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 to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Saint Augustine’s University Educational Talent Search Project is designed to encourage individuals in the target areas to successfully complete secondary school and advance to postsecondary opportunities. ETS empowers participants through a variety of academic, cultural, and social activities to create caring, competent, and responsible individuals who value education as a life-long process.


Edgecombe County

Nash County

Franklin County

Northampton County

Halifax County

Vance County

Martin County

Warren County