What we offer

What is Educational Talent Search?

Educational Talent Search identifies qualified students with potential for success at the postsecondary level and encourages them to complete secondary school and enroll in a program of study after high school. Talent Search serves students who are in grades 6 through 12.


Students who participate will benefit from the following:

  • Academic Advising
  • Information & Assistance with ACT & SAT
  • Professional job shadowing and career exploration
  • Tutoring
  • Travel to area cultural events
  • Visits to area college and university campuses
  • Action packed FUN!


To be considered for Talent Search, students must attend one of the following school districts:

  • Carthage
  • Joplin
  • Riverton
  • Sarcoxie
  • Webb City
  • Carl Junction

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Missouri Southern State University - Talent Search

3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
(417) 659-5440 - phone
(417) 659-5445 - fax