College Project Talent Search, Educational Talent Search, and University Access Talent Search
College Project, University Access and Educational Talent Search are early-intervention college preparatory projects. Serving more than 2,200 students in grades 6-12, the programs promote skills and information necessary for successfully completing a baccalaureate degree. With a developmental curriculum, staff prepare students to meet their college goals by emphasizing leadership and career development, technological and academic skills, ACT readiness/payment assistance, college preparatory workshops, financial aid and scholarship information, financial literacy, and support for completing a rigorous high school curriculum. Academic monitoring and advising are ongoing to guide and facilitate student progress.
Talent Search services are provided at participating schools on an outreach basis, while summer enrichment and campus-based events provide opportunities for institutional engagement. The programs are under the federal umbrella of “TRIO” and are grant-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Eligibility requirements include but are not limited to having first-generation/low income status, exhibiting academic potential, and attending one of the 37 target schools served. For additional information, visit the Talent Search website.
Offices for the Talent Search program are at the university's Uptown Campus East, 1083 E. Sain Street, UPTE 128, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Call 479-575-3553 for more information.