All About TRiO!
What is TRiO?
Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.
In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. (Information from www.coenet.us)
What is Educational Talent Search?
Educational Talent Search is one of several TRIO programs. It serves young people in grades six through 12. In addition to academic counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps people from low-income families and potentially first generation (parents do not have a four year degree) to better understand their educational opportunities and options. Over 386,000 students are enrolled in 471 Talent Search TRIO programs around the nation. (Information from www.coenet.us)
For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education Federal TRiO Programs at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html