Talent Development Program Description
The Talent Development Program at the University of Rhode Island serves Rhode Island high school graduates who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. A majority of TD students are students of color. Students admitted to TD have taken the required core academic courses in high school but their overall academic profiles do not make them eligible to be admitted through the regular admission process. TD requires an intensive summer academic program prior to the start of the fall semester. During the TD Summer Program students take university courses and live on campus. TD students who successfully complete the TD Summer Program continue their enrollment at URI in the fall. TD students receive academic and individual support from TD Advisors and mentors, and most receive the need-based Hardge/Forleo Grant. To be considered for the TD Program, students apply for admission to URI indicating their interest in TD, and then are considered through a competitive review process.
What does the travel to freedom look like?
A question such as this cannot be answered alone.
Talent Development needs you to help us answer this question!
Join the TD staff and community as we present “The Pathway to Freedom” an Honors Colloquium on the Talent Development experience – the discussion of the journey that many of us have embarked from urban public education to higher education.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Edwards Auditorium
Reflect on your TD experience
What has your pathway to education looked like?
Will that walk be travelable in the future? How will Talent Development’s pathway change?
Panel moderated by Edward Givens, assistant director of Talent Development and Earl N. Smith III, adjunct professor of Africana Studies and assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
This event is open to the entire URI community and is not limited to Honors Program students.
Take a look at our Talent Development Exit Interview Montage:
Check out our Alumni page to connect with fellow alumni, and see what some of our TD grads are doing now.