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

Deadlines & Events

10/2--MCHS College/Financial Aid (FAFSA) Night
10/3--DHS and IHS College/Financial Aid (FAFSA) Night 
10/5--BP and MHS College/Financial Aid (FAFSA) Nights
10/6--IHS College/Financial Aid (FAFSA) Night

10/6—EMS to San Juan College Tour (tentatively scheduled)

10/11--PSHS College/Financial Aid (FAFSA) Night

10/13—PSMS to San Juan College Tour (tentatively scheduled)

10/18-10/20—FALL COLLEGE TOUR!  We will visit several Colorado colleges on one fantastic tour in October!  Application deadline 10/6.  Contact wkcramer@fortlewis.edu for questions or information.

10/20—IMS to San Juan College Tour (tentatively scheduled)

10/27—CMS to Fort Lewis College Tour (application deadline 10/20)

11/3—Scholarship Extravaganza!  A golden opportunity for seniors to write scholarship essays and practice interviewing, with FLC Writing professors and community members.  Application deadline 10/20, including 1-page essay draft.  Contact javier_w@fortlewis.edu for questions or information.

11/10—MMS to Fort Lewis College Tour (tentatively scheduled)

11/30--Deadline for submitting TRIO Alumni Videos

12/15—TRIO Talent Search 8th grade Future Achiever Award Competition Deadline