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About the Program

TRIO Talent Search is one of more than 700 TRIO programs nationwide that are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to promote academic achievement among disadvantaged populations. The South Seattle College Trio Talent Search program is a free, federally-funded program that serves Seattle Public Schools in West Seattle, helping low-income and potential first-generation students successfully graduate from secondary school and enroll in post-secondary education.

Services Offered

Student Services Specialists coordinate with high school sites, providing the following program services in conjunction with the program director and program coordinator:

  • Academic Advising
  • Postsecondary Exploration
  • Postsecondary Application Assistance
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Advising
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • Financial Literacy Information
  • College Entrance Examination Information and Registration
  • Assistance
  • Career Awareness and Planning
  • Connections to Tutorial Services
  • College Campus Tours and Visits

About the Program

To participate in TRIO Talent Search, students must:

  • Attend one of the Target Schools or reside in the target area.
  • Have completed the fifth grade or be at least 11 years old and not older than 27 years old.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Show potential for future success in college or vocational school.
  • Need encouragement from the program to do their best in school.
  • Agree to commit and actively participate in the program activities.
  • Complete a TRIO Talent Search application and submit necessary income verification information.


Rainier Hall
(RAH 206)


Monday - Friday:
7 am to 4:30 pm