TRIO Talent Search Application

Thank you for your interest in TRIO Talent Search.  We are a federally funded, pre-college, educational outreach program hosted by The College of St. Scholastica.  TRIO Talent Search motivates and supports students as they complete high school and continue into post-secondary education. The goal of this early intervention program is to help students better understand and pursue their post-secondary educational options.  

Please complete this application as thoroughly as possible.  You can not save and restart.  You may want to review the included items, take some time to make notes and gather the required documents, and then return to submit.  If you have any questions, please call James Hoppe at (218)723-6130. 

Student Information
First Name *
Middle Name
Last Name *
Preferred Name (not required)
Gender *
Preferred Pronouns (not rquired)
Date of Birth *
Ethnicity *
Are you a U.S. citizen? *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Lives With *
Cell Phone
Home Phone

Academic Information

To be completed by student.  If you are a current 5th grader applying for 2024-25 school year, please select 6th grade as your current grade. 

Current Grade Level *
Current School *
List three things you are doing to earn good grades.
List three things that are keeping you from earning good grades.
List activities (sports, clubs, band, etc.) you are involved with.
Why do you want to be in the TRIO Talent Search program?
Are you in another pre college program? If no, select other. *
Have you applied to TRIO Talent Search before? *

Parent/Guardian Information 
Parent/Guardian 1 Name *
Parent/Guardian 1 Address *
Parent/Guardian 1 Email
Parent/Guardian 1 Cell Phone
Parent/Guardian 1 Education level *

Parent/Guardian 2 Name
Parent/Guardian 2 Address
Parent/Guardian 2 Email
Parent/Guardian 2 Cell Phone
Parent/Guardian 2 Education Level

Family Income Information 
Including student, how many people are in your household? *
Taxable income (necessary for Federal Grant Regulations) Form 1040, line 11b *
Do you qualify for free educational benefits at your school per income guidelines? (formally called Free/Reduced lunch) *

Parent Agreement 

In order to offer your student individualized advising for their academic success, we will need to have access to their school records.  Please read the following statement:

I hereby authorize the release of information concerning the academic progress and success of my student, including grades, free educational benefits (formerly) free lunch) eligibility, class schedules, attendance, financial aid information, and available test scores to The College of St. Scholastica Talent Search Program (TS) through high school graduation and completion of a post-secondary program.   This also authorizes the postsecondary institution in which my student is enrolled to release information about admissions, college academic enrollment, financial aid information and  award letters. It is my understanding that all information received from school personnel and representatives of other institutions will be kept confidential in compliance with The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.  

I also give permission to TS staff to take photos of my student to be used for TS purposes (i.e. TS Newsletters, TS Website, TS Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram).  

I certify that I have read and understand the above consent and permission statement and verify that all listed information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.


Parent/Guardian Signature *
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I agree to the terms included.

Student Agreement 
If accepted in the program, I agree to meet with TRIO Talent Search advisors, and do my best to academically prepare to complete a certificate program, Technical College, a 2 year or 4 year college degree after high school.  
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