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Weber State University Talent Search

  • Weber State University Talent Search
  • 1122 University Circle
  • Ogden, UT 84408
  • 801-626-7369

Program Description

The Talent Search program at Weber State University works with the Ogden School District and includes BenLomond High School and Ogden High School. TRiO Talent Search 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.

Services Provided

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

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 1%
  • White: 34%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 4%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 350
  • Middle School: 220
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 60%