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Texas State University Educational Talent Search

  • Texas State University Educational Talent Search
  • 5330 E HWY 290 Ste 125
  • Austin, TX 78723
  • Jacob Pais
  • Grant Coordinator
  • (512) 665-6900

Program Description

We are a grant funded College Access program funded under the TRiO grant provided by the Department of Education. We serve low income and first generation college students at three high schools and 4 middle schools in Austin, TX. We provide one on one student academic counseling, workshops, presentations for students and parents, and take students on field trips to local and within state colleges. We provide assistance with SAT/ACT registration, applytexas, commonapp, FAFSA, and college selections process. Our workshop content areas include but are not limited to Financial Literacy, College Exploration, Career Exploration, College application process, Financial Aid process.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 300
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Texas State University (200)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 80%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 50%