Contact Information

Missy Jones, TRiO Coordinator - or (740) 721 - 0585

TRiO Information

TRiO Talent Search program is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education that is being implemented in the Southern Local School District to assist in your students’ academic success.  All students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to apply for this program. The program is designed to identify and assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  

TRiO Talent search publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participants with the post-secondary application process. Our goal is to encourage students to persist and complete high school and to enroll in and complete a college of their choice. Once your student in enrolled in TRiO they will not have to re-enroll during their high school career and this comes at no cost to you.

Enrollment in the TRiO Program at Miller High School will allow your student the opportunity to participate in college visits and college exploration, financial aid workshops, career exploration and various other activities to increase your students’ academic success here are Miller.  If your student is not enrolled, please click the link below for an application or have your child visit Missy Jones, TRiO Coordinator at Miller High School. If you have any questions or would like more information please call (740) 721 - 0585.

TRiO Application

*Please complete all information on the application. 

**All information provided on the application is kept strictly confidential.

 TRiO App


Scholarships come into our offices at random; students are notified as we receive scholarships and given a copy of the scholarship application if they qualify. Even so, it is important that students also seek out scholarships as well. Parents, please encourage your student to seek out additional resources. Here are some helpful links:

Below are scholarships that are currently in the school counselor's office as well as the Trio Office. These scholarships have also been offered to students in their senior English classes.

  • Perry County Community Club Community Service Scholarship

  • Buckeyes for Appalachia High School Scholarship

  • The William D. Squires Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • 2019 Park Foundation Scholarship

Additional scholarships:

You can use the filter to see what you are eligible for.

There are several available; click the links to see what you are qualified for.

Go to link for information and also click the Scholarship tab located at the top of the page for online application.

  • 2019 Celine Wyatt Memorial Scholarship, due March 20, 2019


    • High school senior girl
    • Resident of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania
    • Has played or plays softball and excels in the sport
    • Wishes to pursue opportunities in higher education for the 2019-2020 school year
    • Minimum 3.2 GPA
    • Demonstrates and can articulate the attributes of leadership, passion, commitment and determination

  • Butler Wells, due April 1, 2019


    • Minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Residency in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, or Illinois with preference for residents of Piqua, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; or Miami County, Ohio
    • Must demonstrate financial need related to cost of proposed education
    • Must demonstrate a commitment towards giving back to the community

  • Wiliam D. Squires Educational Foundation Scholarship, postmarked by April 5th

    The William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc. will award 15 Ohio high school seniors a renewable (up to $16,000) scholarship worth $4,000 per calendar year. Available in the TRiO Office


    • Must have an EFC (expected family contribution listed on SAR from the FAFSA) of 7,000 or less and a financial need of at least $4,000 
    • Must be a graduating senior from an Ohio school planning to attend a four year college
    • Must have a specific career goal, be highly motivated, have good character, and show academic promise with a minimum GPA of 3.2

  • 2019 Fraternal Order of Police Associates of Ohio Scholarship, due May 1, 2019

    A $4,000 scholarship payable over a 4-year period.


    • Must be a graduating high school senior with a parent or guardian as a member in good standing with the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio or have been in good standing at the time of their death.

    • Contact Missy for an application and email applications to or send by mail:

FOPA Scholarship Committee

222 E. Town St.

Columbus, OH, 43215-4611

  • Mended Hearts Allied Health Professional Grant, due July 1, 2019

Y-Bridge Chapter #51 awards one or more $650 grants to an entering freshman or upperclassman student who shows superior academic achievements and exhibits a financial need. Applicants must be a permanent resident of a Southeastern Ohio county and enroll or be enrolled in a program of health care related studies in an accredited school in Ohio. Application, letter, three reference letters, transcripts and ACT or SAT scores are required. Contant Missy to see guidelines and application for detailed instructions.

  • Zane State College Academic Award Program

    Deadline is two weeks prior to the starting date of the semester you wish to enroll. Applications and all required documentation must be received in the Admissions Office by that date.

    Eligibility Checklist -- You must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Have a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT (or equivalent SAT score)
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher after the completion of senior year
    • Pass all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test
    • Reside in or attend a high school in Muskingum, Guernsey, or Noble counties
    • Enroll at Zane State College within five (5) academic semesters after high school graduation

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