian Education Fund Scholarship

Qualifying Native American students are encouraged to apply to this scholarship, which is not technically due until April 4th. However, applying by March 1st earns you an additional entry!

Due Date: March 1st

Award Amount: $2,000

Team Up, Dream Up Scholarship

Encourage your friend to follow their dreams by making a sign for them that says, "I'm on your team! Keep on _____________." Then fill in the blank with something they're passionate about.

Award Amount: $2,500 for you, and $2,500 for your friend!

Due Date: March 15th

Superpower Scholarship

Respond to the question: "Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" (250 words or less)

Award Amount: $2,500

Due Date: March 31st

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

This scholarship requires a short essay detailing your experience with the trading card game Magic: The Gathering.

Award Amount: $5,000

Due Date: March 31st

#SaveTheMascots Scholarship

Through the #SaveTheMascot campaign, you can become an agent of change to create a tobacco-free generation

Award Amount: $2,500

Due Date: March 31st

College Day 101

Two of our TRIO FESP Participants had the opportunity to be College Positive Volunteers with the College Day 101 program. They had the opportunity to help encourage and inspire students from the Spanish Club at Battle Creek Central High School to further their education.

Participants: Kylie Taft and Dominique Lloyd

Study Areas

Need a quiet place to study? Or a change of scenery?

Check out these cool places to go on campus!

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