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Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The college has had this grant program for many years and has successfully helped thousands of local high school students, and others in Charles County, transition to college and other postsecondary educational opportunities.

Unfortunately, in Spring 2016, we were unsuccessful in securing future funding for this program. The Department of Education received 880 applications for grant awards and was able to fund just 459 applications. Our overall score on this competitive grant did not place us in the funding band.

As of August 31, 2016, the program no longer exists at CSM. The college and the community are disappointed to see this program end and express gratitude and thanks to the staff who have diligently worked to serve students. Their work has helped improve the lives of many and the well-being of our community.