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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.





2014 UNT TASSSP Conference Scholarship Recipients


From left to right:

Jazzmine Wheeler – Juan Seguin High School 9th grade - $100.00 Scholarship
Daniel Austin – Arlington High School 11th grade - $250.00 Scholarship
Vanessa Peña - Summit International Preparatory 10th grade - $250.00
Hanna Phillips – Arlington High School - $100.00



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 upstairs near the library
Direct Phone Number 682-867-0192


TRiO Educational Talent Search
Arlington HS Advising Office
Room A203
Direct Phone Number 682-867-8100


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



NEW POLICY: Please remember to register for each activity or trip by emailing jbruton@uta.edu and give your full name, grade and school attending. We will no longer accept phone calls or Facebook notifications for registration. Thank you.


Drop-off/Pick-up location for all activities:

Planetarium Circle
700 Planetarium Place
Arlington TX 76019

For directions visit:
www.uta.edu/maps

College Tours

WHAT: TEXAS CHRSTIAN UNIVERSITY TOUR (Not a school holiday)
When: September 18 (Registration Deadline: 9.11.14 )
Who: 11th and 12th grades only
Where/Time:
  • Bus will pickup at AHS at 9:00am on Park Row Dr.
  • Pick up at SHHS at 9:15am on Sam Houston Dr. (Commons A)
  • Return to SHHS at 12:45pm; Return to AHS at 1:15pm
  • *REMINDER: PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH
Note: If you do not attend AHS or SHHS, you may still come with us. You will just need to be at one of the locations given above at the appropriate time listed. You will need prior approval from your school counselor since this is not a school holiday. Please dress according to AISD school dress code policy.
WHAT: TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TOUR San Marcos, Texas (AISD Holiday)
When: October 13 (Registration Deadline: 10.6.14)
Who: 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
Drop off: 5:00am; Pick up: 6:00pm

*REMINDER: PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH

Note: Please dress according to AISD school dress code policy.
WHAT: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN TOUR (Not a school holiday)
When: November 7 (Registration Deadline: 10.31.14 )
Who: 11th and 12th grades only
Drop off: 6:30am; Pick up: 6:00pm at Allan Saxe Circle

*REMINDER: PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH

Note: Please dress according to AISD school dress code policy

Workshops

WHAT: LUNCHTIME MEET, EAT,   CHAT (Bring your lunch)
When: September 16
Who: 9th - 12th grade, TS participants only
Where/Time:
  • AHS, Room A204, from 12:20pm to 1:30pm
  • SHHS College & Career Center (upstairs next to library), during your lunch time
Topic: Knowing Your GPA/Academic Standing
WHAT: SENIOR WORKSHOP
When: October 7 (Registration Deadline: 9.30.14)
Who: Talent Search Senior participants; parents are welcomed as well
Where: UTA Campus, Sweet Center, 406 Summit Avenue, Arlington, TX 76019
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Topic: College Applications & Resumes
WHAT: LUNCHTIME MEET, EAT, & CHAT (Bring your lunch)
When: October 14
Who: 9th - 12th grade, TS participants only
Where/Time:
  • AHS, Room A204, from 12:20pm to 1:30pm
  • SHHS College & Career Center (upstairs next to library), during your lunch time
Topic: Developing A Resume
WHAT: LUNCHTIME MEET, EAT, & CHAT (Bring your lunch)
When: November 11
Who: 9th - 12th grade, TS participants only
Where/Time:
  • AHS, Room A204, from 12:20pm to 1:30pm
  • SHHS College & Career Center (upstairs next to library), during your lunch time
Topic: Writing Essays & Personal Statements

Career Exploration

WHAT: LOCKHEED MARTIN CAREER EXPLORATION & COLLEGE READINESS VISIT FOR ENGINEERING MAJORS (Not a school holiday)
When: October 16
Who: 11th & 12th graders
Where/Time:
*Bus will p/u @ AHS 9am on Park Row Dr.; will return to same location @ approx. 1:15pm
*Bus will p/u @ SHHS 9:15am on Sam Houston Dr. (Commons A); returning to same location @ approx. 12:45

Note: If you do not attend AHS or SHHS, you may still come with us. Please be at one of the locations above at the appropriate time given. You will need prior approval from your school counselor since this is not a school holiday. Bring your sack lunch. Please dress business casual.

Volunteer Opportunities

This fall, one of our volunteer opportunities will be partnering with Salvation Army to bring non-perishable foods such as can goods, personal hygiene items, and boxed-items (macaroni and cheese, hamburger helpers, rice, dry cereal, etc.)

The Salvation Army pantry will need to be replenished for the holidays. You may bring your items to any TS activity that you attend, or you may drop them off at the advising centers at AHS and SHHS.

If you require a receipt, please let your advisor know.

Other Activities

WHAT: TRIO FALL ORIENTATION
When: September 4 (Registration Deadline: 8.28.14)
Who: All Talent Search participants and their parents
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Dan Dipert University Welcome Center, 600 S. Center St. Arlington, TX 76019

Note: Come learn all about our program and our upcoming trips and activities for the new school year. Orientation is for new as well as current participants and their parents. You will meet our staff and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program. Cake and punch will be served.
WHAT: AISD COLLEGE NIGHT
When: September 18
Who: All Talent Search participants and their parents
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: UTA Campus, MAC


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