Talent Search (TS) is a federally funded program under the TRIO branch of the US Department of Education. TS serves 583 participants in grades 6-12 in the counties of Yuma and La Paz. Talent Search helps students graduate from high school and continue on to college, ultimately attaining a post-secondary degree. Our current grant is funded through August 2027.

Mission: Serving first-generation and/or low-income students attending middle and high school to attain post-secondary education through academic support, mentoring, college and career exploration.

Vision: Cultivating productive communities for future thriving generations.

More about Talent Search

We have weekly after-school meetings at each school, where the students learn about preparing for high school, preparing for college, financial aid resources and career exploration.

Services Offered

  • College Preparation
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Career Exploration
  • Test Preparation
  • Academic Advisement
  • Success Seminars
  • College Trips
  • Cultural Trips 
  • Summer camp for 8th & 9th graders

Eligibility Requirements

We serve students who are:

  • Potential First-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year degree) and/or
  • Income Qualified by Federal Standards and/or
  • Have an academic need and
  • Attending one of the following schools:
    • Antelope High School
    • Cibola High School
    • Fourth Ave. Jr. High School
    • Gila Vista Jr. High School
    • Kofa High School
    • Le Pera Elementary School
    • Parker High School
    • Wallace Jr. High School
    • Wellton Elementary School
    • Yuma High School

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, submit an application.

Once the application is received, it will be reviewed.  If there are any documents needed, you will be contacted.  Your application will be evaluated for eligibility.  You will receive a letter within a few weeks notifying you of your acceptance into the program.  


Form/File Name File/Link
Application To Apply For Talent Search Apply
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