Talent Search is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to encourage students to complete high school, to choose a career, and to pursue a college education. Talent Search can also help students who have dropped out of school to obtain a GED. These goals are accomplished through educational, cultural, and social experiences. Your interest in the program and subsequent decision to apply speaks to your desire to plan for your future. It is our hope that we can help you in that effort by providing the following services: counseling, information on colleges and universities, tutoring, and cultural activities.
The filing of an application with Talent Search is a preliminary step to admission into the program. Since Educational Talent Search is a federal program, there are several guidelines students must meet in order to be eligible for admission.
You are eligible for Talent Search if:
- You are between the ages of 12 and 27
- Your family's income is at or less than figures established by the U.S. Bureau of the Census (based on 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.