Outreach Programs

Enrich Your Current and Future Educational Success

The Outreach Programs prepares pre-college students for success in the pursuit of post-secondary education through three pre-college programs: College Reach-Out (CROP), FGCU Scholars, and TRIO Talent Search.

Explore Our Outreach Programs

  • Program Information

  • Eligibility Guidelines

  • Application

  • Program Information

  • Eligibility Guidelines

  • Participating Schools

  • Application

Upcoming Events


Throughout the academic year, we offer an assortment of academic support, resources, and tools, such as:

  • ACT/SAT Boot Camps
  • Academic Counseling
  • Tutoring resources

We offer resources in identifying colleges to attend, majors to pursue, and the benefits of post-secondary education, such as:

  • Career Development Workshops
  • "College for a Day" Workshops
  • College Tours

Family is an important resource for students. Therefore, we provide many resources to support families, including: 

  • Post-secondary Education Workshops
  • Parent Workshops
  • Financial Literacy Workshops

We offer experiences to encourage growth in leadership, preparing for college, and serving the community. Our programs provide year-round support and activities for students, including:

  • FLIGHT Leadership Workshops
  • Residential Camps
  • Educational Trips


  • What are the Outreach Programs?

  • What are the benefits of joining one of the programs?

  • Are the Outreach Programs scholarship based?

  • How much does it cost to be in the Outreach Programs?

  • Do I have to reapply to the program each year?

  • Where is the office located and when are you open?

  • If one of my parents received a bachelors degree outside of the U.S., am I considered first generation?


Meet the Staff

September Gant
September Gant
Program Director
Office: MCT 0216
Phone: 239-590-1479
Lisa Neris
Lisa Neris
Project Director, Talent Search
Office: MCT 0217A
Phone: 239-745-4217
Amber Davis
Amber Davis
Program Assistant
Office: MCT 0217B
Phone: 239-590-1563

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TRIO and Outreach Programs

McTarnaghan Hall 202
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-7834

(239) 590-7947 (Fax)