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The Educational Talent Search program at National Park College is one of several federal TRIO programs funded by the U. S. Department of Education focusing on educational advancement. Participants must be between the ages of eleven and twenty-seven who have completed the fifth grade and are not currently enrolled in postsecondary education.

Educational Talent Search also serves secondary school dropouts by assisting them in reentering the educational system to complete their education. Adults served by the program must be one of the following: high school or GED graduates who wish to continue their education, persons who did not complete high school and wish to obtain a high school equivalency certificate or high school diploma, or persons who left a college or vocational training program before completion and wish to continue their education.

Educational Talent Search selects students for participation based on their need for the program and certain criteria established by the Department of Education. Our program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the next level of their education. All individuals will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, political belief, or disability.

To apply, please fill out the online application or download a PDF version to be filled out by hand and mailed.

Contact the Educational Talent Search director, Diane Meredith
by e-mail at
by phone at 501.760.4225