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Talent Search

Educational Talent Search projects serve young people in grades six through 12. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps youth from low-income families to better understand their educational opportunities and options. More than 312,000 students are enrolled in 473 Talent Search TRIO projects. According to the more recent data collected by the U.S. Department of Education, 80% of Talent Search participants enrolled in postsecondary institutions immediately following high school graduation.

Ouachita Baptist University’s TRIO Talent Search serves 860 students at 15 target area schools in southwest Arkansas.

Target Area Schools

Bearden Middle
Bearden High
Blevins
Camden Middle
Camden High
Glen Rose
Gurdon
Harmony Grove (Ouachita County)
Hope Middle
Hope High
Malvern Middle
Malvern High
Prescott Middle
Prescott High
Sparkman

 

Services offered by TRIO Educational Talent Search:

  • Academic and career counseling
  • Assistance with admissions and financial aid applications
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • College tours
  • Cultural activities
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring

 

TRIO Educational Talent Search
Lile Hall 140
OBU Box 3766
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
870-245-5158 phone
870-245-5165 fax
 

Staff


Brenda Philson 

Brenda Bradley-Philson
Director
philsonb@obu.edu
 

Erica Brown 

Erica Brown
Assistant Director
browne@obu.edu
 

Morgan Meadows 

Morgan Meadows
Educational Advisor
meadowsm@obu.edu
 

Gladys Leeper

Gladys Leeper
Educational Advisor
Leeperg@obu.edu

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