TRIO Talent

What is TRIO Talent Search?

Talent Search (TS) is an educational program serving students who are enrolled in any grade from six through twelve and who attend or live in the target areas of Harding High School, Grant Middle School, Elgin High School, Elgin Middle School, Ridgedale Junior/Senior High School, Mt. Gilead High School, Mt. Gilead Middle School, Cardington-Lincoln High School, Cardington-Lincoln Middle School, Upper Sandusky High School, Upper Sandusky Middle School, Kenton High School, and Kenton Middle School. Select adult students under the age of 27 may also qualify for TRIO TS services.  TS is funded largely by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Two-thirds of the participants selected for the TS Program must be from income-eligible families and be potential first-generation college students (neither parent has graduated from a four-year college or university).  All participants must show a need for the services provided by the Talent Search Program.

Please completely fill out this application.  Please feel free to contact the Talent Search Office at (740) 725-4005 with any questions that you may have.  We must have a completed application before a student can be selected to participate in this program.

Program services include but are not limited to:

  • academic advising and tutoring
  • assistance in selecting high school courses
  • mentoring
  • career information and exploration activities
  • ACT/SAT information and preparation
  • college planning, including application assistance
  • FAFSA, financial aid, and scholarship application assistance
  • financial literacy, and
  • visits to colleges and universities.