Fayette, Hamilton, and Sumiton Campuses
The Talent Search 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 to the postsecondary school of their choice.
Talent Search also serves high school drop-outs by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in the postsecondary education institution of their choice.
TRIO Talent Search is one of eight TRIO programs authorized by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Read more about TRIO history here.