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TRiO Talent Search


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ETS Student Participant Application (pdf file) | ETS General Community (Adult) Application (pdf file)

What is TRIO Educational Talent Search?

The goal of TRIO Educational Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete postsecondary education. 

The TRIO Educational Talent Search program provides academic, career, and financial counseling, publicizes the availability of financial aid, as well as assists participants with the college application process. 

TRIO Educational Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. 

Who is eligible?

  • Students — 6th to 12th grade (Age 11-18)
    • Attending: Skyline, Samuell, Spruce, Florence, Hood, or Comstock)
  • Adults — Age 19-27 (in zip codes 75217, 75227, and 75253)
  • Veterans
  • Low income
  • Potential first generation college students
  • United States Citizens or permanent resident status

TRIO Educational Talent Search provides:

  • Access to Tutoring
  • Academic Advisement
  • Information about going to college
  • Career Exploration Activities
  • SAT and ACT Waivers & Preparation
  • College Application Fee Waivers
  • Advance Placement & Dual Credit Assistance
  • College Tours & Field Trips
  • Assistance Applying for College Admissions
  • Assistance with Scholarship Applications
  • Assistance Applying for Federal Financial Aid
  • Financial Literacy and Workshops for Families

How Can I Become A Participant of TRIO Educational Talent Search?

Step 1: Obtain an application for the Eastfield College TRIO Educational Talent Search Program

High School and Middle School students:
Click on the ETS Student Participant Application.

Click on the ETS General Community (Adult) Application.

In person: Pick up an application packet from your school counselor

or stop by the

TRIO Educational Talent Search Office
Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus
802 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas, TX 75217
Step 2: Potential participants will need to complete the application form(s) and provide:

  1. Documentation of permanent residency if not a U.S. Citizen
  2. Parent Information Form included in the application packet

Step 3: Completed application information can be returned to the school counselor or the TRIO Educational Talent Search office.

Contact Us


          802 S. Buckner Blvd.
          Dallas, TX 75217

MAIN PHONE NUMBER:             (972) 860-5373 
FAX NUMBER:                           (972) 860-5320
EMAIL:                                       TrioETS@dcccd.edu



          MONDAY                8:00AM – 5:00PM
          TUESDAY               8:00AM – 5:00PM
          WEDNESDAY        8:00AM – 6:00PM
          THURSDAY            8:00AM – 5:00PM
          FRIDAY                  8:00AM – 5:00PM


         TRICIA THOMAS-ANDERSON, Director/Senior Advisor
         Direct Line: (972) 860-5317
         Email: triciathomas-anderson@dcccd.edu

         MARY DEJESUS,  Program Services Specialist/Advisor 6th-8th
         Direct Line: (972) 860-5321        
         Email: marydejesus@dcccd.edu
         JEFF GOINS, Program Services Specialist/Advisor 9th – 11th
         Direct Line: (972) 860-5319
         Email: TBD

         URSULA BRENT,  Program Services Assistant II/Administration
         Direct Line: (972) 860-5309        
         Email: ursulabrent@dcccd.edu

Eastfield College TRIO Educational Talent Search is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.