• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Sunday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is OPEN to students and staff ONLY the week of Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Campus is OPEN to students and staff ONLY the week of Oct. 5. All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Educational Talent Search

TRIO Talent Search programs serve young people in grades seven through 12. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps young people understand their educational opportunities and options. More than 320,854 Americans are enrolled in 360 Talent Search TRIO programs.

Who We Are

TRIO programs were established in 1965 to help low-income, first generation students complete high school, enter college, and graduate.

UCC’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) is federally funded by the US Department of Education. Locally, ETS targets students in the 7th through 12th grades and returning students up to age 27 in the Douglas County area.

UCC’s ETS serves 561 students, who are referred to the program by high school counselors, parents, teachers, current participants, and other sources.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be between the ages of 12 and 27 and live in the Douglas County area.
  • Students must have a genuine interest in academic success in high school and college.

Two-thirds of the students must:

  • Meet federal income eligibility guidelines and
  • Be a potential first generation college student (neither parent received a four-year college degree)

One-third of the students may:

  • Have any economic background
  • Have a parent who has received a four-year college degree

The goals of ETS are to help students prepare for college and find the money they need to go to a college, trade or technical school.

Schools We Serve

Coffenberry, Winston, Joseph Lane, Fremont, and Sutherlin middle schools

South Umpqua, Douglas, Roseburg, Sutherlin, Glide, Oakland, and Riddle high schools


To apply, print, complete, and sign the application below, then mail it to the following address:

View / Download ETS_Application

Umpqua Community College
Educational Talent Search
PO Box 967
Roseburg, OR 97470


Melissa (Missy) Olson - Contact
Director, UCC Upward Bound / Educational Talent Search

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