About the Program
The TCC Educational Talent Search program is a federal TRiO program that identifies and assists sixth through twelfth grade students in Gadsden County from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Our program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to our participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. Our program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participants with the postsecondary application process. We also encourage persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of our program is to increase the number of youth in Gadsden County who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.
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Services provided by the program include:
Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary program
Career exploration and aptitude assessment
Information on postsecondary education
Exposure to college campuses
Information on student financial assistance
Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
Workshops for the families of participants
Photo: Talent Search students participating in a Biotechnology and Paleontology Workshop.
Students who are interested in applying for admission to TCC Talent Search Program must meet one of the following criteria:
Meet federal income eligibility requirements,
Be a potential first generation college student (either parent did not complete a bachelor's degree),
Or demonstrate other need to receive services from the program.