About TRIO Talent Search
Mineral Area College hosts two TRIO Talent Search programs, each funded by the U. S. Department of Education through a $250,000/yr grant for five years.
The objective of the programs is to help low-income and potential first-generation college students prepare for and succeed in an education program after high school (university, community college, technical or vocational school.) TRIO Talent Search not only provides encouragement and support, but educational guidance in areas such as study skills, career exploration, financial aid resources, college orientation, and admission process.
Our services are FREE of charge but participation does require a time commitment from both students and parents in order for students to take advantage of everything that the program offers. TRIO Talent Search Advisors visit local schools regularly during the school day for group workshops.
Click here for more information about the program, or contact TRIO Talent Search Director Whitney Wolk Maddux at wwolkmaddux@MineralArea.edu or (573) 518-2383.