Talent Search

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The Educational Talent Search program identifies, assists, and provides services to students who qualify for the program, with the goal of motivating students and providing them the necessary support to graduate from college.

All services provided by the Educational Talent Search program are free of charge. The Educational Talent Search program is housed at Southern Arkansas University and services 500 students from surrounding target schools:  Bradley, Junction City, Lafayette County, Magnolia, Smackover/Norphlet, and Strong.


The program is designed to promote academic excellence and academic achievement by means of mentoring, counseling, and tutoring to all qualified participants. Also, to encourage participants to complete high school; give participants educational advice; help them engage in career planning and career exploration; and give participants reference information to other programs or services considered beneficial.