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TRiO Talent Search
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 program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete 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.
Talent Search may provide the following activities/services:
  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs

  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment

  • Tutorial services

  • Information on postsecondary education

  • Exposure to college campuses

  • Information on student financial assistance

  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications

  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams

  • Mentoring programs

  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders

  • Workshops for the families of participants


Eligible students for Talent Search include:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Be at least 11 years of age and in grades 6 – 12

  • Attend a school served by the Educational Talent Search program in Anderson, Oconee, Pickens or Greenville counties

  • Commit to remain in the program through high school graduation

  • Demonstrate a desire to attend college

The intake process is quick and simple and all services are free-of-charge.

If you are interested in applying for Talent Search, please follow these steps:


  1. Call our office at 864-653-3835 to schedule an appointment with one of our education advisors.


   2. Click below to submit the registration form electronically.



Need more details on Talent Search eligibility? 

We are here to assist. Contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels.

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