We identify and assist individuals primarily from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Our program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to a postsecondary institution of their choice. Educational Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education. The goal of Educational Talent Search is to assure that more youth from disadvantaged backgrounds will complete high school, enroll in postsecondary institutions of their choice and then complete their postsecondary education.

There is no cost to enroll in the TRIO Educational Talent Search program.


  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling
  • Advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutor services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Assistance in completing:
    • college admissions applications
    • financial aid applications
    • scholarship applications
  • ACT exam preparation and registration
  • Study skills development
  • College orientation and success activities