The Council for Opportunity in Education’s Annual Policy Seminar: APPLICATIONS LIVE!

Date: March 17-20, 2024

Each year in March, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) brings together college access program alumni and professionals from across America in Washington, DC to advocate for the continued support of TRIO and GEAR UP programs. The 43rd Annual COE Policy Seminar, scheduled to be held March 17-20, 2024, is one of the best ways in which we can give strong support to these powerful educational programs. In 2023, over 700 TRIO and GEAR UP professionals joined the 42nd annual Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. This year, MEOA is seeking enthusiastic college access program professionals and alumni to represent Massachusetts.  

MEOA has allocated funds to send two college access program alumni to take part in the advocacy efforts of the Policy Seminar. If you have exemplary alumni who you think might be interested in attending Policy Seminar, please share the alumni application and encourage them to apply. 

Additionally, MEOA is offering two scholarships for college access program staff to attend the Policy Seminar.  The scholarships are meant to help attendees cover some of the unallowable costs of attendance. Please consider applying and share the application with any staff member who might benefit from this powerful professional development experience.

All scholarship application materials are due no later than Friday, January 5, 2024, to Arielle Derival at