TRIO - Educational Talent Search

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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.

Attend a 6-week summer program and monthly seminars at UCC. The first week of our summer academy includes team building in an outdoor setting. The remaining five weeks include instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language.

$312,480 per year is provided through federal funding to help students develop academic skills, study habits, career plans, and learn how to be successful.

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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
  • 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
  • Connect to TRIO programs at the college level as available

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You can qualify if you are a:

  • First-generation college student, low-income
  • High school student between ages 13 and 19
  • Attend one of the following schools in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade: Roseburg High School, Douglas High School, South Umpqua High School, and Days Creek Charter School.

Get Started 

We are here for you at the high school campuses.

Call, text or email

High Schools: Sutherlin, South Umpqua, Douglas, Riddle, Roseburg, Winston

Middle Schools: Riddle, Freemont, Coffenberry, Sutherlin & Glide

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Danae Challand, Advisor
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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.

Download printable application.

Online Application

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