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Weber State University Talent Search

  • Weber State University Talent Search
  • 1122 University Circle
    Student Service Center Suite 150
  • Ogden, UT 84408
  • 801-626-7369

Program Description


TRIO Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to help underrepresented youth who are low-income and first in their family to attend and graduate from college. In partnership with our schools, we work with over 500 students in the Ogden School District each year. All students within our target schools in grades 8-12 are welcome to apply. If we are full, we will add you to our waiting list. Although the ETS program is based locally at Weber State University, we help students who are interested in going to any college or university.


This program is designed to identify qualified youths with potential for education at the post-secondary level and to encourage such youths to complete high school and undertake a program of secondary education. This is achieved by informing students on the availability of financial assistance to pursue a program of post-secondary education and to encourage students who have not completed programs of education at the secondary or post-secondary level, but who have the ability to do so, to complete such programs.

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


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


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 60%