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Southern Arkansas University (Educational Talent Search)

  • Southern Arkansas University (Educational Talent Search)
  • PO Box 9277
  • Magnolia, AR 71754
  • 870-235-5461

Program Description

The Educational Talent Search program identifies, assists, and motivates low-income, first generation youths to complete high school and enter into higher education. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete formal education.

The purpose of the Educational Talent Search program is to promote excellence and academic achievement by means of counseling, mentoring, and tutoring to all qualified participants who have the desire and the potential for post-secondary education.

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
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus