The Educational Opportunity Center helps you plan your educational future.  We will help you navigate through the admissions and financial aid process of the college, university, or vocational school of your choice.

EOC team photo

EOC Services

  • Admissions applications assistance
  • Financial Aid application assistance
  • Academic guidance
  • GED/Secondary School Guidance
  • Career Planning
  • Workshops on College Success Strategies
  • Transfer Information
  • Fee Payment assistance

EOC Requirements

  • US citizen or permanent legal resident
  • 19 years old or older
  • Bowie or Cass county resident
  • Low Income
  • First Generation College Student
  • You have never earned a certificate or degree from a college or vocational program

GED Students

Texarkana College TRIO-EOC team partners with the Adult Education & Literacy Program for students interested in earning a High School Equivalency Diploma.

Curious about career options?

Visit Career Coach to take a Career Assessment to learn about yourself and view suggestions based on your interests.  While there browse Career data – Texarkana-area wages, employment, and training info, programs, and more!

Visit Career Coach

Let us help you get started!

The Educational Opportunity Center team is located on the Texarkana College campus in the Nelson Administration building in the Office of Enrollments services.

Our schedule of events

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4

Resume Workshop for HVAC, Industrial Maintenance, Construction, and Electronics

FAFSA Day

Job Application Workshop for HVAC, Industrial Maintenance, Construction, and Electronics

8
9
10

EOC closed for Spring Break

EOC closed for Spring Break

EOC closed for Spring Break

EOC closed for Spring Break

EOC closed for Spring Break

16
17
18
19
20

Pathways at TISD Instructional Services

ESL Conference

23
24
25

Resume Workshop for Office Careers and Business Administration students

27

Job application workshop for Office Careers and Business Administration students

29
30
31
1

Resume Workshop

3

Resume Workshop

Flying Borders: community panel discussion

6
+ Export Events

Scholarships

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2019
https://www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship/?ProspectID=53089725D8CD481EA29E24BC6166F161

Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Open to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of veterans who have served in the armed forces. Must be a high school senior.
https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/

Life Lessons Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Open to current college students or high school seniors between the ages of 17 and 24 who has experience the death of a parent or legal guardian
https://lifehappens.org/life-lessions-scholarships-program/

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Open to high school seniors with a disability. Must be pursuing a 4-year degree in engineering, computer science, or computer technology
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdiabilityscholarships.aspx

Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Applicant must be a member of a Farm Bureau family
http://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities/

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship
Deadline: March 8, 2019
Must be a high school senior of African descent pursing a 4-year degree n engineering, computer science, computer technology, or select business programs
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

2019 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship
Deadline: March 8, 20019
Open to high school students in the graduating class of 2019 and 2020
https://bjconline.org/contest/

A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship
Deadline: March 10, 2019
Any current student pursuing truck driving or a career in logistics and who has a 3.0 GPA
https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/

Texas Builders Association
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Must be enrolled in or be planning to enroll in a residential construction related program
https://www.texasbuildersfoundation.org/what-we-do.html#Scholarship_Program

National Educational Opportunity Centers Association
Deadline March 29, 2019 
Must be a participant in the Educational Opportunity Center at Texarkana College
For additional details see an EOC specialist in the Office of Enrollment Services at Texarkana College

Overcoming Barriers Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Must be a participant in the Educational Opportunity Center at Texarkana College and must have a 2.5 GPA
https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/educational-opportunity-center/

Krist Law Firm, P.C. National Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled with a minimum 3.0 GPA
https://www.houstoninjurylawyer.com/the-krist-law-firm-national-scholarship

AWS Foundation Welder Workforce Grant
Deadline: April 1, 2019
https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/welder-workforce-grant

Herbert Lehman Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Must be a graduating high school senior, first-year student in an accredited four-year college, or a student transferring into an accredited four-year college;
https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/scholarships/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship/

Jake and Bessie Eldridge Memorial
Deadline April 5, 2019
Must have completed 60 semester hours at Texarkana College
https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/

Southern Arkansas University Transfer Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2019
https://web.saumag.edu/admissions/apply/scholarships/

National Leased Housing Association
Deadline: April 20, 2019 at 04:00 PM CST
Must be Residents of privately owned federally assisted low income housing properties (Section 8, low income housing tax credits, etc.) or recipients of Section 8 voucher assistance that demonstrate both merit and need
http://hudnlha.com/education-fund/

Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Deadline for Continuing Applicants Only: June 15, 2019 for new applicants
Must live in Arkansas or Bowie County, Texas
https://www.aspsf.org/scholarships

Empowered Future Teachers
Deadline June 30, 2019
For students pursuing a career as a preschool – 5thgrade teacher
https://www.education.com/scholarships/?cid=11.22

Building the Future Scholarship
Deadline June 30, 2019
For students pursuing a career as a preschool – 5thgrade teacher
https://www.education.com/scholarships/?cid=11.22

From classroom to classroom scholarship
Deadline June 30, 2019
For students who are pursuing a degree in education or a closely related degree
https://www.education.com/scholarships/?cid=11.22

*The Texarkana College Educational Opportunity Center is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant is funded for $241,900.00 through August 31, 2021.

Overcoming Barriers EOC Scholarship fund

Apply online

Get started today, apply online for assistance from the EOC.  Descargue un formulario de solicitud en español.

Check out our newsletter

TRIO EOC Destination Complete vol 1

Contacts

Lee Williams III
Director of EOC
903-823-3016
email

Chaddrick Moore
EOC Coordinator
903-823-3106
email

Tenequa Martin
EOC Specialist
903-823-3356
email

Millie Serrano
EOC Specialist
903-823-3272
email