TRIO Talent Search

College Access Programs


The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling, during the school day, to students and supports them as they graduate from high school, successfully transition to college, and pursue a college degree. Talent Search staff assist students, complete financial aid applications, and manage the college application processes. During each six weeks we will cover one of the five competencies during our workshops: Career Exploration, College Information, College Admissions, Financial Literacy, College Success Strategies


Talent Search Eligibility Requirements:

Talent Search is designed primarily for students who are low-income or who could be first generation college graduates. Program participants must meet eligibility requirements and will be selected through an application process. Specific program eligibility requirements:

  • 9th -12th grade high school student
  • Attend Conrad HS, Skyline HS, South Oak Cliff HS, Carter HS, or Lakeview Centennial HS
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Committed to program requirements
  • Interested or enrolled in either AP/Pre AP/Dual Credit courses
  • Highly motivated and display a strong desire to attend college


Talent Search Program Benefits

  • Part of a community of likeminded students with shared ambitions
  • Easier access to ACT & SAT fee waivers
  • Assist student with scholarship search and completion
  • Revision of Scholarship and Admissions essays
  • Access to ETS staff member who will advise student throughout high school and college entrance Ø Career Exploration
  • Students will find their BEST FIT COLLEGE
  • All program services are free


Benefits of onsite Program Coordinator

  • Additional support staff Ø Chaperoning schools sponsored trips
  • Schoolwide SAT/ACT registration
  • Available for various school based programs and advisory boards
  • Collaborate with other on campus postsecondary partners


Needs of onsite Program Coordinator

  • School ID Badge
  • Space with computers to meet with students during the school day
  • Access to Schedules and Transcripts
  • Access to copier (will provide our own paper)
  • Parking Pass (as needed)


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