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The Educational Talent Search Programs at UT Arlington provide free college, career and financial aid information to over 1,000 junior high and high school students each year. Talent Search identifies and selects students who demonstrate the potential for post-secondary enrollment and provides them with the motivation and support to enroll in a program of post-secondary education (college, university, technical or vocational school) after high school graduation.





CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Kaia Brooks on winning a $250.00 scholarship to the college of her choice, a TI 84 calculator and a Subway gift card for attending this year’s YES Summit on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Ms. Brooks is a senior at Juan Seguin High School.


CONTACT US

TRiO Educational Talent Search (Main Office)
UT Arlington Campus
Telephone number 817-272-0348
Fax number 817-272-0349


TRiO Educational Talent Search
Sam Houston HS Advising Office
College & Career Center Room 219
Direct Phone Number 682-867-0192


TRiO Educational Talent Search
Arlington HS Advising Office
Room B106
Direct Phone Number 682-867-8100


TS Email Address: talentsearch@uta.edu
For staff emails, click on the “STAFF” tab at the top.


Please register for events by emailing jbruton@uta.edu and give your full name, grade and school name. Don't forget to attach your permission forms. Thank you

TALENT SEARCH ACTIVITIES

2018-19 WINTER CALENDAR – December, January, & February

ACTIVITY: CAMPUS TOUR – UT ARLINGTON

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Registration Deadline: November 27, 2018

Time: Arrive on campus at 9:30am, campus tour is 10:00am to 11:30am, pick-up is 12:00 noon

Drop-off/Pick-up Location: UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 7th – 12th and parents

Note: Parents are welcome to attend the campus tour. If you plan to park on campus during the tour, your vehicle must be registered through UTA. A parking link will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the tour.

ACTIVITY: BNSF TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS DAY COMPETITION PREPARATION SESSION

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 Registration Deadline: December 5, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm noon

Drop-off/Pick-up Location: UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grades(s): 9th – 12th

Note: This is a competition prep day, if you plan on attending and competing at Technology Awareness Day in February. For more information about Technology Awareness Day, please visit (http://www.bnsf.com/in-the-community/technology-awareness-day/)

ACTIVITY: CAMPUS TOUR – TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, LUBBOCK, TX

Date: January 7,2019 Registration Deadline: December 13, 2018

Time: Arrive at 4:30am, Depart at 5am, Return at 8:30pm

Drop-off/Pick-up Location: UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 9th – 12th

Note: Please wear your program t-shirt. Meals will be provided. This trip will be on a weekday in January. Appropriate forms must be submitted before the deadline.

ACTIVITY: COMBINED ORIENTATION - FOR PARENTS, PARTICIPANTS AND TALENT SEARCH ACADEMIC ACHIEVER MEMBERS

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Registration Deadline: January 10, 2019

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location: UTA, University Hall, Room 110 (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grades(s): All grades and parents

Note: We highly encourage ALL TS participants and parents to attend orientation, especially if you are new to the program.Come find out about the program that you are a part of. Meet the staff, review the winter calendar, learn how to register for activities, learn how to remain in good standing with the program and how to qualify for FREE college tours. TSAA members, you will learn about what’s on the schedule just for you (which we do not post on our website calendar). If you do not know what TSAA is, please attend the meeting to find out if you qualify. There will also be a Q & A session at the end. If you plan to park on campus during orientation, your vehicle must be registered through UTA. A parking link will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the meeting. No fee to register your vehicle. You will be volunteering at Mission Arlington.

ACTIVITY: COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR JANUARY – MLK Day of Service (Jan. 21st)

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019 Registration Deadline: January 14, 2019

Time: 8:45am – 12:00

Drop-off/Pick-up Location: UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 7th – 12th

Note: Please wear your program t-shirt. You must register through Talent Search to receive a volunteer certificate. You will be volunteering at Mission Arlington.

ACTIVITY: WORKSHOP – “SCHOLARSHIPS & ESSAY TIPS”

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019 Registration Deadline: : January 17, 2019

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location: UTA, University Hall, Room 110 (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 7th – 12th and parents

Note: A parking link will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the workshop. Please bring a pen and paper for taking notes.

ACTIVITY: COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR FEBRUARY – MISSION ARLINGTON

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 Registration Deadline: January 24, 2019

Time: 8:45am – 12:00pm noon

Drop off/Pick-up Location: : UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 7th – 12th

Note: Please wear your program t-shirt. You will walk, as a group, from the drop-off location to Mission Arlington. Once volunteer time is complete, you will walk back to the same drop-off location for pick-up. Volunteer certificates, noting your service hours, will be distributed to each participant who volunteered.

ACTIVITY: WORKSHOP – “OVERCOMING TEST ANXIETY”

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location: UTA, University Hall, Room 110 (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 7th – 12th and parents

Note: A parking link will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the workshop. Please bring a pen and paper for taking notes.

ACTIVITY: TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS DAY AT BNSF, FT. WORTH, TX

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Drop-off/Pick-up Location: UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 9th – 12th

Note: STEM conference, career exploration and college fair. Appropriate permission forms must be submitted prior to the deadline. If you are competing, entries must be received by January 29, 2019. Dress code is business casual. You may attend the conference without competing in the competition. Lunch will be provided. For more info, please visit (http://www.bnsf.com/in-the-community/technology-awareness-day/)

ACTIVITY: CAMPUS TOUR – THE ART INSTITUTE OF DALLAS

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Registration Deadline: February 13, 2019

Time: Arrive at 8:30am, depart at 9:00am, return at 2:45pm

Location: Drop-off/Pick-up Location: UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 7th – 12th

Note: Please wear your program t-shirt. Lunch will be provided. Appropriate permission forms must be submitted prior to the deadline.

ACTIVITY: CAMPUS TOUR – EXPLORE UT, AUSTIN, TX

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Registration Deadline: February 13, 2019

Time: Arrive at 8:30am, depart at 9:00am, return at 2:45pm

Drop-off/Pick-up Location: UTA, E. H. Hereford University Center (in front of Starbucks) 300 W. 1st St. (www.uta.edu/maps)

Grade(s): 7th – 12th

Note: This is actually a spring trip; however, we have included it on our winter calendar because the trip to UT Austin fills quickly and the deadline for registering is February 13, 2019. ALL permission forms must be submitted before your name can be placed on the list. Please wear your program t-shirt. Lunch and dinner will be provided.


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