TRIO Educational Talent Search

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Program Overview

St. Olaf Trio Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Programs with St. Olaf College sponsorship. The goal of ETS is to increase the likelihood that participants learn about careers, college, and financial aid, complete high school, and gain admission to and ultimately graduate from postsecondary programs.

ETS serves 103 Edison students who meet federal income guidelines and/or will be the first in their families to obtain a college degree. ETS also serves Humboldt High School and Middle School, Community Peace Academy, and Northeast Middle School.

Advisors are available in person at Edison on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm-3pm  in room 330 and are available virtually Monday through Friday from 8 am-4:30 pm.

Services Provided


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Additional Activities

About the Edison Academic Advisors

Kali Hickman(She,They)

Kali graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in Political Science and a minor in Chicano and Latino Studies. While Kali was TRIO eligible, she didn’t utilize the program offered at her high school in South Saint Paul, Minnesota so she knows firsthand the difficulties that come with navigating the world of higher education. Looking back, she realizes how much she really would have benefited from joining TRIO. However, Kali is overjoyed that she is now in a position where she is able to help students that are just like her when she was in high school so that they don’t have to go through that same difficult and scary process alone as she did! 

You can schedule a virtual appointment with Kali here

Anna Schmid(She,Her)

Anna graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a major in Women and Gender Studies and a minor in Political Science. Anna worked for the Student Success Center at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee as a peer mentor, where she advised first-year college students and transfer students to help them adjust to college and get the support they need. Working at the Student Success Center is what drove Anna to pursue working with students to support them in pursuing higher education. Anna attended Minneapolis public schools from Kindergarten to senior year so she is so excited to now be in a position where she is able to be back in the Minneapolis Public School system and work with Minneapolis students. 

You can schedule a virtual appointment with Anna here

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