TRIO Educational Talent Search

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TRIO Contract

TRIO Educational Talent Search of Briar Cliff University

Mission Statement 

“Our agency assists empowers, and advocates for eligible adolescences to succeed in higher education. Through academic resources and support, service, and openness, participants develop positive and lasting relationships, educational experiences, and opportunities”

TRIO Talent Search. (2017). Educational talent search. [Brochure]. [Sioux City, IA]. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students in Grades 6th through 12th
  • Whose parents have not graduated from a four-year college OR meets
  • The U.S. Department of Education income guidelines
  • Who has an academic or physical disability
  • Considering an education beyond high school
  • Who needs information or assistance applying for post-secondary education
  • Who are concerned about being able to afford college
  • Who needs information on career choices available to them

TRIO Talent Search. (2017). Educational talent search. [Brochure]. [Sioux City, IA].  

Program Description

“The 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 to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists the 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.”

United States Department of Education. (2014, October 14). Talent search program. Retrieved    from

Educational Talent Search of Briar Cliff University Available Programs

High School

  • Career Information
  • Academic Advisement
  • ACT/SAT Test Information
  • Financial Aid Information and Scholarship Search Assistance
  • College Orientation and Admission Information
  • Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Campus Visits
  • Cultural Activities

Middle School

  • Tutoring, Mentoring, and Academic Advising
  • Goal Setting, Decision-Making Skills, and Self-Esteem Activities
  • High School Orientation
  • College Awareness and Career Exploration
  • Cultural Activities and Summer Enrichment

TRIO Talent Search. (2017). Educational talent search. [Brochure]. [Sioux City, IA].