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Talent Search and Upward Bound provide preparation and
tutoring in English, mathematics, science, foreign language, SAT prep, ACT prep, study and test- taking skills, career planning, time management, communication skills, problem solving, and more…

We help students research colleges and universities and
help you choose the college that is right for you. We can help you apply to the college of your choice and apply for financial aid.

Trips to colleges and universities for academic and
athletic events are scheduled every year.  The programs also take trips to plays and concerts during both the academic year and summer.

Talent Search

Talent Search is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to encourage students and non-students to complete high school and to pursue a college education.  Educational, cultural, and social experiences throughout the year help us to accomplish this goal.

You Are Eligible to Apply for Talent Search if. . .

  • You are between the ages of 12-27
  • You attend one of the schools served in our target area
  • Your family’s income is at or less than figures established by the U.S. Bureau of the Census (based on your family size)
  • AND/OR neither of your parents has graduated from a four-year college
  • If the student does not meet either of these criteria, additional academic need will be considered in determining eligibility

Upward Bound

Upward Bound at Virginia Tech is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education as well and is designed to encourage and prepare high school students to pursue a college education. Upward Bound accomplishes this goal through educational, cultural, and social experiences.

You Are Eligible to Apply for Upward Bound if. . .

  • You attend one of the schools served in our target area
  • You completed at least the 8th grade, and not yet entered your junior year in high school AND
  • Your family’s income is at or less than figures established by the U.S. Bureau of the Census (based on your family size)
  • AND/OR neither of your parents has graduated from a four-year college