(Form & supporting documents must be received by March 1, 2021 – only complete applications will be accepted)
The purpose of the TRIO Achiever Award is to honor and celebrate those individuals who are TRIO alums and have made an impact within his or her community. The TRIO Achiever’s Committee will base their selection on educational achievement, leadership qualities, letters of recommendation, and a completed application with a strong demonstration of commitment to the community.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Step #1: Determine eligibility, Step #2: TRIO staff member fills out a nomination form by clicking the "start" button below (one can also be self nominated), Step #3: Nominee fills out a nomination form by clicking the "start" button below. Both forms are due on March 1, 2021. Step #4: Committee reviews the applications and selects the 2021 TRIO Achiever.
TRIO ACHIEVER ELIGIBILITY:
--Candidate must be a former TRIO project participant who was enrolled in and successfully completed a TRIO program.
--Either be nominated by a TRIO staff member OR self nomination
--The TRIO Achiever candidate must have enrolled in and successfully completed a postsecondary program of study resulting in a baccalaureate or terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
--The TRIO Achiever candidate must be a person of high stature within his/her profession or has received recognition for outstanding academic achievement.
--The TRIO Achiever candidate must currently be employed above the entry-level designation for his/her profession or enrolled in a program for a degree above the baccalaureate degree. Special preference is given to nominees who have been out of school for five or more years.
--The TRIO Achiever candidate must have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions.
--Participation in the TRIO project must have had a significant impact on the candidate in obtaining his/her educational and/or professional objectives (as acknowledged by the participant).
--The person chosen as TRIO Achiever will agree to attend the SWASAP Conference in November 2021 with all expenses paid by TRIO NM. In addition, the TRIO Achiever will be invited to attend the virtual TRIO NM Spring Conference on April 8-9, 2021.
NOMINATION FORM REQUIREMENTS BY NOMINATOR AND NOMINEE:
FILL OUT NOMINATION/NOMINEE FORM BY CLICKING "START" BUTTON BELOW (both Nominator & Nominee)
REQUIRMENTS BY NOMINEE ONLY: (In addition to completing the nomination form)
THESE NOMINEE ATTACHMENTS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: email@example.com
2. If you are self-nominated, have 2 recommendation letters sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by recommenders
IF SELECTED AS A FINALIST, a copy of your transcripts as well as an electronic photo will be requested.