ACC Early College High School graduate at commencement walking down the aisle after receiving his diploma.

Talent Search Program

TRIO-Talent Search is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and locally sponsored by Austin Community College. Talent Search is designed to assist students in preparing for college and obtaining admissions to the college of their choice. This program provides a supportive framework to aid students to successfully complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Talent Search Scholars Receive:

  • Academic support such as tutoring, test prep, and study skills
  • Exposure to colleges and universities
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Information on student financial assistance

Talent Search Eligibility Requirements:

Students must meet the following federal TRIO eligibility criteria.

  • Current 6th – 12th grade students with an interest in attending college
  • Qualify as low income and/or potential first generation college graduate (neither parent has received a 4-year degree)
  • Student must be a U.S. Citizen or in the process of obtaining citizenship

Talent Search Schools and Team

Middle Schools Served

  • Burnet Middle School
  • Martin Middle School

High Schools Served

  • Navarro Early College High School
  • Eastside Early College High School

How to apply for Talent Search

Students who are interested in participating in Talent Search may apply online or in person with the Talent Search Advisor on their campus. Our applications are in both Spanish and English. A parent or guardian signature is required to participate in Talent Search.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information on Talent Search email us at [email protected] or call us at 512-223-1464.

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