College Talent Search

College Talent Search
Our Mission
The mission of the West Texas A&M University College Talent Search Program is to identify qualified disadvantaged students with potential for education at the postsecondary level and assist them to complete secondary school and undertake and graduate from postsecondary education by providing quality services in a consistent and timely manner. 
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.
Director's Vision

Overall, student 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 and emotional learning, leadership skills, adult developmental skills, financial literacy, and more. All of these are given under the caring and nurturing environment to elevate students to see their potential past a high school education.

We seek to match students with their future success and push them to see more than what they thought could be possible.