TRIO Talent Search

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Prepare for college

Arizona State University and the Tolleson Union High School District have partnered to offer the ASU TRIO Talent Search program to Tolleson students and families. The program will provide academic support, university exposure and the tools and resources to empower students to graduate high school ready to enroll and succeed in college.

TRIO Talent Search is a federal pre-college program developed to provide academic and support services for first-generation and/or low-income students interested in seeking higher education with the goal of earning a college degree. Enrollment in the program offers unique and enriching academic, social, cultural and college preparation activities.

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Tolleson, La Joya, and Sierra Linda students:
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Copper Canyon, Westview, and West Point students:
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Glendale, Independence, Apollo, and Cortez students:
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Master the transition from high school to college

Talent Search coaches work closely with each student to create an individualized college preparation plan, recommend program activities that match their interests, and provide resources and support for every student. Most activities are offered during the school day, at the participant’s high school.

TRIO Talent Search activities

Academic enrichment

  • Needs assessment
  • Academic tutoring
  • Test preparation for SAT/ACT
  • Success Strategy workshops

Emotional support

  • Mentoring
  • Personal development
  • Financial literacy

Experiential support

  • College campus visits
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Summer enrichment programs

College readiness

  • Step by step FASFA assistance
  • College application assistance
  • Scholarship/application assistance
  • Career exploration


Join TRIO Talent Search

To participate in the program, review the eligibility criteria and admission process.