Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search annually assists 600 middle and high school students (grades 6-12) enrolled at designated partner schools as they explore and plan post-secondary education options. Specific program eligibility requirements apply and priority is given to students from families that meet program income guidelines and in which neither parent has a four-year college degree.

Program services include group workshops, individual advising, mentoring, academic advising, test preparation, career exploration, college planning (college visits, college application assistance, scholarship information, and financial aid assistance), life skills development, and cultural events and field trips.

Current partner schools include the following:

Richfield Middle School and Richfield High School, Richfield

Valley View Middle School, Bloomington

Kennedy High School, Bloomington

For more information about TRIO Educational Talent Search, call 952-358-9006 or visit