Talent Search Funded for 5 Years

September 19, 2016

Emporia State University received notification that the TRIO Talent Search program has been funded for another five-year cycle by the U.S. Department of Education. Under the direction of Shanna Eggers, Talent Search will work with over 500 students from disadvantaged backgrounds from high schools and middle schools in Emporia, Leavenworth and Atchison, providing services and activities to stimulate learning and motivation so that participants successfully matriculate through middle school into high school and enter a program of postsecondary education. 

Two-thirds of participants will be potential first-generation college students. Services provided for participants include academic and college-preparatory workshops, assistance in completing college admission applications and financial aid forms, assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations, tutoring services, campus visits, career exploration, academic advising and assistance in course planning and selection. The Talent Search grant will receive $246,240 annually for five years.

 

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