Educational Talent Search

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  • TRiO Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program offered through Palomar College in partnership with EUSD and EUHSD
  • The purpose of ETS is to identify, select and assist low-income and potential first-generation students to continue in and to graduate from secondary school and enroll in a post secondary educational program.
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Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded TRiO program sponsored by Palomar College. 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. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. 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.

Educational Talent Search is funded by the United States Department of Education from 2011-2016.

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Requirements for Eligibility

  • Attend one of target schools or reside in the target area.

  • Have completed the fifth grade or be at least 11 years old and not older than 27 years old.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • Show potential for future success in college or vocational school.

  • Need encouragement from the program to do their best in school.

  • Agree to commit and actively participate in the program activities.

  • Complete an ETS aplication and submit necessary income verification information