Thomas U. receives $1.4 million grant for talent search program

Published: Nov. 16, 2016 at 10:44 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2016 at 7:43 AM EST
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Melanie Martin, Director of TU Pre-College Programs (Source:WALB)
Melanie Martin, Director of TU Pre-College Programs (Source:WALB)

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomas University will continue to help middle and high school students transition into college thanks to a $1.4 million grant.

The money is coming from the U.S. Department of Education Educational Talent Search Program.

About 580 students in 6th through 12th grades from 10 area schools will partner with TU this year.

During the summer, the college will also host events on campus to show students what college life is like.

"When students get a chance to come on campus and experience what its like to be a college students, they come in and talk to TU professors. They see what the classes are like, especially at a small private university they get the chance to see what college would be like to be a college student," said Melanie Martin, Director of TU Pre-College Programs.

The program encourages participants to take Advanced Placement classes or participate in the dual enrollment program.

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