Founded in 1984, the Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization made up of educators, policy makers, professionals in the private sector and other individuals committed to ensuring that secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities are appropriate and accessible to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
MEOA professionals have expertise in designing and implementing educational support programs for disadvantaged students, and MEOA provides a forum in which support program designs and strategies can be shared. Furthermore, MEOA seeks to work with education policymakers to ensure that disadvantaged students are not excluded from educational opportunities by the changes mandated in education reform.
The MEOA Scholarship Program was created in 1988 to assist low-income, first generation and diasabled undergraduate students in their pursuit of higher education. Three scholarships are awarded annually.
Division of Access and Transition, MWCC 444 Green St. Gardner, MA 01440