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A federally funded program through Shasta College, TRIO Educational Talent Search helps prepare low-income and first generation* middle and high schools in Shasta and Trinity Counties to complete high school and enroll in and complete a program of postsecondary education.
 *first generation = neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college.

Our Mission:

The Shasta College TRIO Educational Talent Search program assists students who have the desire and potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, financial aid and financial literacy counseling to its participants while encouraging them to graduate from high school and continue their education at a postsecondary institution of their choice.

Primary Services:

    Advising                                                                           Postsecondary Placement
      Career Exploration                                                            College Admissions Advising
      Academic: Secondary and Postsecondary Advising         Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance
      College Awareness Activities                                            Campus Visits
      Financial Aid & Financial Literacy                                     College Application Assistance 
      Parent Information and Workshops
   Academic Preparation                                                    Career Exploration
     Study Skills Development                                                  Career Inventories
     SAT/ACT Preparation and Fee Waivers                            Work Experience Advocacy
     Course & Grade Monitoring                                               Career Fair

Eligibility Requirements:

In addition to being enrolled at Trinity High School, students must
    • Be a first generation college student (neither custodial parent has received a Bachelor's Degree)
    • Meet federal income guidelines
    • Have a 2.0 or "C" grade point average
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    If you are interested in being a part of TRIO, or would like more information please talk to Mrs. Corp at or 530-623-6127 ext. 2106.   Pick up an application at the Counseling Center or download here