1. Completed Application
Complete the application form. Include attachements 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 becoming a graduate student.
Reasons for the candidate seeking a graduate degree and how it will benefit TRIO students.
Any additional examples demonstrating the candidate’s qualification for this scholarship.
Submission Requirements for EITHER submission:
300 to 500 TOTAL words
Times New Roman 12 Point Font
Submit transcripts of the candidate's college coursework undergraduate and graduate completed up to this point. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
4. 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 potential to succeed in graduate school, unique personal characteristics, growth, active participation in leadership, and service to TRIO programs.