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University of Texas Arlington - Talent Search

  • University of Texas Arlington - Talent Search
  • P.O. Box 19356
    Carlisle Hall 725
  • Arlington, TX 76019
  • (817) 272-0349
  • Matthew S. Torres
  • TRIO Pre- College Coordinator
  • 817-272-0398

Program Description

The Educational Talent Search Programs at UT Arlington provide free college, career and financial aid information to over 1,000 junior high and high school students each year. Talent Search identifies and selects students who demonstrate the potential for post-secondary enrollment and provides them with the motivation and support to enroll in a program of post-secondary education (college, university, technical or vocational school) after high school graduation.

This 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 the postsecondary institution of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education institutions of their choice. We provide tutoring services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, counseling, mentoring programs, workshops, and information on postsecondary institutions.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

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

Populations Served

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

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%