ETS Program

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Who is eligible for the Talent Search Program?

  • High school students who attend Hillcrest High School
  • Middle school students grades 6th – 8th who attend Prairie Hills or Southwood
  • Students who come from what’s considered as low-income families (Criteria Here)
  • First generation students (neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree)
  • Students who desires to attend college after high school

What Service Does Talent Search Provide?

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling
  • Advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Connection to tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants

How Do I Apply?

Please complete the interest form by clicking here. Please note that submitting an interest form and/or application does not guarantee admission into the Talent Search Program.

Interest Form