General Information

Educational Talent Search is one of six TRIO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965 whose objectives are to help students ages 11-27 overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to obtain a higher education.


St. Olaf TRIO Educational Talent Search works with community partners committed to serving and accelerating the academic achievement of ETS participants.


  • The Council for Opportunity in Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the United States. The Council works in conjunction with colleges, universities and agencies that host TRIO programs to specifically help low-income and disabled Americans enter college and graduate.
  • MN TRIO is the professional organization for personnel affiliated with TRIO programs throughout the state of Minnesota. MN TRIO is one of eight state chapters which form the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA). In addition to Minnesota, EOA’s member states include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.
  • U.S. Department of Education

For More Program Information:

Please contact us at 1-800-621-7601 or contact St. Olaf TRIO Educational Talent Search Director Heidi O’Hair at

More Important Links


Minnesota TRIO

Council for Opportunity in Education