TRiO Talent Search Program


Program Description

The TRiO Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Services Provided

– Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling
– Assistance with entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
– Career exploration and aptitude assessment
– Connection to tutorial services
– Information on postsecondary education
– Exposure to college campuses
– Information on student financial assistance
– Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
– Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
– Mentoring programs
– Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
– Workshops for the families of participants

Here is the link to the online application for the TRiO program:


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