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.
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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 must adhere to guidelines established by the Federal government. Previously, participants were required to be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. However, a new waiver through The California Higher Education Collaborative now allows the ARC TRIO ETS program to enroll students regardless of their citizenship status.
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