TRIO Educational Talent Search
TRIO Educational Talent Search (TRIO ETS), a federally funded U.S. Department of Education program, is designed to prepare and motivate low-income, first-generation college students for success in college. TRIO ETS participants in 6th-12th grade receive college, career and financial aid information, academic advising, and educational field trips in preparation for successful enrollment and graduation from post secondary institutions. American River College TRIO Educational Talent Search serves 1500 middle school and high school student in three neighboring school districts.
Apply to TRIO ETS:
We're excited to have you join the TRIO Educational Talent Search program! Apply in 3 easy steps!
Once you are admitted into the program, your school site staff will directly notify you. Please remember that eligibility requirements may apply.
As a federally funded program, TRIO Educational Talent Search participants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
Two-thirds of students must meet federal low-income guidelines and be a first-generation college student.
The other 1/3 of students can be any student enrolled at a target school site.
Students must also demonstrate the potential to succeed in post-secondary education.
Participants must submit an application for acceptance into the program.
Secondary and Post-Secondary Course Advising.
Connections to Tutoring Resources
College Entrance Exam Preparation
College & Career Awareness
College Exploration Activities
Information on Majors and Careers
Assistance Completing College Applications
Information on Admissions, Financial Aid, College Enrollment Process and Educational Equity Programs (TRIO SSS, EOP)
College and Educational Campus Visits
Financial Aid Awareness
Assistance in Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Information on Scholarship Opportunities
Program Director - Diana Garcia
Clerk - Liza Lipscomb
Office: (916) 484-8063
Clerk 1 - asmine Fackler-Zavala
Student Personnel Assistant - Joshua Bonzo
Outreach Specialist - Zoua Thao (Nikki)
School Site Staff
Center High School - Boun Moua
Center High School - Molly Schuller
Natomas High School - Karina Tinoco-Martinez
Natomas High School - Bianka Munoz-Jovel
Mesa Verde High School - Claudia Goana
Wilson C. Riles Middle School - Alejandro Llamas Delgadillo
Wilson C. Riles Middle School - Christian Catalan
Natomas Middle School - Cesar Torres
Sylvan Middle School - Stephanie Gomez
Sylvan Middle School - Jose Escalante