Grace Kraniak Awarded Scholarship


Grace Kraniak

Grace Kraniak, EOAF Board of Directors Scholarship Recipient from Bay College’s TRIO Program

The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) is pleased to announce that Grace Kraniak, a TRIO student at Bay College, has been awarded the EOAF Board of Directors Scholarship.  EOA was able to award 30 scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

EOA members and their scholars impressed us with their applications this year.” said Jodi Kremer, the EOA Scholarship Chair.  “Scholars shared stories of hardship and triumph, grit and tenacity, and hard work paired with a passion for learning.  The committee was so grateful to have so many members nominating their scholars for these awards!

Dr. Rabekah Stewart, President of EOA, said, “Every year, the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) and the EOA Foundation (EOAF) earmark at least $10,000 for scholarship opportunities for students.  On behalf of the EOA, I would like to thank our scholarship committee for preparing materials in a timely fashion.  We also appreciate our members for distributing scholarship information widely and encouraging students to apply.  And congratulations to all scholarship recipients.  We extend our best wishes to all TRIO and Gear UP students in reaching your academic goals as you continue to strive for excellence!

EOA is the representative body of those persons who have an active interest or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and success in formal postsecondary education.  This includes many colleges, universities, and agencies that host educational opportunity programs, including TRIO programs, within the eight chapters in the Midwest.  The eight chapters include: Illinois TRIO, Indiana TRIO, Iowa TRIO, Michigan College Access Programs & Personnel (MI-CAPP), Minnesota TRIO, Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska (MOKANE), Ohio TRIO, and Wisconsin Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel.

The TRIO Student Support Services program at Bay College has been serving first-generation, income-eligible, and disabled students since 1993.  For more information about the program, please contact or call 906-217-4133