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NCMC Awarded Talent Search Grant

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North Central Missouri College has been chosen for a Federal TRIO Talent Search grant from over 800 applications submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. The grant provides funding of $277,375 annually. NCMC is partnering with the St. Joseph School District by directing grant activities toward Benton, Central, and Lafayette High School, and Robidoux, Spring Garden, and Truman Middle School.

Talent Search offers free academic services to students in grades 6 through 12 to help first-generation and low-income students in an effort to graduate from high school while continuing to enter post-secondary education by obtaining a certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree. First-generation students, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, are from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.

The grant serves 500 students meeting eligibility requirements as a first-generation and low-income student.

Students participating in the NCMC Talent Search program will receive services and workshops on career exploration, academic advising, study and test-taking skills, tutoring, especially in math and science, enrichment in STEM programs, college visits, assistance with college applications, and education about assistance and applying for financial aid, plus much more secondary and post-secondary success preparation.

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