Contact Information

Missy Jones, TRiO Coordinator - [email protected] 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:

  • 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

News from Trio

Hocking TRIO Seniors and Juniors of Miller High School - As a reminder- Be sure to check your emails and respond when necessary throughout the coming weeks we are out of school, this includes any colleges you have been accepted to and accounts that you have used for college related purposes.  There are important dates and timelines that are approaching. I will email you that information. As of right now there is not mention that I am aware of of extended deadlines.

All other grade levels that are TRIO students I will be sending a letter home in the future. I will also be emailing from time to time as well for those students who have internet access at home.

If you have questions or need some help you can email me @ [email protected]

I will be sending information through their school email, the TRIO page on the Miller High School home page a necessary. I may also be connecting with them through Google Classroom and Google Meetings as needed.

A little laugh:
Why didn't the mermaid finish high school?

Because her graders were always under the C.

Stay Healthy & Be Wise!

2020 Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Community Grant Application

The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund is happy to announce the 2020 Southern Perry County Academic Endowment fund Community Grant Application is now available.  Please download the application and print it out. Remember to follow all directions. 
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