Educational Talent Search Program

The Morehouse College Educational Talent Search Program assists youth with academic potential. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, participants must be first-generation (i.e., neither parent graduated from college) and from a federally eligible low-income household. We provide academic, career, and financial counseling to our students and equip them with the tools and resources to graduate from high school and complete their postsecondary education. Talent Search encourages those who have not completed educational programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and graduate. We also serve military veterans.

Program Services
  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment, Tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions, scholarship, and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • STEAM-related curriculum
  • Special activities for sixth, seventh and eighth graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants



Applications available: Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline: Aug. 31, 2022

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Recommend a Student

You must be a student between the ages of 11 and 27 who completed the fifth grade.

You must attend one of the following high schools: Charles Drew High School (Clayton County), Clarkston High School (DeKalb County), Forest Park High School (Clayton County), Greenville High School (Meriwether County), Manchester High School (Meriwether County), North Clayton High School (Clayton County), Riverdale High School (Clayton County), or Tri-Cities High School (Fulton County).

You must attend one of the following middle schools: Greenville Middle School (Meriwether County), Manchester Middle School (Meriwether County), North Clayton Middle School (Clayton County), or Riverdale Middle School (Clayton County).

Additional requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident
  • Be at least eleven years old and in 6th- 12th  grades
  • Be a low-income, potential first-generation college graduate (neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree)
  • Attend one of the target middle or high schools
  • Commit to remain in the program until high school graduation
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Need academic support


Academic Year Activities

Throughout the school year, Talent Search advisors offer workshops on study skills, test-taking strategies, goal setting and achievement, the college admissions process, as well as financial literacy, student financial aid, and scholarship assistance.

The students also receive SAT/ACT preparation from program staff and volunteers at the target schools. Low-cost and fully-funded college tours and various other activities are also offered to expose students to valuable cultural, educational, and career-focused information.


Melanie Harper, Program Manager
(470) 639-0607

Brandon Covington, Program Coordinator
(470) 639-0708

Ciara Carr, Program Assistant/Data Specialist
(470) 639-0768

Victoria Johnson-Burton, Special Projects Assistant
(470) 639-0245

Social Media

Twitter: @morehouseETS


Instagram: @morehouse_ets 

Funded by the US Department of Education