CBC’s Talent Search programs renewed for 2016 year

Headline: CBC’s Talent Search programs renewed for 2016 year

The Talent Search TRIO programs located at the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus and Alice site have been renewed by the U. S. Department of Education through 2016. CBC’s Talent Search program in Beeville has been fully funded for $306,752 annually, and the Talent Search program in Alice has been funded with an annual budget of $230,000.

The CBC Beeville Talent Search program has been serving Bee County and the surrounding areas since 1976 and provides services to 671 students annually from the following local high schools:

  • A.C. Jones High School
  • George West High School
  • Karnes City High School
  • Kenedy High School
  • Mathis High School
  • Odem High School
  • Pettus High School
  • Refugio High School
  • Runge High School
  • Skidmore-Tynan High School
  • Taft High School
  • Three Rivers High School

The CBC Alice Talent Search program has been in existence at CBC since 2006 and currently serves 625 students annually from high schools in the surrounding areas including:

  • Alice High School
  • Falfurrias High School
  • Premont High School
  • Benavides High School
  • Freer High School
  • San Diego High School
  • Orange Grove High School

The Talent Search program is designed to provide academic and personal assistance to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Low income, first generation and disabled students are all eligible for Talent Search services. Students who participate in the program receive a variety of services free-of-charge including academic, career and financial aid counseling, tutoring and scholarship assistance.

All high school students who are members of the program are provided with a Talent Search counselor who encourages and provides tools to help students successfully graduate from high school and enroll in a college or university. The program’s overall goal is to increase the number of high school and college graduates who are from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds.

Individuals who would like more information about the Talent Search programs should contact the Talent Search Beeville Office via phone at (361) 354-2706 or the Talent Search Alice Office via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3081. For more information about the TRIO programs that are available at CBC, please visit www.coastalbend.edu/TRiO/.

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