Success stories

Grace Manning

Grace Manning TRIO Talent Search alumna

Grace graduated from Mancos High School and was a recipient of the Daniels Fund Scholarship. She is currently attending Colorado College and is thinking about studying Molecular Biology. Her goals for college include finding an extracurricular activity that she is passionate about, getting an on-campus job, and not procrastinating on schoolwork. Her favorite TRIO Talent Search memory was the senior cupcake party, and she said TRIO Talent Search helped her find the right college for her and finding scholarships that matched her strengths and qualities. Her advice for current TRIO Talent Search students is to know the available resources and to take advantage of them.

Estevan Sanchez

Estevan Sanchez TRIO Talent Search alumnus

Estevan graduated from Durango High School and is currently studying at Fort Lewis College with a major in K-12 education and a minor in Biology. His goals for his time in college are to make friends and to get enough education to follow his dream job. A favorite memory of Estevan’s is the college tours. “When I went on the campus trips it made me realize how cool college could be and what my life could look like.” His advice for current TRIO Talent Search participants is to communicate with your advisor and ask them questions. He says, “I was nervous to ask questions so I had fewer opportunities than if I had asked questions. Once I started, it pushed me forward and it has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price. I almost held off for a year to save up money. Talk with your advisor and actively look for scholarships; it can allow you to do things you thought you could never do.”

Joey Tevault

Joey Tevault TRIO Talent Search alumnus

Joey graduated from Montezuma-Cortez High School and currently attends Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado where he studies musical theater. His goals for college are to try something new that he couldn’t do, or didn’t do in high school. His favorite memory from TRIO Talent Search was when he won the TRIO Talent Search scholarship, which was a big accomplishment for him.

TRIO Talent Search Alumni Scholarships

Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 Alumni Scholarship award winners

  • Sydney Summers, Fort Lewis College
  • Jenica Baier, Fort Lewis College
  • Zane Wilson, CU Denver
  • Kourtney Schurman, Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Talissa Bahr, Fort Lewis College
  • Cheyanne Ford, Colorado Mesa University
  • Gabrielle Gallegos, Fort Lewis College
  • Brandon Gallegos, Fort Lewis College
  • Jason House, Fort Lewis College
  • Anna Caplan, Fort Lewis College