College Talent Search

College Talent Search
Our Mission

The mission of the West Texas A&M University Talent Search Program is to identify historically underrepresented students with potential for education at the postsecondary level and assist them to complete high school and graduate from postsecondary education through mentorship and personal development.

The Talent Search program serves students in grades 8 through 12. Two-thirds of our program participants must be first-generation AND low-income. The remaining percentage can meet only one or neither of the required criteria. They can also be students who are limited English proficient, individuals with disabilities, homeless children and youths, foster care youth, individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education or any other disconnected participants.
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Director's Vision

Overall, participants in our program will gain the knowledge of what Higher Education opportunities are available to them so that they may be able to make an informed decision about their own future.

We provide college access, but more than that, we provide the opportunity to develop social skills, financial literacy, and more. All of these are given under a caring and nurturing environment to elevate students to see their potential past a high school education.