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What is Talent Search?

For students in sixth through 12th grade, the Talent Search program identifies students with potential and assists them in overcoming obstacles to pursuing higher education. Talent Search is committed to removing barriers to social and economic equality by supporting all participants in achieving their educational goals.

Why should you apply?

Talent Search will provide participants with a variety of free educational, cultural, and social programs, such as:

  • Career exploration
  • Study skills and individual tutoring
  • Financial aid information and tips
  • ACT/SAT fee waivers and prep
  • Visits to college campuses
  • Help with completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Technology assistance
  • Workshops for families of participants

And it is all free to accepted students!

Who is eligible?

Talent Search works primarily with students who would be the first in their family to complete a college degree and are from low-income households, but the we can provide services to any student needing help preparing for college. Virginia Tech's Talent Search program currently serves students who attend the following schools:

  • Floyd County High School
  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School
  • Franklin County High School
  • Galax High School
  • Giles High School
  • Narrows High School
  • Grayson County High School
  • Bassett High School
  • Magna Vista High School
  • E. C. Glass High School
  • Heritage High School
  • Linkhorne Middle School
  • Martinsville High School
  • Auburn Middle School
  • Auburn High School
  • Blacksburg Middle School
  • Blacksburg High School
  • Christiansburg Middle School
  • Christiansburg High School
  • Eastern Montgomery High School
  • Shawsville Middle School
  • Pulaski County Middle School
  • Pulaski County High School
  • Andrew Lewis Middle School