July 13, 2011
Mt. San Jacinto College recently learned it was awarded a $1.1 million federal grant for the Talent Search program. Talent Search Program at Mt. San Jacinto College provides economically disadvantaged and first generation college-bound students with academic support, access and exposure to postsecondary education.
The funding means the Talent Search program will receive $233,000 a year for the next five years and allow MSJC to continuing serving 500 future college students. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Education, will begin Sept. 1, 2011.
Talent Search is a team effort. This pre-college program, working in cooperation with four schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District area, enables students to complete high school and enroll in a postsecondary educational program of their choice.
Talent Search is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and is part of the TRIO Programs. Two-thirds of the applicants selected must be low-income and/or first generation college students (this means that neither parent has graduated from a four-year university).