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Maine Educational Opportunity Association

An organization of professional, associate, and program members working together for equitable access to educational opportunities.

What does it mean to be a member of MEEOA?

As described in the MEEOA Constitution, there are two categories of individual membership: professional membership and associate membership. However MEEOA has added the Program/Agency/School Membership to help TRIO programs network with each other and communicate.

What are the different forms of membership?

Associate membership - $5. Great for high school students, undergrads and graduate work-study. Associate members are an important part of MEEOA but they may not vote or hold office.

Benefits for Associate Members: networking opportunities throughout the year

Professional membership - $25. Great for TRIO professionals, Teachers, Counselors, etc. Professional members are vital to the success of the Association. Each active professional member is entitled to one vote and is eligible to hold office. They also receive countless benefits.

Benefits for Professional Members: discounts to the Annual MEEOA conference, networking opportunities throughout the year, special invitations to MEEOA events such as the Hall of Flags, executive committee updates and E-newsletters, the ability to hold office and vote on important issues, and access to MEEOA professional development fund.

Program/Agency/School Membership - $75. Great for college access programs in Maine (TRIO or non-TRIO). This may include UB, SSS, Talent Search, EOC, VUB, UBMS, MaineCan, MELMAC, etc.

Benefits for Program/Agency/School Membership: advocacy efforts on behalf of MEEOA and COE for your program, and a direct link from our website to your program's website.

Top Ten Reasons to Join MEEOA! (PDF)

How do I join MEEOA?

  • You may join MEEOA or renew your membership by using our new online membership system. Simply enter your email address, and then fill out the membership form that will appear on your screen. You will receive an email invoice after submitting the online form. Simply print the invoice, and mail it with your check to the membership chair. At this time, we are unable to accept online credit card payments through PayPal. We hope to offer this feature in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Click here to renew your membership or join MEEOA!

  • As we make the transition from paper membership forms to the online system, some people may still wish to use the paper membership form. Simply download and complete the membership application (below), then mail your completed membership application and payment to:

Kate Walsh
Maine Educational Opportunity Center
University of Maine
5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 310
Orono, ME 04469-5713

Click here to download the Membership Form for 2018-2019

This form allows you to select any form of membership (associate, professional OR program).

Thank you for supporting MEEOA!