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Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus began providing services in the late ‘80s. Today the program is funded to serve 880 students enrolled at Desert View, Pueblo, and Sunnyside high schools. This free program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides students at participating high schools with academic, career and financial counseling and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to complete a postsecondary education.

Services for students

  • College Information
  • College exploration workshops
  • Major and career exploration workshops
  • Information on college admissions, financial aid, and college enrollment
  • Assistance in completing college applications
  • College tours
  • Academic Advising
  • Informational and individual advising sessions on college requirements
  • High school course planning
  • ACT/SAT preparation workshops
  • Study skills workshops
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Information on financial aid opportunities and scholarships
  • Assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Program Eligibility

  • 2/3 of participating students served are low-income and first-generation Students served need to be enrolled at participating high schools
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Students must be US citizens or permanent residents
  • Student Commitment
  • Submit a completed application online
  • Maintain 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Remain DEDICATED to  higher education goals

Participating Schools:

  • Desert View High school
  • Pueblo High School
  • Sunnyside High School

Funding for the TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program is provided by the US Department of Education and requires specific documentation for enrollment into the Program. The information is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

How to Apply

If your current high school is listed, submit a completed online application.

Contact Information

Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus
TRiO Educational Talent Search Program
5901 South Calle Santa Cruz
Tucson, Arizona  85709-6070
(p) 520.206.5046  (f) 520.206.5206

Our TRiO ETS Team

Don Harp
Program Manager
dharp@pima.edu
520.206.5075

Athena Martinez
Support Technician
PCC-TRiO-ETS@pima.edu
520.206.5046

Claudia Ramirez
Program Coordinator
Desert View High School
cramirez56@pima.edu
520.422.0520

Grissel Bojorquez
Program Coordinator
Pueblo High School
gbojorquez14@pima.edu
520.980.3743

Gabriel Orozco-Leal
Program Coordinator
Sunnyside High School
gleal6@pima.edu
520.313.2045

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