TRIO Programs

Educational Talent Search

If you would like an application to be in our Talent Search program, email Martha Bryant or call 870-230-5599.

Talent Search is a college preparatory program designed to encourage students in grades 6-12 to complete high school, enter college and complete postsecondary education. Talent Search students are prepared for the rigors of higher education with an emphasis on personal development, academic advising, career planning, and financial literacy through monthly workshops provided at each school.  

Talent Search is a federal TRIO program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Talent Search staff work with students from the following schools and districts:

  • Arkadelphia School District
  • Bauxite High School
  • Bismarck School District
  • Gurdon School District
  • Malvern School District
  • Murfreesboro High School


  • Monthly workshops during school hours
  • College visits 
  • Summer enrichment activities (middle school STEM Camp and high school “College Hop”)
  • Tutoring (upon request)
  • ACT preparation
  • Academic Assistance
  • Career Planning
  • College Admissions Assistance
  • Financial Aid Advising


Talent Search
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7574
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Phone: 870-230-5599
Fax: 870-230-5606


Kimberly Stecker, Assistant Director

Stephanie Hebert, Education Specialist/Counselor

Tricia Wempe, Education Specialist/Counselor

Martha Bryant, Administrative Specialist III