How do I apply?

TRIO staff member and student

To be eligible for TRIO TS a student must:

  • Be a first generation college-bound student. A student is a first generation college student if neither of her or his parents has received a four-year college degree
  • Meet low-income eligibility guidelines as determined by the Federal Office of TRIO Programs in the U.S. Department of Education
  • Attend one of our target schools
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA for High School, 2.50 GPA for Middle School
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

*You must fill-out and turn-in a completed TRIO TS application to be considered for the program.

What if I don’t meet the eligibility requirements?

Students who demonstrate a need for TRIO TS services, but who do not meet the first two requirements above may still be admitted into the program.

Apply for TRIO TS

  1. Fill out the TRIO TS application.
  2. Mail the TRIO application to:

    TRIO Talent Search
    Portland Community College, RC Building 9 Room 102
    P.O. Box 19000
    Portland, OR 97280-0990

For students:
TRIO TS flyer

For teachers, counselors, parents, and agencies:
TRIO TS flyer, TRIO application, individual nomination form, group nomination form