Trio Talent Search

  • TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a Federal TRIO Grant Program funded 100% by the U. S. Department of Education. Sponsored by Normandale Community College, the program annually assists 600 students in local middle and high schools as they explore and plan post-secondary education options. The TRIO ETS program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post-secondary school of their choice.

    Academic advisors work with students individually and in groups providing a wide variety of academic, financial, career, and personal counseling as well as opportunities to participate in cultural enrichment activities.

    The goal of ETS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete high school and enroll in post-secondary education.

    --Academic Advisor: Shiny Vang

    --High School Office Hours:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Room 158

College Club

  • The purpose of College Club is to give students the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and learn more about and extend on topics that are not covered during workshops. College Club is a monthly event held after school from 3 pm to 3:45 pm in the ETS office in room 158 from October thru May. Snacks are provided!!!

    2015-2016 Topics:
    -Career Panel
    -Student Panel
    -Page Scholar
    -Greek Life
    -Study Abroad

    ***Any other ideas or interest you can contact: Shiny Vang

Applying for TRIO

  • How do I apply for TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)?

    To be eligible for TRIO ETS, students must meet income guidelines:
    -Be a U.S Citizen or permanent resident
    -Be a first-generation college student
    -Comes from a low-income family

    To apply, simply complete and return the following forms to TRiO ETS:

    1. Student Application
    2. Parent/Guardian Application
    3. Normandale Waiver

    All completed forms can be mailed to our office at Normandale, returned to the TRIO ETS mailbox in the Main Office, or turned in directly to the TRIO ETS Academic Advisor at school in room 158.

    Normandale Community College
    Educational Talent Search
    9700 France Avenue South
    Bloomington, MN 55431


    Student Application

    Parent Guardian Application

    Normandale Waiver

    Senior Scholarships