TRIO Talent Search

TRiO Talent Search
Serving more than 600 7th-12th grade students in
Durango, Mancos, Cortez, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs.

Welcome to TRIO Talent Search

TRiO Talent Search is a federally funded program managed by the U.S. Department of Education. Our objective is to encourage and assist middle school and high school students who are first generation and/or low-income families pursue a post-secondary education.

Our services include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Exploration
  • Study Skill Development
  • College Tours
  • Finacial Aid Preparation
  • College/Vocational School Application Guidance
  • ACT and SAT Test Prep
  • 1-on-1 Guidance/Mentorship
  • and much more!

Prospective Students

Hiring TRIO Talent Search Office Manager

The TRIO Talent Search program at Fort Lewis College is hiring a new, part-time office manager.  Applications are due by May 21, 2018.  The start date is July 31, 2018.  We would love to see applications from anyone who is interested in joining the TRIO world!

For detailed job information including minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, required competencies, conditions of employment, and the online application process, please visit and go to the Employment Opportunities page, then click on the appropriate job link.  Fort Lewis is AA/EEO.

Deadlines & Events

2/22/18 – Talent Search 8th Grade Future Achiever Scholarship Deadline 

3/15/18 – Mancos Middle School to Fort Lewis College Tour

3/20/17 – Ignacio Middle School to San Juan College Tour 

3/24/17 – Cortez SAT workshop

3/27/18 – Talent Search Senior and Alumni Scholarship Deadline 

4/6/18 – Escalante Middle School (Grade 8) to Fort Lewis College Tour

4/18-4/20/18  Spring Colorado College Tour (Grades 10-11) 

4/29/18 – TRIO Graduation Celebration

8/2-8/3/18 Middle School College Camp at Fort Lewis College