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Providing Professional Development & Resources
to its members.

MO-KAN-NE (MKN) is the 3-state chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA), one of the 10 regional associations in the U.S. that form the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). The Council represents TRIO programs nationwide.


There are 137 TRIO programs in the MKN service region with approximately 39 million dollars going to programs that help serve over 43,000 participants.

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What We Do

The Mission of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Chapter of the Educational Opportunity Association is to:

Provide professional development and resources to its members

Provide assistance to income-eligible, first-generation, or underrepresented students, students with disabilities, and veterans in their effort to gain access to and succeed in post-secondary and graduate education;

Provide information regarding issues of equal access to higher education



Jason Strauss
CEO of ML Associates


MKN Board & Committee Chairs

The MKN Board and Committee Chairs are responsible for overseeing the organization’s programs and activities.



MKN provides TRIO professionals with the opportunity to learn from their peers and apply new knowledge and skills that can help them further their careers. 


Student Initiatives

& Scholarships

MKN provides multiple initiatives including conferences and scholarship opportunities for TRIO and GEAR UP scholars within Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.


Member Resources

This section is designed to provide you with helpful resources and tips to get the most out of your membership investment.


Ready to find out more?

The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

Federal TRIO Programs

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