Educational Talent Search - Staff

What is Educational Talent Search (ETS)?

Funded through the Higher Education Act of 1965, Educational Talent Search is a Department of Education program designed to identify, prepare, and assist first generation students (as well as “stop-outs” who wish to return to college) with preparing for college and applying for college admission and financial aid.

Who can be a member of Educational Talent Search?

Any student who is first generation, that is; does not have a parent or guardian in the home who has completed a Bachelor's Degree (4 years), is eligable to be a ETS. ETS students must also have the ability to success in education beyond high school. The ETS program also uses financial information to further determine eligibility.

What services does ETS provide?

ETS works with students in small group and individual sessions to provide early college and career awareness activities, career and academic counseling, exposure to college campuses, assistance with college entrance preparation, and financial aid and college admissions application assistance. ETS students may also be eligible for SAT, ACT, and college admission fee waivers.

What schools does ETS serve?

ETS counselors work in Alleghany, Bath, Covington, Parry McCluer, and Rockbridge High Schools, as well as Clifton Middle School, Maury River Middle School, Parry McCluer Middle School and Rockbridge Middle School.

How can I join Educational Talent Search?

Students and parents must fill out an ETS application. The application can be obtained from any ETS counselor, the school Guidance Office, or by calling the ETS office in Rockbridge at 463-6644 or at DSLCC at 863-2874. The application can also be downloaded here.