The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Talent Search programs in Beeville and Alice each received a grant renewal for an additional five years. The total grant award each year is $322,080 and $295,679 for Beeville and Alice, respectively.
CBC’s Talent Search program in Beeville serves 671 at-risk high school students from 12 high schools in the following counties: Bee, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio and San Patricio.
In Alice, the Talent Search program serves 616 at-risk high school students from eight high schools in Brooks, Duval and Jim Wells counties.
The Talent Search program is designed to identify students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the academic potential to succeed in higher education and provides them with academic tutoring and advising; information on financial aid programs; assistance in completing financial aid applications; and support for applying for college.
CBC Beeville Talent Search Project Director Santos Jones, who worked alongside the grant renewal with CBC’s Executive Dean of Student Services Lupe Ganceres, expressed excitement about the happy news, “For 40 years the Talent Search program has played such a vital role in Bee County and the surrounding areas. We provide middle school and high school students with the support and resources needed for them to be successful in their academic pursuits. We look forward to continuing our work with our communities to make high school graduation and a college degree a reality for all students.”
Both Talent Search programs in Beeville and Alice are currently accepting applications for entry into the program for the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information contact:
· Beeville: Santos Jones, Director, (361) 354-2707, firstname.lastname@example.org
· Alice: Chasity Morales, Director, (361) 664-2981, email@example.com
Information is also available online at www.coastalbend.edu/bets (Beeville) and www.coastalbend.edu/etsalice (Alice).