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2016 TASP’s Merit Award Scholarships Now Open

posted Apr 15, 2016, 4:44 AM by Stephen Thompson

The time has come for TASP’s Merit Award Scholarships.  The TASP association will award a total of seven $400.00 scholarships: one scholarship each for Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, Veteran’s Upward Bound, and Ronald E. McNair programs. 

Please have your students complete the attached application in full.  The application can also be downloaded from the TASP’s website at http://www.tasptrio.org.   Only one application per program.  If your campus or agency has more than one of the same programs, please make the distinction clear for the reviewers.  Completed applications are due by 5:00 pm EST, Friday, April 29, 2016.

 

In order for the application to be considered the TRIO/TASP staff member must be a current member of TASP AND their institutional fees must be current.  Please contact Mark Cotter, mscotter@pstcc.edu to ensure that both memberships are current.  If memberships are not current, the application will be DISQUALIFED.  No exceptions will be made.

 

If you have any questions, you can contact Stephanie Langley at slangley@tusculum.edu or 865-693-1177. 

 

The material is being sent to Program Directors/Coordinators only. Please share with your staff as you deem necessary.

 

All applications are due by 5:00 pm EST, Friday, April 29, 2016.

2016 KNCT-3 FALL CONFERENCE

posted Sep 17, 2015, 8:33 AM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 11:55 AM by Belinda Brownlee ]

The 2016 Tennessee Conference registration is open for the 2016 KNCT-3 Fall Conference.

The dates of the conference are October 23-26, 2016 at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN.

The Call for Proposals and Conference Committee Volunteer Signup forms are on the KNCT-3 website.  Volunteers are needed!

Registrants must pay in full by the date of then conference. Please make checks payable to TASP and mail to Treasurer Mark S. Cotter, TASP Treasurer, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd. PO Box 22990 Knoxville, TN 37933.

Please use a separate form for each conference attendee.





TASP Scholarship Winners Announced

posted Sep 1, 2015, 9:26 AM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Dec 3, 2015, 10:28 AM by Matthew Hyden ]

Congratulations to all the 2015 TASP Scholarship recipients. Please click the files at the bottom of the page for photos and bios of each student.


2015 TASP Pre College Scholarship Winners

Educational Talent Search

Dara Carney-Nedelman

Tusculum College – Jeanne Stokes, Director


Upward Bound

Summer Blevins

ETSU-Johnson City – Dr. Ronnie Gross, Director


Upward Bound Math/Science

Domanique Rahman

Upward Bound Math/Science-UT-Chattanooga-Twyler Boykin, Director


2015 TASP Scholarship Adult Winners


Educational Opportunity Center

Ben McCurry-ETSU – Dr. Ronnie Gross, Director


Ronald E. McNair

Kristen Leedy-ETSU – Dr. Ronnie Gross, Director



Student Support Services

Matthew Pierce – Tusculum College – Dr. David Smith, Director


Student Support Services

Natalie Shinault-UT-Knoxville – Dr. Ronald McFadden, Director


Veteran’s Upward Bound

John Galyon-ETSU – Lenus Morrison, Director

Call for 2015 TASP Merit Award Nominations

posted Mar 24, 2015, 11:09 AM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Mar 24, 2015, 11:10 AM ]

The time has come for TASP’s Merit Award Scholarships.  The TASP association will award a total of seven $400.00 scholarships: one scholarship each for Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, Veteran’s Upward Bound, and Ronald E. McNair programs.

 

The attached information and application is needed for your program participants to apply for the scholarship. The application can also be downloaded from the links below. Only one application per program.  If your campus or agency has more than one of the same programs, please make the distinction clear for the reviewers.  Please urge your students to complete the application in full and submit the application to Belinda Brownlee by Friday, April 17, 2015.

KNCT-3 Fair Share

posted Nov 6, 2014, 9:17 AM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Aug 1, 2016, 12:37 PM by Belinda Brownlee ]


Greetings Fellow TASPians,

 

The start of the Annual KNCT-3 conference in beautiful Knoxville, TN is fast approaching, and we hope to greet/meet/and network with as many of you that will be attending.

 

President Johnson has ask me to remind everyone of TASP's FAIR SHARE.  As you begin to plan for the upcoming year, please don't forget to support FAIR SHARE and encourage your staff  to support this effort.

TASP exceeded it's goal  of 100% with 143% contributions in the current standing within the FAIR SHARE STATE REPORT provided by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE).  If you are not familiar with the FAIR SHARE campaign, (COE) depends on institutional memberships, subscriptions, and personal contributions as its major source of operating revenue. Fair Share is the sharing of budgetary responsibility needed for the Council to operate based on the relative number of TRIO projects in an area.

 

TASPians have routinely met and exceeded our FAIR SHARE contribution, and we expect this campaign year to be no exception.  Here are some current  numbers  for you to ponder!

 

COE = 109% (includes the totals achieved by the 10 regions)

SAEOPP = 112% (includes the totals achieved by the 8 states)

TASP = 143%

The 2015-2016 FAIR SHARE REPORT IS BELOW.       

 

During the KNCT-3 conference, you will receive an update about FAIR SHARE,  you will have an opportunity to make your personal and/or institutional contribution,  and be able to compete for some great incentives connected to FAIR SHARE fundraising efforts.

 

For those that are unable to attend the conference, you will receive post conference information.

 

It’s time to get KNCTed and to get on board the FAIR SHARE train.  Hoping to see you in Asheville!

 

 

Celeste Brooks

Chair, FAIR SHARE

TASP

(865)974-7900  office

(865)974-7903  fax 

2016-17 TASP Membership Form is now available

posted Nov 5, 2014, 10:07 AM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 12:02 PM by Belinda Brownlee ]


KNCT-3 Tentative Agenda 2015

posted Nov 3, 2014, 10:10 AM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 12:44 PM by Belinda Brownlee ]

The tentative agenda is now available  for the KNCT-3 Conference in Lexington, KY, at the beautiful Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, November 15-18, 2015.

LIFE, Learning from the Past, Infusing the Present, Ensuring the Future.......


Upcoming Conference - Forms Now Online

posted Jul 17, 2014, 1:02 PM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 12:56 PM by Belinda Brownlee ]

Mark your calendar for the KNCT-3 conference in Lexington, KY on November 15-18, 2015! 
LIFE, Learning from the Past, Infusing the Present, Ensuring the Future........

The conference will be held at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. Contact the hotel to reserve a room under the KNCT-3 room block at (859) 231-5100.

Look for more information about the conference in e-mails and on the website as the conference date gets closer.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Co-Chair Belinda Brownlee(TASP VP) at UT-Chattanooga, Belinda-brownlee@utc.edu, 423-425-4691.


Employment Opportunities

posted Jul 14, 2014, 11:43 AM by Stephen Thompson

Please see the below East Tennessee State University Upward Bound job announcement. Deadline for applications is July 28, 2014.  Apply on-line at ETSU Job Opportunities  www.etsu.edu/humanres.

Office of TRIO Programs  - -  Position Continuation Contingent upon Grant Funding  -- UPWARD BOUND Project Counselor - Level 8   The full-time positions are under the immediate supervision of the director.  The Counselor will perform the following duties:  travel daily to target schools to provide personal and career counseling and academic advisement to participants; recruit, interview and select eligible participants from high schools in Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties; administer, score and interpret academic proficiency tests, career interest and personality inventories; provide postsecondary advisement; conduct four group seminar/workshops during weekly academic sessions; maintain records and files on each participant; be willing to supervise participants on overnight trips and be willing to work an extended schedule during the weekly Monday night academic sessions, some weekends and the summer six-week student residential component at ETSU Main campus in Johnson City. Qualifications:  Master's degree in Counseling/Guidance; two years experience working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds preferred; two years successful work experience in an Upward Bound project preferred; and must exhibit training, sensitivity and commitment to the needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Office of TRIO Programs  - -  Position Continuation Contingent upon Grant Funding  -- Upward Bound Educational Advisor— Level 6 Characteristics of positions:  The full-time position is under the immediate supervision of the assistant director, the advisor will perform the following duties:  plan, design, coordinate and implement educational programs for the Upward Bound participants in accordance with the grant proposal; recruit participants; conduct weekly school visitations to target high schools in Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties; provide academic, career, financial aid and postsecondary education advisement to participants.  The position includes extensive travel and time spent at the target schools.  Applicants must be willing to work an extended schedule that includes: providing workshops/seminars in the evenings, some weekends, a four-day summer trip and a six-week residential summer program.  Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree (Bachelor's degree in Education or related field preferred); two years experience in the delivery of services in an educational outreach program preferred; two years experience working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds preferred; two years TRIO work experience preferred; and must exhibit training, sensitivity and commitment to the needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

2014 TASP Scholarship Winners

posted Jun 23, 2014, 6:44 AM by Stephen Thompson


TASP 2014 ADULT LEARNER

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Josephine Barnor

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville

Josephine is a rising senior at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.  She has a GPA of 3.52 and is an Accounting and International Business major.  Her career goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant.  She is a participant in The Educational Advancement Program where Dr. Ronald McFadden is her sponsor and the Director.


TASP 2014 PRE-COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH

Dylan Craig Mooney

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

Dylan is a 2014 graduate of Grundy County High School, in Coalmont, TN.  He plans to attend Chattanooga State.  Dylan has a GPA 0f 3.43 and a composite ACT score of 18.  He plans to major in Entrepreneurship.  His career goal is to become a business owner of a sports shop or recreational center.  He is a participant in the ETS program where Ms. Kay Layne is his sponsor and Nancy Blois-Giles is the Director.



TASP 2014 PRE-COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

UPWARD BOUND

Joseph Yon

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City Grant

Joseph is a 2014 graduate of Elizabethton High School, in Elizabethton, TN.  He plans to attend East Tennessee State University in June 2014 through the Upward Bound Bridge Program.  Joseph has a GPA of 3.23 and an ACT composite score of 24.  Joseph plans to major in Parks and Recreation Management. His career goal is to become a Park Ranger at a National Park. Dr. Ronnie Gross, his sponsor, serves as the Director of the Upward Bound Program of which he is a participant. 

 

Holly Nelms

East Tennessee State University

Bristol Grant

Holly is a 2014 graduate of Sullivan Central High School, in Blountville, TN.  She plans to attend Milligan College.  Holly has a GPA of 4.0 and an ACT composite score of 29.  Holly plans to major in Journalism.  Her career goal is to be a news/feature article writer for a newspaper.  Dr. Ronnie Gross, her sponsor, serves as the Director of the Upward Bound program of which she is a participant. 


TASP 2014 PRE-COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

UPWARD BOUND MATH/SCIENCE

 

Coreka Reed

Coreka is a 2014 graduate of Brainerd High School, in Chattanooga, TN.  She plans to attend the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  Coreka has a GPA of 3.6 and an ACT composite score of 21.  Coreka plans to major in Psychology/Social Work.  Her career goal is to become a therapist.   She is a participant in the Upward Bound Math/Science where Mrs. Angelnetta Ulmer is her sponsor and Ms. Twyler Boykin is the Director.

 


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