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TRIO McNair Scholars Program selects diverse group of undergraduates for 2016 research cohort

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    LAWRENCE – Selected from a large pool of applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2016 research cohort assembles 16 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of university professors, researchers, and professionals.

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Center for Educational Opportunity Programs welcomes college access icon Arnold Mitchem to campus

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    LAWRENCE – On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s Center for Educational Opportunity Programs will welcome to campus Dr. Arnold Mitchem, president emeritus of the Council for Opportunity in Education and senior scholar for the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education.

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Student Reminder: Applications are due March 1 for 2016 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    LAWRENCE – Qualifying University of Kansas students have until March 1 to submit applications for the 2016 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship is part of the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s (AAI) Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP), and was established to support underrepresented and first-generation students with limited income as they pursue undergraduate degrees at KU. One to two participants annually receive one-time awards ranging from $750 to $1,500.

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Donnelly College hails KU’s TRIO Talent Search as partner of the year

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A University of Kansas-based program that helps middle- and high-school students in Kansas City, Kan., prepare and plan for college has been recognized by Donnelly College as its 2015 Partner of the Year.

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Council for Opportunity in Education honors CEOP Director Ngondi Kamatuka

  • Monday, October 12, 2015

    Walter O. Mason Jr. Award recognizes leadership and ideals

    LAWRENCE — The Council for Opportunity in Education this fall honored Dr. Ngondi Kamatuka, director of the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) in KU’s Achievement Assessment Institute, with the Walter O. Mason Award.

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KU’s TRIO Supportive Educational Services earns perfect score for refunding, expands programming to include STEM initiative

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Two awards totaling $2.5 million serve low-income, first-generation students, establish new initiative for those seeking STEM or health-related degrees

    LAWRENCE — In any given year, the University of Kansas welcomes approximately 2,000 students who are the first in their families to attend college. Of those students, about half qualify as low-income under federal guidelines. Research clearly shows that these students’ academic success often is tied to the support systems they can access on campus.

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TRIO McNair Summer Research Symposium encourages undergraduate scholarship

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    LAWRENCE — Twenty University of Kansas TRIO McNair Scholars presented their summer research projects at the McNair Research Symposium on July 24 at the Kansas Union. Since 2003, the annual program has hosted a total of 240 student presentations.

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CEOP secures $1.99M for College Assistance Migrant Program

  • Monday, July 27, 2015

    LAWRENCE — The children of migrant workers face formidable obstacles to educational success and, not surprisingly, as a group have one of the highest dropout rates in the nation. Poverty, low wages, deplorable and unsafe living conditions, interrupted schooling, lack of social mobility and paucity of educational opportunities plague these families.

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CEOP announces 2015 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship winners

  • Monday, June 15, 2015

    LAWRENCE — Two students who have overcome significant personal hardships in their young lives are the 2015 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship awardees at the University of Kansas. The scholarship program, now in its second year, is part of the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s (AAI) Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) and was established to support underrepresented and first-generation students with limited income as they pursue undergraduate degrees at KU.

    The 2015 recipients:

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KU research center partners with Topeka schools to establish GEAR UP Highland Park Cluster

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    LAWRENCE — In partnership with Topeka Public Schools, University of Kansas researchers from the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) in the Achievement & Assessment Institute this spring began a seven-year, $2.24 million project to serve 720 students in the high school graduating classes of 2020 and 2021; these students currently are sixth- and seventh-graders at Chase and Eisenhower middle schools, and they will eventually matriculate to Highland Park High School.

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