Colleges and universities know that there are talented students everywhere, but finding them and steering them toward a rewarding academic career has often been a challenge.

That search just got a little easier at Gannon University thanks to a $1.2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The grant will support Gannon University’s GO College Talent Search Program to identify and assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds from Erie’s Strong Vincent High School and two of its feeder elementary schools, Harding and Pfeiffer-Burleigh

Through the program, students who have the potential to succeed in higher education will receive academic, career and financial counseling that encourages them to graduate from high school, attend and complete their postsecondary education.

Read more in the latest issue of Gannon Magazine.