Am I eligible?

Participant Eligibility Criteria

An individual is eligible to participate if they meet the following requirements:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident*
  • Be a permanent resident of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Palau)
  • Be a resident of the Freely Associated States—the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Reside in Kent or Muskegon county 
  • Be at least 19 years old**
  • Be first-generation – neither parent has a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Identify as low-income
  • Express a desire to enroll, or continue in a program of postsecondary education, and requests information or assistance in applying for admission to, or financial aid for, such a program
  • A veteran, regardless of age, is eligible to participate
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*Or in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of their intent to become a permanent resident.
**If the services of a Talent Search program are not available in the target area, persons under 19 may be served. We anticipate a larger focus on adults 25 years and older.

Page last modified December 7, 2021