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TRIO Talent Search Meets APR Objectives

February 1, 2021

TRIO Talent Search at Finlandia University met 100 percent of their Annual Performance Report objectives, set by the U.S. Department of Education, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, TRIO programs must complete an Annual Performance Report (APR) to assess the grantee’s progress in meeting its approved goals and objectives and to determine a grantee’s prior experience (PE) points in accordance with the program regulations. 

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 72 percent of the high school seniors served by TRIO Talent Search graduated with a high school diploma and moved on to a post-secondary institution in Fall 2020.

Based on a cohort of students tracked for six years after their high school graduation, nearly 53 percent of TRIO Talent Search students complete a four-year degree within six years. The Department of Education suggests programs have 38 percent of their students complete their degree in the same time.

TRIO Talent Search is staffed by Academic Advisors Emily Cibulka, Dianne Goulette and Catherine Jordan, Online Academic Advisor Kailee Laplander, Grant Coordinator Kristie Ollila and Director Dave Kamrad. TRIO Talent Search is 100 percent grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and has been proudly hosted by Finlandia University for over 35 years. The grant currently serves 729 students in 16 middle and high schools in the Western Upper Peninsula. For more information about TRIO Talent Search, visit keweenawtrio.org

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