1. Completed Application
Complete the application form. Include attachments if needed. The application begins when clicking "Next".
2. Writing Component
Self-Nominating: Compose a thoughtful Personal Statement OR Nominating a Candidate: Compose a Letter of Recommendation
Writing components for EITHER submission must include the following:
Relevant narratives demonstrating the candidate’s qualification, including personal history, goals, work ethic, and obstacles to they had.
Information that demonstrates how the candidate's work has impacted our TRIO students and why the candidate loves TRIO.
Any additional examples demonstrating why the candidate merits the award.
Submission Requirements for EITHER submission:
300 to 500 TOTAL words
Times New Roman 12 Point Font
3. Letter of Recommendation
Self-Nominating: One Letter of Recommendation OR Nominating a Candidate: One Letter of Recommendation - must be from an additional nominator.
ALL Letters of Recommendationshould meet the following requirements:
Must be from a current NorCal WESTOP member
Recommendations should address the candidate’s passion, unique personal characteristics, growth, active participation in NorCal WESTOP, and service to TRIO programs.