TRiO Educational Talent Search Funding Renewed

The College received a continuing grant award of $1,420,800 from the USDOE through 2020 to further the work of the TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program, which is intended to improve college readiness for disadvantaged students in grades 6-12. The College’s TRiO-ETS program was initiated in 2005 and is currently serving over 600 students.

RCC program director, Janet Basney said, “Participants in the program have a 99 percent persistence rate in high school enrollment,” and the students targeted by RCC have a post-secondary enrollment rate of 79 percent compared to the average rate of 45 percent reported by the state DOE.

For more information, visit their website or contact Basney at or ext. 7831.