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Iowa Lakes Community College TRIO Talent Search

  • Trudy Strain-Ahrens
  • TRIO Director
  • 712-362-7951

Program Description

Our focus is to encourage and assist students to reach their academic and personal goals in school and enroll in a post secondary school of their choice. Participants receive information about colleges, scholarships, financial aid, leadership skills, study skills, transitioning, test taking skills, civic responsibility and self esteem. Students also have the opportunity to participate in educational trips, workshops, campus visits and fun activities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 444
  • Middle School: 334
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Iowa Central Community College (1)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (1)
  • Iowa State University (1)
  • Kirkwood Community College (1)
  • South Dakota State University (1)
  • University of Iowa (1)
  • University of Northern Iowa (1)