southwest PROGRAM PARTNERS
TRIO TALENT SEARCH
Trio Talent Search is a federally funded program that supports 7th-12th grade students to graduate from high school and advance to college or vocational school. TRIO, while nationwide, is hosted by Fort Lewis College in Durango. First-generation or low-income students are eligible to join the program at no cost. Students gain access to academic advising, career and college exploration, study skills, financial aid information, application assistance, financial literacy, and much more. Parents are also encouraged to participate in the program as a way to become more familiar with their student's aspirations as well as a positive college atmosphere. The program currently serves 650 students in 11 schools.