Date: June 11, 2020
TRIO TALENT SEARCH PARTICIPANTS AND PARENTS:
We are informing all the students who are in the TRIO Talent Search Program of changes that we will be required to comply with the Federal Uniform Guidance (In accordance with 34 Code of Federal Regulations(CFR 646.3, 645.3, and 644.3) and Western Texas College Policy.
The Uniform Guidance and Western Texas College Policy for the TRIO Talent Search Grant require students to provide a copy of their birth certificate in order to remain in our program. We have two ways that you can submit the birth certificate to our office.
· JotForm is a quick, easy, and safe way for us to collect this additional information. Please fill out the short form, and take a picture of the birth certificate.
· Or, we can provide a self-stamped return envelope for you to send back a copy of the birth certificate. Please call our office and let us know if this would be your preferred method.
As you know, TRiO Talent Search is a program that provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue their post-secondary education. We provide many services to the students at no cost to them. Some examples include helping students with textbooks, attending all-expense paid college tours, ACT test waivers, applying for scholarships, applying for FAFSA, and the yearly support for students and parents. Presently we are providing a Free Summer S.T.E.M Challenge for the middle school students.
Please help us stay in compliance with the Federal Uniform Guidance and Western Texas College Policy so that your child can remain in our program. We will need the birth certificates in our office by August 2020. This will allow enough time for the office to check your records so that you can continue in our program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the TRIO advisors:
Julia Lewis Jan McClain Sheila O’Quin Cassie Saenz
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
325-574-7635 325-574-7636 325-574-7638 325-574-7637
The TRiO Talent Search Program will continue to use JotForm’s secure site for TRiO Talent Search applications, student update forms, and any other additional information we may need.
If any additional information or concerns need to be address, please contact me at 325-574-7607.
Chief Financial Officer