TRiO Educational Talent Search Services

Central’s TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) proudly serves middle and high school students in the Consolidated School District of New Britain. These students, known as our Central TRiO Scholars, have the potential to succeed in higher education and are identified as first-generation, low-income and/or students with an alternative ability. TRiO ETS services include academic-, career-, financial- and higher education resources until scholars successfully graduate high school and enroll into a higher educational institution or program that meets their collective needs.

Since 1965, the goal of TRiO Educational Talent Search has been to increase the number of high school graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds, to then enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Services include:

  • Study Skills/Time Management
  • Reading/Writing Skills
  • Tutoring Services
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Workshops on Student Success
  • Career Exploration
  • Academic Counseling
  • College Exploration
  • College Application Assistance
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • Application Fee Assistance/Wavier
  • College Entrance Exams Preparation
  • Financial Aid/ Scholarship Information & Access

Our Pre-Collegiate Youth Leaders and Mentors are current Central Connecticut State University students who intern, volunteer or are employed to assist in providing these services to middle and high school students. Our qualified Pre-Collegiate Youth Leaders and Mentors are thriving college students in various majors and programs here at Central.