The mission of the West Texas A&M University College Talent Search Program is to identify qualified disadvantaged students with potential for education at the postsecondary level and assist them to complete secondary school and undertake and graduate from postsecondary education by providing quality services in a consistent and timely manner.
The College Talent Search program serves students in grades 8 through 12. Two-thirds of our program participants must be first generation AND low income. The remaining percentage can meet only one or neither of the required criteria. They can also be students who are limited English proficient, individuals with disabilities, homeless children and youths, foster care youth, individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education or any other disconnected participants.
Amarillo Target Schools:
Palo Duro, Hereford, and Caprock HS ; Travis MS
Hereford, Horace Mann, Bowie, and Sam Houston
Below is a list of the other eligibility requirements. The student must:
The student must also:
Applicants that do not meet this criteria may also be considered. Special exceptions can be made based on need of services.
College Talent Search at WTAMU has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education since 2002. We serve 503 students annually (477FY 2013-2014).
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To contact the College Talent Search offices in person, please feel free to visit us at the WTAMU campus. We are located in the Old Student Union Building (Old SUB), Suite 112.
You can also reach us by mail at:
College Talent Search West Texas A&M University WTAMU Box 60776 Canyon, TX 79016-0001
You can also visit our Contact Us page if you want to reach someone specifically.
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