Talent Search

Talent Search
T S U Students working in the Pharmacy lab

About Us

The TRiO Talent Search program identifies and assists middle school and high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have an interest and the potential to succeed at a post-secondary program. The TRiO Talent Search program works specifically with students in (7) high schools and (2) middle schools.

TRiO Talent Search provides college readiness services including academic and personal counseling, career exploration, college tours, cultural activities, assistance to prepare for college entrance, apply for admissions and financial aid. To learn more, please click on the links below.


The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in the post-secondary education institution of their choice.

Middle Schools Served

Forest Brook Middle School
Francis Scott Key Middle School

High Schools Served

Stephen F. Austin High School
Barbara Jordan High School
James Madison High School
North Forest High School
Ross Shaw Sterling High School
Booker T. Washington High School
Phyllis Wheatley High School

Talent Search Staff

Candace Richard, Office Administrator
(713) 313-7486

Academic Advisor
(713) 313-7274

  • Austin High School
  • Madison High School
  • Sterling High School

Ronica Carmouche, Counselor
(713) 313-7277

  • Forest Brook Middle School
  • Key Middle School
  • Washington High School

Aleshia McGruder, Counselor
(713) 313-1068

  • Barbara Jordan High School
  • North Forest High School
  • Wheatley High School


Did you know that the “Office of Student Services” is located on the second floor of the Recreation Center? Visit Us Today!
Virginia Day
Program Director
713 313-7485

Contact Us
TRiO Talent Search
Texas Southern university
3100 Cleburne St.

Bell Building, Room 128
Houston TX 77004

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