Talent Search

Weatherford College TRIO, Educational Talent Search program changes lives and transforms communities through Education.

 What is Talent Search

Weatherford College, TRIO Educational Talent Search Program is a FREE program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Talent Search targets students who are disadvantaged and provides them with assistance with college preparation and enrollment for ANY college.

AllTalent Search services are FREE of cost to students who qualify for the program.

 

Students

Sign up NOW for Educational Talent Search

You can contact us at talentsearch@wc.edu or 817- 598-6497

  The Talent Search Program at Weatherford College is 100% funded with federal funds from the U.S.

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Who can Join Talent Search

In order to be eligible for selection as Talent Search participants, students must meet the following:

  • Must be at least 11 years of age & in grades 6-12th
  • Must Be a US Citizen or eligible permanent resident
  • Must meet certain income requirement
  • Must attend one of our target schools

Target Schools

Birdge Port

Bridgeport High School
Bridgeport Middle School

Jacks

Jacksboro High School
Jacksboro Middle School

Minerals

Mineral Wells High School
Mineral Wells Jr High

SSS

Santo High School
Santo Jr High

Spring Town

Springtown High School
Springtown Middle School

Weatherford

Weatherford High School
Weatherford Ninth Grade Center
Shirley Hall Middle School
Joe M. Tison Middle School

Services

  • Individual and Group Advising
  • College and Career Exploration
  • Assistance with college, financial aid and scholarship application
  • Fee Waivers for College Applications
  • FREE College, Career and Cultural Field Trips
  • Fee Waivers for SAT/ACT/TSI test
  • Assistance with SAT/ACT/TSI Test Preparation and Registration
  • Mentoring and self-Development
  • Assistance during Summer especially for Seniors transitioning to college

   Talent Search Application

Talent Search Printable Application (DOCX)

Brief History of TRIO

In his quest to create the “Great Society” president Lyndon B. Johnson created the TRIO program as a weapon to fight poverty. The first TRIO program, Upward Bound was created in 1964 and was highly successfully. Thus, a second program Talent Search was then created in 1965, and following this six more TRIO programs were launched giving a total of eight TRIO programs.

In 1986, a congressional resolution declared that Saturday, February 28, 1986, should be designated as “National TRIO Day” to commemorate the annual achievements of the Federal TRIO programs across the nation. Since then the fourth Saturday in February has been designated as National Trio Day.

Meet the Staff

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Stacy Rhodes, Secretary

Email: slrhodes@wc.edu   

Phone: 817-598 -6497

 

 

Deborah

 

Deborah Jogie-Cregger Ed. D, Director
Email: dcregger@wc.edu
Phone: 817-598 -8909

 Education changed my life for the better! Coming from a third world country (Grenada, Caribbean) I didn’t see college as an option for many reasons and my parents (who didn’t complete middle school level) barely had enough to adequately provide for our family. However, I was able to complete a doctoral degree and this was possible only because many people helped guide me along the pathway to higher education. They were my guiding light- “A torch”!   Thus, my goal is to continue passing on this “torch” to others who are less fortunate so they too can have a more productive and rewarding life. Educational Talent Search allows me to be a guiding light- a torch to other and this I do with all my heart because I believe that Education change lives and Communities!

 

(Photo of Sammie Calixtro)
Sammie Calixtro, Educational Specialist
Email: dcregger@wc.edu
Phone: 817-598 -8823

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Alonzo Carlton, Educational Specialist
Email: acarlton@wc.edu   
Phone: 817- 598-6423

What is Talent Search

Weatherford College, TRIO Educational Talent Search Program is a FREE program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Talent Search targets students who are disadvantaged and provides them with assistance with college preparation and enrollment for ANY college.

All Talent Search services are FREE of cost to students who qualify for the program.

Students

Sign up NOW for Educational Talent Search

You can contact us at talentsearch@wc.edu or 817- 598-6497.

 The Talent Search Program at Weatherford College is 100% funded with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education

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Target Schools

Birdge Port

Bridgeport High School
Bridgeport Middle School

Jacks

Jacksboro High School
Jacksboro Middle School

Minerals

Mineral Wells High School
Mineral Wells Jr High

SSS

Santo High School
Santo Jr High

Spring Town

Springtown High School
Springtown Middle School

Weatherford

Weatherford High School
Weatherford Ninth Grade Center
Shirley Hall Middle School
Joe M. Tison Middle School

Services

  • Individual and Group Advising
  • College and Career Exploration
  • Assistance with college, financial aid and scholarship application
  • Fee Waivers for College Applications
  • FREE College, Career and Cultural Field Trips
  • Fee Waivers for SAT/ACT/TSI test
  • Assistance with SAT/ACT/TSI Test Preparation and Registration
  • Mentoring and self-Development
  • Assistance during Summer especially for Seniors transitioning to college

Talent Search Application

Brief History of TRIO

In his quest to create the “Great Society” president Lyndon B. Johnson created the TRIO program as a weapon to fight poverty. The first TRIO program, Upward Bound was created in 1964 and was highly successfully. Thus, a second program Talent Search was then created in 1965, and following this six more TRIO programs were launched giving a total of eight TRIO programs.

In 1986, a congressional resolution declared that Saturday, February 28, 1986, should be designated as “National TRIO Day” to commemorate the annual achievements of the Federal TRIO programs across the nation. Since then the fourth Saturday in February has been designated as National Trio Day.

Meet the Staff
Stacy Rhodes, Secretary
Email: slrhodes@wc.edu   
Phone: 817-598 -6497

 

Deborah

Deborah Jogie-Cregger Ed. D, Director
Email: dcregger@wc.edu
Phone: 817-598 -8909

Education changed my life for the better! Coming from a third world country (Grenada, Caribbean) I didn’t see college as an option for many reasons and my parents (who didn’t complete middle school level) barely had enough to adequately provide for our family. However, I was able to complete a doctoral degree and this was possible only because many people helped guide me along the pathway to higher education. They were my guiding light- “A torch”!   Thus, my goal is to continue passing on this “torch” to others who are less fortunate so they too can have a more productive and rewarding life. Educational Talent Search allows me to be a guiding light- a torch to other and this I do with all my heart because I believe that Education change lives and Communities!

Sammie Calixtro, Educational Specialist
Email: dcregger@wc.edu
Phone: 817-598 -8823

Alonzo Carlton, Educational Specialist
Email: acarlton@wc.edu   
Phone: 817- 598-6423


Who can Join Talent Search?

In order to be eligible for selection as Talent Search participants, students must meet the following:

  • Must be at least 11 years of age & in grades 6-12th
  • Must Be a US Citizen or eligible permanent resident
  • Must meet certain income requirement
  • Must attend one of our target schools