TRiO Educational Talent Search

The TRiO Educational Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education.

The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the post-secondary application process. TRiO Educational Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or post-secondary level to enter or re-enter and complete post-secondary education. The goal of TRiO Educational Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.

FREE TRiO Educational Talent Search services include:

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling, including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants

Interested in TRiO Educational Talent Search?  Apply!

Contact Information

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
TRiO Educational Talent Search Program
1601 East Market Street
McNeil Hall (Aggie Village 6), Suite 625
Greensboro, NC 27411

Main Phone: 336-285-2503
Fax: 336-334-7378

Hours of Operation 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

Staff

Jerald K. Neely, Program Director
Office: McNeil Hall (Aggie Village 6), Suite 625 | Email: jkneely@ncat.edu | Phone: 336-285-4634

Victoria Crawford, Academic Coach
Office: McNeil Hall (Aggie Village 6), Suite 625 | Email: avcrawfo@ncat.edu | Phone: 336-285-4636

Patricia Yandle, Academic Coordinator
Office: McNeil Hall (Aggie Village 6), Suite 625 | Email: plmonge@ncat.edu | Phone: 336-285-4638

Vacant, Administrative Support Associate
Office: McNeil Hall (Aggie Village 6), Suite 625 | Phone: 336-285-2503