TRiO Educational Talent Search

The purpose of the TRiO Educational Talent Search Program at Lake Tahoe Community College is to prepare and motivate primarily first-generation college students, and/or disadvantaged students at Tahoe Basin schools to successfully complete Middle School and High School and pursue higher education.

TRiO programs bridge the equity gap and propel underserved students forward. We are passionate about guiding students beginning as early as the 6th grade and their families toward academic success throughout their formative years and assist students step-by-step, through pinnacle moments, such as their college applications, scholarships, and applying for financial aid in their senior years.

TRiO services from 6th-12th grade include tutoring, academic and financial/career guidance, mentoring, study tips, workshops to develop skills for success, free trips to explore four-year schools and cultural events, and workshops for parents in English and Spanish to provide information and support. To be admitted into the ETS program, students must be committed to reaching the following goals:

    • Complete the current academic year and continue in school for the next academic year at the next grade level
    • Complete a rigorous secondary school program of study.
    • Graduate with a regular high school diploma.
    • Enroll in an institution of higher education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation.
    • Obtain a college degree.

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ETS Participants Receive

• Tutoring services Academic, financial, and career guidance

• Career exploration and planning assistance

• Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications step by step • Workshops to develop skills for success

• FREE trips to four-year universities

• FREE trips to cultural events

• Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams

• Workshops for parents in English and Spanish to provide information and support

ETS Students

LTCC's Educational Talent Search program is on its third grant cycle and is currently funded to serve students from 2021-2026, in the amount of $277,000 annually.


ETS Application (English)
ETS Application (Spanish)
Parent Information Letter (Spanish)