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University Outreach - College Talent Search

College Talent Search



College Talent Search serves to increase the number of youth from first generation and or low income backgrounds who complete high school to enroll in the post secondary education institution of their choice. 

The College Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from under represented backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial counseling to participants, and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post secondary school of their choice. College Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education.

Amarillo target schools:
Palo Duro, Tascosa, and Caprock High Schools
Horace Mann, Travis, Bowie, and Houston Middle Schools


Students must be in grades 8th through 12th and enrolled in one of the target schools to be eligible. They must also be first generation (neither parent has a four-year degree) or low income (to be determined by a CTS advisor). Special exceptions can be made based on need of services.

Serves 503 students annually (477FY 2013-2013)

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Funded by the U.S. Department of Education since 2002

Fill out and mail this form to (or give it to your outreach advisor on your campus):

College Talent Search 

WTAMU Box 60776

Canyon, Texas 79016

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