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TRiO Federal grant is funded for next five years

July 18, 2016

USC TRiO has received three Talent Search Federal Grants from the U. S. Department of Education in the amount of: $908,160.00 annually.   The programs will receive this amount each year for the next  five years;  August 31, 2016 – August 31, 2021, and will serve 1,892 students each year. 

TRIO Talent Search  is a college access program for high school students.  Students are low-income, first-generation and from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in high education.  The program provides academic tutoring, career exploration,  financial aid counseling, SAT Prep., aptitude assessments, mentoring programs, career workshops, aesthetic/cultural activities and four-year college tours. Ultimately the goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete high school and enroll in  postsecondary education. 

Participating High Schools:
Locke HS
Jordan HS
South East HS
Manual Arts HS
West Adams Prep HS
Belmont HS
Miguel Contreras HS
Edward Roybal HS