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Educational Talent Search
Talent Search Student, Mattie Knight, Chosen as 2012 Representative for National Student Leadership Congress in Washington, DC
Talent Search Student, Mattie Knight, Chosen as 2012 Representative for National Student Leadership Congress in Washington, DC

You dream of things, places and a life you deserve.
Where you'll live, what you'll drive, how you’ll get there.

Alabama Southern and Educational Talent Search are here to help you.  Talent Search is a free program that provides academic, career and financial counseling to economically disadvantaged youth in grades six through twelve, and supports them in graduating from high school and continuing on to complete their postsecondary education. 

Through Talent Search, we can help you make decisions NOW that will positively impact your future. 

Talent Search services include:
Motivational Counseling
Academic Advisement
Career Awareness and Counseling
Individual Counseling
Study/Test Taking Skills
Enrichment Activities

As you get closer to high school graduation, Talent Search also offers services that will give you an inside edge on the college or technical school applications process. We can help you find available scholarships and other types of financial aid.

Talent Search can assist you with:
Campus Visits
College Applications
College Enrollment Assistance
ACT/SAT Prep Workshops
Financial Aid/Scholarship Workshops

Talent Search is here to help you get through school and show you options for after graduation. Whether you are interested in a two or four year college, technical college or even the military – there are options out there. Our goal is to help you explore them.

Students must be between the ages of 11 and 27 and have completed the fifth grade. Two-thirds of the participants must be students who are low-income and potential first-generation college students.

ALL of the services and activities provided by Talent Search are at NO COST to the students or their families.

Students should submit an application to either their school counselor or their Project Specialist. Download the application here!

Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate fully in America's economic and social life.

These programs include Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement.

Alabama Southern currently offers Talent Search, Upward Bound and Student Support Services.

Alabama Southern currently serves 1,386 students through its Talent Search program.  Over 302,000 Americans are enrolled in 461 Talent Search TRIO programs.

Alabama Southern Community College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, including postsecondary institutions under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Alabama Southern Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees.

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