Fort Wayne TRIO student finalist for regional scholarship

Julie Perez, a Human Services student at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus, has been nominated as the Indiana finalist for the 2018 Educational Opportunity Association’s Phyllis Gray Memorial Scholarship. Perez, who is a member of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s TRIO Leadership Council, and nine other students from across the association’s 10-state region are semi-finalists for the scholarship.



“She is such a positive influence,” says TRIO director Beth Clemons of Perez, who is a mother of five. “She’s a perfect example that, no matter a student’s situation, they can accomplish their dreams.”


Perez and the other semi-finalists were nominated by their respective TRIO Student Support Service chapters. TRIO is a U.S. Department of Education-funded program that provides services for students who are first-generation, are low-income, or have a disability.


Additionally, Perez is the winner of two scholarships from Indiana TRIO, the statewide association.


Visit to learn more about TRIO and click here to learn more about the scholarship. The Educational Opportunity Association is the Midwest organization of TRIO staff and other access and success professionals.

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