The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $466,560 to Iowa State University’s TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program. The award reflects an increase of 38% from the last year. TRIO will receive the same amount over a 5-year period for a total of $2,332,800.
The goal of ETS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who finish high school and complete postsecondary education. Iowa State’s TRIO ETS program has provided uninterrupted services to targeted school districts since 1978. The new grant will serve middle and high school students in Fort Dodge, Hampton-Dumont, Marshalltown, Perry, and South Tama School Districts.
About TRIO Educational Talent Search program
The TRIO ETS program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to complete postsecondary education. Participants learn about the availability of financial aid and the postsecondary application process. ETS also focuses on individuals who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete their education.
For more information about the program, please visit http://www.studentaffairs.iastate.edu/trio/educational-talent-search/ or contact director of TRIO ETS, Dr. Jane O. Agyeman.