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Grand Valley State University Talent Search

  • Grand Valley State University Talent Search
  • 510 West Fulton St
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • 616-331-7110
  • Leslie Vaas
  • TRIO Professional Support Staff
  • (616) 331-7111

Program Description

TRIO Educational Talent Search, a part of Grand Valley State University's College of Education, identifies and assists underrepresented individuals who have the potential to succeed in higher education. TRIO Educational Talent Search provides academic, career, and financial counseling; tutoring and financial literacy referrals, and encourages their participants to graduate from high school and continue on to a post-secondary institution of their choice. TRIO Educational Talent Search also serves adults interested in returning to school by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete a post-secondary degree.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Between 50% and 75%