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TRIO - Educational Talent Search

TRIO Educational Talent Search (TRIO-ETS) is dedicated to making college dreams a reality for youth in East Multnomah County. 

We mentor middle and high school students in 7 MHCC district schools.  Our students are the first in their families to attend college, but they won’t be the last. TRIO-ETS helps promising young people create generational change, helping students and their families build and realize a vision for themselves as college graduates.

Is TRIO-ETS right for you?

TRIO-ETS might be right for you if you are a middle school or high school student who:

  • Wants to graduate from college,
  • Is motivated to earn the grades needed to attend college,
  • Has a family facing significant financial barriers, and
  • Would be the first in your family to graduate from college.

If you also attended one of the following schools, then you may be eligible for TRIO-ETS!

  • Centennial High School
  • Centennial Middle School
  • Oliver Middle School
  • David Douglas High School
  • David Douglas: Fir Ridge
  • Ron Russell Middle School
  • Gresham High School
  • Clear Creek Middle School

How to Apply to TRIO-ETS

You can apply for the program online.

Apply for TRIO-ETS

Our accessible online application is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish | Español
  • Arabic | العربية
  • Somali | Soomaali
  • Vietnamese | Tiếng Việt
  • Nepali | नेपाली
  • Chinese (Simplified) | 中文(简体)
  • Chinese (Traditional) | 中文(繁體)
  • Russian | русский

If you need accommodations for our application, please email [email protected].

Contact the MHCC TRIO Office

Your success is our mission. Have questions? We're located on the upper-level of the library on the Gresham Campus.

TRIO Student Success Center Room, Gresham Campus, Room AC3303
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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