TRIO Educational Talent Search

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About Us

Higher Education Consortium Trio Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program managed by the U.S. Department of Education. Our objective is to encourage and assist middle school and high school students within St. Louis Public Schools who are first generation and/or from low income families pursue a post-secondary education.

Once you enroll in TRiO, there is no need to re-enroll each year! We are with you from 6th grade through high school graduation. Read below to see what some of our services include.

Program Services


Middle School Services

  • Enrichment and character-building
  • Interactive sessions on College Readiness and Career Development
  • Academic Development and Coaching
  • Prepare for high school transition through summer enrichment program (8th graders)
  • Educational activities that enhance learning and sharpen skills
  • Field trips and college tours that develop college mindset

High School Services

  • Developing Skills to Help Improve Grades
  • Interest Inventory and Career Identification
  • "Right Fit" for College
  • College Tours and Visits
  • Assistance with Admissions Applications
  • FAFSA Completion and Scholarship Searches
  • ​ACT PREP




Eligibility


The TRiO Educational Talent Search program sponsored by the Higher Educational Consortium of Greater St. Louis is a federally funded pre-collegiate program that helps students gain access to college. Most of our students:

  • Attend St. Louis Public Schools
  • Are city residents
  • Are potentially first in their family to go to college
  • Have low-moderate income
  • Would you like for your child to have greater exposure to new educational experiences and improved access to education beyond high school?
    ​Take a moment right now to complete our application. It's FREE!




Areas/Schools Served


St. Louis Public Schools

Target Area Schools:

  • Carr Lane Middle School
  • Compton Drew Middle School
  • Gateway Middle School
  • Gateway STEM High School
  • Clyde C. Miller Career Academy
  • Sumner High School
  • Vashon High School





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Contact Us

Ms. Donnie Harris, M.A.Ed.

Program Director

TRIO Educational Talent Search

4256 Lindell Blvd. Suite 400

St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314.535.4600

Mobile: 314.914.2374

Fax: 314.535.8830

Email: dharris@hecstl.org

Office Hours: 8:30a - 5:00p

Connect With Us

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  • LinkedIn

Program Outcomes

2019-2020
Seniors Graduated
Summer Program participants due to
Virtual Program 
Eligible students
completed the FAFSA
Distributed to families during the summer
due to COVID-19
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