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Talent Search

Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO program designed to assist middle school and high school students with the necessary understanding, knowledge, skills and self-esteem to continue in and graduate from high school. The Talent Search program also helps students that have been traditionally underrepresented to explore training and educational options, and enroll in post secondary institutions.

Who is Eligible?

The Talent Search program is available to eligible students in grades 7-12. Teachers, parents or counselors may refer students; however, a referral is not necessary to apply for the program.

Individuals are eligible if they meet one or both of the following guidelines:

  • Potential first-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four year college)
  • Income eligible

Students must also meet federal requirements for citizenship eligibility.

The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in the postsecondary education institution of their choice.

Talent Search Services

The Talent Search program provides students with information about postsecondary educational and vocational interests. Some of the services offered include:

  • Tutoring and study skills
  • ACT/SAT test preparation
  • Scholarship admissions and financial aid applications
  • Career exploration
  • Visits to college campuses

Talent Search is funded to serve 600 students at three area schools and is 100 percent funded by an annual grant of $230,000 from the United States Department of Education.

Talent Search
Morgan Duncan, Assistant Director / Coordinator
Tri-County Career Center

Lynann Bolyard, Coordinator
Perry County Local Schools