ENMU TRIO Talent Search is a federally funded educational opportunity outreach program designed to motivate, retain, graduate, and ensure post-secondary enrollment for academically ambitious students in grades 6-12, students susceptible to situational risk, and veterans regardless of age.
Department of Education 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 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.
- First generation - neither parent has earned a four-year degree
- Low Income - must meet federal guidelines
For a full list of TRIO Talent Search Eligibility requirements, see 34 CFR 643.3.
- Objective 1: 90% of non-senior participants served each project year will complete the current academic year and continue in school for the next academic year, at the next grade level.
- Objective 2: 80% of seniors served during the project year will graduate during the project year with a regular secondary school diploma within the standard number of years.
- Objective 3: 17% of seniors served during the project year will complete a rigorous secondary school program of study and will graduate during the project year with a regular secondary school diploma within the standard number of years.
- Objective 4: 36% of participants who have graduated with a regular secondary school diploma during the project year will enroll in an institution of higher education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation or will have received notification by the fall term immediately following high school from an institution of higher education of acceptance but deferred enrollment until the next academic term (e.g., spring term).
- Objective 5: 25% of participants served during the project year who enrolled in an institution of higher education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation or by the next academic term (e.g., spring term) as a result of acceptance but deferred enrollment will complete a program of postsecondary education within six years.
- Academic, Financial, & Career Monitoring and Support
- Tutoring & Mentoring Services
- Enrichment Activities
- Information on Secondary & Post-Secondary Education & Career Exploration
- Assistance in Preparation for College Entrance Exams
- Assistance in Completing College Admissions Applications
- Exposure to College Campuses
- Information on Student Financial Assistance
- Financial & Economic Literacy and Academic Workshops
- Campus Visits to 4-Year Colleges
- Referrals to Community Resources