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NC State University Education Talent Search

  • NC State University Education Talent Search
  • 20 Enterprise St., Suite 2
  • Raleigh, NC 27695
  • (919) 515-4580
  • Robert Martinez
  • Assistant Director
  • (919) 515-4580

Program Description

Talent Search is a college access program that serves youth in grades six through twelve. In addition to counseling, students and their families are provided with assistance in choosing a college, applying for admission, and applying for financial aid. This early intervention program helps young people better understand their educational opportunities and options.

The NC State University Program serves 814 students annually from 8 middle and high schools (Wendell Middle, Zebulon Middle, Smithfield Middle, Selma Middle, East Wake High, Knightdale High, North Johnston High and Smithfield Selma High).

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 407
  • Middle School: 407
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Averett University
  • Barton College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Virginia Union University
  • Wake Technical Community College