Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (The Center ) has been awarded a fifth TRIO Talent Search (TS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant, which will total $1.25 million over five years, will serve 500 low-income and/or first-generation middle and high school students annually.
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 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.
Academic advising and counseling, tutoring, career exploration, and assistance with completing college admission and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications.
The five Talent Search grants serve 2,900 participants annually.