What is FOCUS / Educational Talent Search?
The Talent Search Program (FOCUS) identifies qualified youths with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourages them to complete secondary school and undertake a program of postsecondary education.
Seminole State College’s FOCUS / Educational Talent Search Program, which has been assisting students in this area since 1991, is a free academic enrichment program you can join at your school. It is part of the TRiO Programs, which are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. During the school year your FOCUS / Talent Search Advisor will visit your school and meet with participants either in groups or individually.
What happens in the FOCUS / Educational Talent Search meetings?
Your FOCUS / Talent Search Advisors conduct workshops and activities that provide you with valuable information—but in fun ways. Not only do you learn about college, careers, study skills, and life skills, you improve your interpersonal skills by interacting with others.
How can FOCUS / Educational Talent Search help me? FOCUS / Educational Talent Search can provide you with the tools you need for a successful education and career. What if you …
Need help with a class? FOCUS / Educational Talent Search
will provide connections to high quality academic tutoring services.
Don’t know how to study? FOCUS / Educational Talent Search
will show you how to develop good study habits you’ll use for years to come.
Are unsure about how to apply for college? FOCUS / Educational Talent Search
can help you with the application process.
Don’t know how you will pay for college? FOCUS / Educational Talent Search
will assist you in finding sources of financial aid.
Are confused about what career you want to pursue? FOCUS / Educational Talent Search
can help you match your interests and abilities with a career that’s right for you!
Here are some examples of the great FOCUS workshops you can expect at your school:
Ask A College Student! Find out how to succeed in college from actual college students!
Find YOUR Best Career! Make the most money AND have the most rewarding career!
Operation Lifestyle: How much money will you need in the future?
This Is A Test! How to conquer fears about testing!
On Your Way to Great Grades Do these things to be successful in school!
ACT Strategies Practical hints and tips for succeeding with the ACT!
The Path to College Find out exactly how to get to college!
How can I join FOCUS / Educational Talent Search?
Return this form to your school counselor, our office in Room 109 of SSC’s Scott Bldg., or mail directly to:
FOCUS / Educational Talent Search, Seminole State College, P.O. Box 351, Seminole, OK 74868
Please feel free to call (405) 382-9703 if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Mary Ann Hill – Director; Tina Savage, Lauren Buie, Damaris Haney, Angela Harjo, Christy Abbott– Advisors