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Project Discovery Receives Grant Renewal, $2.125 Million in Funding

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Project Discovery students participating in an outdoor classroom adventure. Sixth, Seventh and eighth-grade students will enjoy an exciting 24-hour adventure; rock climbing, canoeing, repelling, mountain biking, fishing and camping.

Project Discovery ~ Talent Search, has receiveda five-year grant renewal from the Department of Education, totaling $2.125 in funding.  Project Discovery ~ Talent Search is a college access program serving low-income and first-generation college-bound students. The program encourages middle and high school students to stay in school and graduate while providing the resources to help them transition to a post-secondary education. JennieV. Sorrells, Project Discovery ~ Talent Search Director says, “We look forward to continuing to support students, families, and schools of western North Carolina and the Qualla Boundary over the next five years of Project Discovery~Talent Search. The new grant cycle represents a renewed commitment to first-generation and low-income students in our region and builds upon the nearly forty-year legacy of the Project. We will continue to support and guide our 767 participants through their formative years to a bright future as they explore, learn, and grow through Talent Search.”

There are more than 450 Talent Search programs nationwide serving more than 280,000 students. To learn more about Project Discovery~ Talent Search at WCU. 

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