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Message from the Director

Stephen HoloviakMessage from the Director, Stephen Holoviak

Welcome to the website of Penn State's Talent Search Program serving Western Pennsylvania!

Our program serves students in sixth through twelfth grades from Aliquippa, Clairton, Farrell, New Kensington - Arnold, and Sharon school districts.

Our services are designed to provide students with the information and skills they need to successfully graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education.

Our program has been in operation for thirteen years in these schools. In that time we have helped over 2,000 students to graduate from high school. This figure represents over 90% of our students served. We have also assisted over 80% of our graduates to successfully enroll in postsecondary education.

We hope that you will explore our site to learn about our services, the schools we serve, resources and links, and other areas of interest regarding our program. Please feel free to contact us if you would like additional information regarding our program. We also have a survey that you can access from our website through the link "Evaluation Survey Form". Please take time to complete this if you are a current participant or a Talent Search Alumni. Your insights into how we can improve our services would be greatly appreciated!

All program services are offered at no cost to participants due to a Department of Education TRIO grant of $421,375.00 for fiscal year 2005-2006.

Again we welcome you, and hope to hear from you soon.

Stephen Holoviak, Director

Penn State Talent Search Program
The Pennsylvania State University
401 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-2397
Fax: (814) 863-8617