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Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search Program

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Services provided by the program include: 

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Workshops for the families of participants

Who is eligible? 
Educational Talent Search is looking for motivated students committed to their education and who demonstrate seriousness in attending and graduating college. In addition the student must meet the following requirements: 

1. Is currently attending one of the target schools
2. Is a citizen or national of the United States
3. And meets one or more of the following: 

  • You are from a low-income family or
  • Your parents did not graduate from a four-year college