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TRIO Educational Talent Search

Program Updates During COVID-19

Dear Educational Talent Search Participants and Families, 

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy! We know these last few weeks have been difficult and confusing as we all try to adjust to what is our “new normal”. We wanted to give you all a few brief updates about the structure of ETS services for the rest of the Spring Semester so that you do not miss the connection with our program. 

Please know we are still here to support you in attaining your educational and personal goals! We ask you to please have patience with us as we adjust to serving you from home. 

Update on ETS Events

  • STEM Academy for 6th-9th graders originally scheduled for 3/28 was cancelled. We will be following up with those who submitted essays for the essay competition!
  • College Visit for 11th and 12th graders originally scheduled for April 14th -15th has been cancelled. All who submitted a deposit, should have received it no later than Friday, March 27th. Please e-mail your advisor if you submitted a permission slip and have not heard from us.
  • High School Seniors who submitted a scholarship application and met eligibility requirements, are having their scholarship applications reviewed as normal. Recipients will be announced sometime early this summer.
  • Butte College Summer Connection Program for 6th-9th graders originally scheduled for the month of June has been cancelled.

Advisor Visits are Virtual

Your advisors were busy this week checking in with each of you through phone calls, emails, and text messages! If you have not heard from your advisor, please reach out so that we can make sure we have your most updated contact information. We anticipate advisor visits continuing to be virtual for the near future. If at any point before the school year is over this changes, we will make sure to update you all. If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to send an e-mail with your name, what school you attend, and what grade you are currently in!

Interested Applicants

We are currently still accepting applications for our program! If you are interested in applying to be part of Educational Talent Search, please make sure to review the Eligibility Guidelines listed on our website. You can download an application and fill it out. Once completed, you can send pictures or a scanned copy of your completed application to our Director, Diana at dparra-villasenor@csuchico.edu  or our Administrative Assistant Aurora at acruvalcaba@csuchico.edu.

Communication

All Educational Talent Search staff are working from home, but can easily be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out at the information below:

  • Yolanda Salazar-Garcia, Assistant Director - ysalazar-garcia@csuchico.edu
    • Serves: Ishi Hills, Las Plumas High, Hamilton High, Marysville High, Paradise High
  • Kelsey Dixon, Advisor - kdixon6@csuchico.edu
    • Serves: Bidwell Jr, Marsh Jr, Pleasant Valley High, Gray Ave, Yuba High
  • Karla Guzman, Advisor - kguzman9@csuchico.edu
    • Serves: Chico High, Live Oak Middle, Live Oak High, Willows High
  • Osvaldo Jaramillo, Advisor - ojaramillo@csuchico.edu
    • Serves: Chico Jr, Gridley High, Central Middle, Oroville High, Hamilton Elementary, Anna McKenney Intermediate
  • Sandra J. Jauregui, Advisor - storres14@csuchico.edu
    • Serves: C.K. Price, Orland High, Williams Jr/Sr High, Los Molinos High

We will also post updates on our social media platforms.  Please make sure to follow us on:

Stay safe and healthy! Your CSU, Chico ETS family is here to support you and cannot wait to see you again soon! Remember that school districts are providing daily meals, so visit your school website for more information. Keep in touch with us to let us know how you are doing!

Sincerely,

Educational Talent Search Staff