About Us

Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program that identifies and serves individuals interested in post secondary education or vocational training. Guidance activities are offered on various topics such as self-exploration, career decisions, financial aid application, and college registration. The goal of the program is for students to seek to further their education, and to be better prepared due to the services provided.

Mission Statement

The mission of the TRIO programs is to advance the ideal of equal educational opportunities in postsecondary education. It is to assure that the least advantaged segments of the American population have a realistic chance to enter and graduate from a postsecondary institution.

Our purpose here at UVU is to empower youth who have academic potential, but who lack adequate information or school preparation to enter and continue in postsecondary education. Through the TRIO (Educational Talent Search/Upward Bound) developmental curriculum and guidance processes, students are expected to improve their academic skills, social skills, and motivation to pursue and complete their postsecondary options.