Western Iowa Tech Community College
Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search

Talent Search is a free college access program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is offered to 6th-12th grade students in the following school districts: Hinton, Le Mars, Lawton-Bronson, River Valley, MVAOCOU, MMCRU, OABCIG, Denison, AR-WE-VA, Westwood, Whiting, West Monona, Cherokee, Boyer Valley, IKMM and Sgt. Bluff. 

Students meet with a Talent Search Educational Coordinator each month to complete academic sessions with topics including: 

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Search and Exploration
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Individual Mentoring
  • Tutoring Services
  • Test Prep
  • Social Skills

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the Talent Search Program, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Enrolled in the 6th-12th grade at one of our service schools. Eighth grade students may apply during the spring semester before prior their freshman year of high school.
  • Are first generation college-bound (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree).
  • Meet the US Department of Education income guidelines.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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