• Anna S. Nandin
    Lead Retention Specialist
    Institute for P-20 Initiatives
    TRIO Educational Talent Search-Uvalde/Crystal City
    Mobile: (210)-848-6391
    Email: anna.Nandin@utsa.edu


    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd. 
    San Antonio, TX 78205-3209


Program Description

  • The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Services provided by the program include

    • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to
        secondary or postsecondary programs
    • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
    • Tutorial services
    • Information on postsecondary education
    • Exposure to college campuses
    • Information on student financial assistance
    • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
    • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
    • Mentoring programs
    • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
    • Workshops for the families of participants
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