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.
Demonstrate financial need or the exhaustion of federal financial aid.
Submit an education plan
Here is an example of a successful Education Plan
Submit the TRIO Checklist (Last-Mile-TRIO-Checklist-Spring24) demonstrating support from your TRIO program.
Complete three essay statements (200-500 words each)
*Note* All applications are reviewed and scored by the OTA Award Committee.
Interested in participating in this process? Please email Matt Bisek at firstname.lastname@example.org.