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Talent Search & Mentor Program Services

The TRIO Talent Search & Mentor Program provides academic, social, cultural and career-exploration opportunities for low-income college-bound middle and high school students.

 Talent Search & Mentor Program Services

  • Visits to college campuses
  • Career and vocational exploration
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • College prep workshops including college applications, financial aid and scholarship assistance
  • Family events, after-school and summer activities
  • Referrals to support services and community resources
  • Some students will meet with a college mentor

Who is Eligible?

  • Students at Houck, Parrish, Stephens or Waldo middle school or McKay or North Salem high school
  • First-generation college-bound student (neither parent has a bachelors degree)
  • Students who meet federal low-income requirements

Talent Search Application 2017

Talent Search & Mentor Program Schedule

  • North Salem High School, Rm. 110 – Monday and Tuesday, 2:25-4 pm
  • McKay High School, Rm. 111 – Monday and Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
  • Chemeketa Salem Bldg. 3, Rm. 270 – Wednesday and Thursday, 3-4:30 pm

The TRiO Talent Search is 100% federally funded.

  • Activities & Events

    February 1: University of Oregon Connections

    March 7: Criminal Justice Careers Day at WOU  

    March 15: Linfield College 

    March 17: ACT Pre-testing for both McKay and North

    March 26: University of Portland 

    April 3: North Salem TRIO ACT Prep class (six weeks)

    April 10: McKay TRIO ACT Prep (six weeks)

    April 28: ACT Post-test for North Salem ACT class

    May 4: TRIO Student Leadership Conference at WOU 

    May 11: Waldo TRIO  to OMSI

    May 17: Houck TRIO to OMSI

    May TBD: Stephens TRIO to OMSI

    May 19: ACT post-test for McKay ACT class

    May 25: Parrish TRIO to OMSI

Additional Resources