Last Mile award
Application

The Oregon TRIO Association’s Last Mile Award is designed to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students who are at risk of having to drop out in their last year before graduation.  Amounts awarded will be at the discretion of the Oregon TRIO Association and will be based on the circumstances and needs of the applicant.  Award amounts can be as high as $2,500 in unmet need.

Awarded funds will be sent to your institution’s financial aid office for disbursement.

Who Can Apply

  • OTA is considering all post-secondary students, regardless of GPA, for this opportunity who are currently enrolled in an Oregon TRIO program.
  • Students must be within 45 credits of completing their degree.
  • Students who have previously been awarded the Last Mile Scholarship are not eligible.
  • Preference is given to students who have used other financial aid options such as Pell Grants and federal student loans.

Applications are due: May 10th

To determine your dependency status, please refer to this link: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out/dependency
The student will need to submit the current status of Pell Grant & Student Loan eligibility. Instructions to view this information can be found here: https://oregontrio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/11/Financial-Aid-Instructions-1.pdf
Download the Template for this document here: https://oregontrio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2022/09/Last-Mile-Education-Plan-Fillable-1.pdf
To determine your dependency status, please refer to this link: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out/dependency
The student will need to submit the current status of Pell Grant & Student Loan eligibility. Instructions to view this information can be found here: https://oregontrio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/11/Financial-Aid-Instructions-1.pdf
Download the Template for this document here: https://oregontrio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2022/09/Fillable-Last-Mile-Education-Plan.pdf
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