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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

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TRIO Pre- College Programs Scholarship Application 2015

Please find attached the Pre-College Programs Scholarship Application for 2015. The application is a fillable PDF, so it is highly recommended that a student complete the application on a computer as much as possible (to avoid legibility issues), then print it and sign it before submitting it. Also attached are the scholarship standards, which outlines the requirements to be eligible and to maintain the scholarship eligibility. If you should have any questions regarding the scholarship, please let me know. The deadline is Monday, June 1, 2015 by 5:00 pm.

March 2015 Senior Scholarships
April 2015 Senior Scholarships


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:
For staff emails, click on the “STAFF” tab at the top.

NEW POLICY: Please remember to register for each activity or trip by emailing 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:

2015 Calendar Events

ACTIVITY: College to Career Conference (C2C)

Date: June 24, 2015 Registration Deadline: June 17, 2015

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: University Center, 300 W First St, Arlington, TX 76010; drop-off in front of Starbucks, pick-up at same location

Grade: All grades

Note: College Fair and College Workshop. Lunch is provided. Please adhere to dress code which is business casual.


Students will register for one of the following dates: June 22-26, July 13-17, July 20-24, August 3-7

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Location: contact Officer Samples

Grade: Rising 8th—9th grades

Note: Applications are on our website as a resource only. If you have questions or concerns about PAL camp, please call Officer Barry Samples at (214) 236-0495. Please scan and email your application to

ACTIVITY: Highway to Houston Tour (Overnight Trip)

Date: July 13-14, 2015 Registration Deadline: June 29, 2015

Time: Departing at 5:30am on July 13; returning on July 14, time TBD

Location: Drop-off & pick-up at UTA Allan Saxe Circle, 700 Planetarium Place Arlington TX 76019

Grade: Rising 9th —12th grades

Note: College tours will include University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University, Texas Southern University, and Rice University.

Travel forms required

This trip is already full

ACTIVITY: Non-Residential Summer Program (two weeks)

Date: July 27 – August 7, 2015 Registration Deadline: July 20, 2015

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm - August 3 to 7 (2nd week)

Location: UTA Campus - August 3 to 7 (2nd week)

Grade: Rising 9th—12th grades

Note: Space is limited to the first 15 students that sign up. Participants will receive course materials. During the first week, July 27-31, students will work online in their home. Completion of course material is required before the second week, August 3-7, which will be on the UTA campus.

Travel forms required

ACTIVITY: Junior High School Trip: Baylor University (Day Trip)

Date: August 10, 2015 Registration Deadline: August 3, 2015

Time: 7:30am - 2:30pm

Location: Drop-off/Pick-up is at UTA Allan Saxe Circle, 700 Planetarium Place Arlington TX 76019

Grade: Rising 7th and 8th grades only

Note: Please bring a sack lunch.

Travel forms required


Date: August 11-13, 2015 Registration Deadline: August 4, 2015

August 11 – SAT Math, 8:00am to 12:00pm
August 12 – SAT Verbal, 8:00am to 12:00pm
August 13 – ACT all sections, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: UTA Campus, Allan Saxe Circle, 700 Planetarium Place Arlington TX 76019

Grade: Rising 9th—12th grades

Note: You may attend one, two, or all three workshops. Bring a sack lunch on August 13.

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