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South Seattle Community College (Talent Search)

Program Description

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 Community 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 Provided

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


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • South Seattle College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 80%