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BEST Scholarship

The Bringing Education and Success Together (BEST) scholarship fund is a program available for all TRIO students. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, leadership, contributions to school and community, character, and financial need.

Scholarship Details


Scholarship applicants must be:

  1. A student in a TRIO Program
  2. A United States citizen

The BEST Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, sex, religion, age, national origin or sexual orientation.

What Funds are Available?

The program awards up to $1,000 in fund money each year. Awards are for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year. All Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients. The board members of the fund committee can combine awards for particular applicants based on the financial need of the applicant.

Application Due Date

The deadline to submit the application is November 30th each year.

Award Notifications

Scholarship recipients are notified in March via the email address provided on the application form.

Award Disbursement

Scholarship funds will be disbursed to the recipients by the end of April each year.

Apply for the BEST Scholarship

Use the button below to apply for the BEST Scholarship. The application deadline is November 30, 2022.

*Important application information*: Please note that the application will ask for “Program Director”. The Program Director for TRIO Rising Scholars is Greg Martinez. 

Apply for the BEST Scholarship Here

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