LCC TRIO Talent Search program receives $1,355,230 grant renewal from U.S. Dept. of Education

August 11, 2021


Parsons, KAN (August 11, 2021) - The U.S. Department of Education recently renewed Labette Community College TRIO Talent Search Grant. The new award is for $271,046 over a five-year period totaling $1,355,230 for the continuation of the TRIO Talent Search program.

The goal of the TRIO Talent Search program is to identify and help individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds earn their high school diploma and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. It is designed to motivate and support students in grades 6 through 12 who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Services include academic advising, ACT test preparation, connection to high quality tutoring, study skills workshops, college information and assistance, financial aid information and career advising. In addition to these services, Talent Search provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and technology) curriculum to students through its well established STEM Academy.

LCC’s Talent Search program services are free to qualified students who attend Labette County, Southeast, Columbus, Oswego, Galena, Chetopa and Pittsburg school districts. The program services 545 eligible participants in Labette, Cherokee and portions of Crawford counties.

“The Talent Search program at LCC has had the privilege of serving students in southeast Kansas for approximately 19 years, and we look forward to continuing to provide services, especially in this critical time and the effects of Covid-19. Students need additional support to advance academically,” said Daneen Landis-Coover, Talent Search Project Director. “These funds will allow us to continue to make an impact and forge lasting relationships in our communities.”

For more information about the TRIO Talent Search program at LCC, visit, call (620)820-1028 or email

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