Scholarships Awarded to Students in TRIO Programs
Media Contact:  Jody Record
603-862-1462
UNH Media Relations
June 17, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. - The New Hampshire Educational Opportunity Association has awarded $250 scholarships to eight students currently involved in programs sponsored by the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, Manchester Community College and Great Bay Community College. 

The federally funded TRIO programs support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in educational opportunities. TRIO includes six programs targeted to assist low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities through the academic pipeline from middle school through college graduation.
The recipients and programs that selected them are:

  • Mathew Pingree, University of New Hampshire, Center for Academic Resources
  • Felicia Carter, University of New Hampshire, Upward Bound Program
  • Nicholas Wong, University of New Hampshire, McNair Graduate Opportunity Program
  • Vanessa Mendez, University of New Hampshire, Educational Talent Search Program
  • Kiva Labadie, Keene State College, Upward Bound Program
  • Brittany Rogers, Keene State College, Aspire Program
  • Emily Zoulias, Great Bay Community College, Student Support Services
  • Caitlyn Marble, Plymouth State University, Academic Support Services

The New Hampshire Educational Opportunity Association is a non-profit organization that brings together professionals in programs supporting underserved students to achieve success in education.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, space-grant and community-engaged university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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