Campus: CSU San Luis Obispo -- October 11, 2002
U.S. Department of Education Grants Cal Poly Nearly
$1 Million To Fund 'Talent Search'
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Cal Poly’s Student
Academic Services a TRIO Talent Search project grant of $960,000 to
help identify and attract students 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
on to the postsecondary school of their choice.
Talent Search also encourages high school dropouts to reenter the educational
system and complete their education. Cal Poly’s grant is for five
years and includes a special $10,000 supplement for technology.
Hundreds of campuses nationally competed for Talent Search funding for
both new and continuing grants. Cal Poly is one of 17 California institutions
newly funded to offer the program.
The Central Coast partner schools targeted for this effort include El
Camino Junior High, Fesler Junior High, Lompoc High School, McKenzie
Junior High, Mesa Middle School, Nipomo High School, Righetti High School,
Santa Maria High School, Shandon Middle School and Shandon High School.
For more information on the Talent Search program, contact Cal Poly
Director of Student Academic Services Armando Pezo-Silva at 756-2301.