The Educational Talent Search Programs at UT Arlington provide free college, career and financial aid information to over 1,000 junior high and high school students each year. Talent Search identifies and selects students who demonstrate the potential for post-secondary enrollment and provides them with the motivation and support to enroll in a program of post-secondary education (college, university, technical or vocational school) after high school graduation.

This 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 on to the postsecondary institution of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education institutions of their choice. We provide tutoring services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, counseling, mentoring programs, workshops, and information on postsecondary institutions.


On a Mission to Eliminate Barriers to Higher Education.

With new funding, UTA will assist nearly 2,000 students on their paths to higher education.

The University of Texas at Arlington’s TRIO program received grants worth nearly $4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help low-income students, first-generation students and unemployed or low-wage workers access higher education.

Two of the grants are federal Talent Search grants worth approximately $1.4 million apiece to identify and assist low-income and first-generation students who have the potential to succeed in higher education.The TRIO Talent Search program will provide five more years of funding to help 1,001 local students find their paths to college.


Better Make Room and Former First Lady Michelle Obama, released a VIDEO encouraging high school seniors to submit college applications this month.

2022 BNSF TAD Conference and Competition...

If you have an interest in Technology, BNSF is holding a virtual event. Students will be able to explore different career paths, attend a virtual college fair and enter multiple contests for a chance to win prizes! For more information click on this link, BNSF FLYER. Registration Deadline is January 28th, 11:59pm BNSF Registration.

7th through 12th grade students!

  • Are you:

  • Looking for Educational Opportunities?
  • Needing Assistance with your Pre-College Planning?
  • Want to go to College and have questions about getting there?
  • Well, you have found the right place! And we want to help you!
  • We look forward to helping you get connected to Higher Education!

Talent Search Online Applications

Services Provided

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • 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

Who Can Join?

  • Be a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Be at least 11 years of age and in grades 7-12;
  • Qualify as Low Income and/or Potential First Generation College Graduate (neither parent has received a 4-year degree);
  • Commit to remain in the Talent Search Program until High School graduation;
  • Demonstrate Potential for Postsecondary Enrollment as defined by:
    • Expressing a desire to go to college;
    • Maintaining a GPA of 2.75 or higher;
    • Exhibiting good citizenship and leadership skills.

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