TRIO – Educational Talent Search

Our primary goal is to help high school students plan and prepare for college. Connect with a close-knit group and establish your support system to help you reach your goals. Receive free academic support and career counseling.

Program Description

  • Trips to college campuses and cultural events
  • 7 credits of free tuition at UCC*

* for summer or fall term classes following graduation from high school

Services Provided:

  • Free tutoring in high school subjects (face-to-face or online tutoring)
  • SAT/ACT preparation (we pay the fees)
  • Career counseling and exploration
  • College planning, exploration, and future connections. (guide to academic studies, dual-enrollment)
  • College application assistance (we pay the fees)
  • Financial Literacy – FAFSA and scholarship assistance
  • Connect to TRIO programs at the college level as available
  • Varied monthly services
    • Career explorer, career inventory
    • How to be scholarship ready – essays
    • Financial literacy
    • Learning styles
    • PSAT/SAT/ACT prep
    • Oregon TRIO Association student leadership conference
    • Academic Planning – high school and college

You can qualify if you:

  • Are a first-generation college student, income eligible
  • Are a middle school or high school student between ages 11 and 27
  • Attend one of the following schools in 6th to 12th grade: Sutherlin High School and Middle School, Glide High School and Middle School, Roseburg High School, Fremont Middle School, Douglas High School, Winston Middle School, South Umpqua High School, Coffenberry Middle School, and Riddle High School and Jr High School.
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We are here for you at the high school campuses.

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High Schools: Sutherlin, Glide, South Umpqua, Douglas, Riddle, and Roseburg

Middle Schools: Riddle, Fremont, Coffenberry, Winston, Sutherlin, and Glide

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  • TRIO programs were established in 1965 to help low-income, first-generation college students complete high school, enter college and graduate.
  • UCC serves over 590 students each year.