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Fort Lewis College TRIO Talent Search

  • Fort Lewis College TRIO Talent Search
  • 1000 Rim Drive
  • Durango, CO 81301
  • 970-247-7348

Program Description

Talent Search at Fort Lewis College is a federally funded program managed by the U.S. Department of Education. Its objective is to encourage and assist middle school and high school students who are first generation and/or low-income families pursue a post-secondary education.

TS serves students in grades 7 through 12. TS identifies and assists students from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities who have the potential to succeed in higher education. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs. TS helps students from families in which neither parent graduated from college to better understand their educational opportunities and options.

Success Stories

Kaprice Pribble graduated from Mancos High School in 2013 and now attends Colorado State University. She recently wrote us to say, "I am a member of the Society of Women Engineers, I volunteered in Lyons for flood relief in November, and I was an open option engineering major my first semester and now my major is biomedical and mechanical engineering and I hope to use this degree to go into prosthetics." We are proud of all of Kaprice's accomplishments during her freshman year at CSU!

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 328
  • Middle School: 328
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (1)
  • Fort Lewis College (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 75%