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What is the Total Action for Progress Project Discovery Program?

Project Discovery is designed to stimulate first-generation college-bound students through information and encouragement. Activities include cultural workshops, guidance in class selection, SOL and SAT preparatory classes, workshops in both financial aid and college life, and college campus tours.

Project Discovery s curriculum offers students a place to define and build their character and their self-esteem through relationships established with one another and their Program Specialist.

What areas does this program serve?

Services are provided to middle and high school students in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, Botetourt, Covington and the Alleghany.

Are there any costs for this program?

There is no cost to approved clientele for this program. SAT fee waivers, college fee waivers, and Project Discovery scholarship opportunities are available, as well as assistance from other qualifying scholarships.

How can I access services?

The Center for Educational Opportunities is located at 108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 306 in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Scott Liptrap at (540) 767-6220. You may also contact us via email by using the "Contact" button at the bottom of this page.

To apply for program, please complete the application on the Virginia Project Discovery website.

Am I eligible for this service?

Referrals come from parents, counselors, family members and friends. There are income guidelines for eligibility; however, waivers are available for a small percentage of enrollees. To learn more about eligibility, please visit

Your donations are necessary to make this program possible.

Community Partnerships and Funding

Project Discovery receives support from the State Department of Education and the College Access Grant Program.