Educational Talent Search

ETS is a Talent Search Program. Talent Search programs were created by the United States Congress in 1965 to help encourage qualified students to continue their education. ETS is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $396,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. This program is designed to assist 825 students in target schools in four Southwestern Indiana counties (Greene, Knox, Sullivan, and Vanderburgh) who wish to continue their studies beyond the high school level.

The major goals of the program are to help program participants explore their college and career opportunities and upon high school graduation enter postsecondary education. ETS works with junior/middle school and high school students. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders work to achieve academic success and prepare for high school. Through workshops and individual meetings with ETS advisors and/or tutors, students get an important head start on learning about college and career opportunities.

Junior/Middle school participants will have support and guidance from the program throughout their high school years. Ninth through twelfth grade participants take steps to prepare for college with the help of ETS staff.

All ETS Services are without cost.

**Check out the latest ETS application**

**Attention Seniors:  Check out this website for Indiana state colleges that are waiving the application fees.**

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Educational Talent Search program, through outreach programming in financial, personal, career, and academic advisement, is to assist qualified income-eligible and/or first generation students to re-enter secondary school, complete secondary school, and undertake a program of postsecondary education.

Vision Statement
ETS is committed to all participants to achieve their educational goals. Participants will be equipped with the necessary resources and skills which will enable them to: successfully meet the challenges of the 21st Century, make sound career decisions, and pursue postsecondary opportunities that will enable them to improve their quality of life and to contribute to society.

About Us
Educational Talent Search is a 100% federally funded TRIO program at $396,000 by the U.S Department of Education.

Educational Talent Search identifies and assists individuals from income eligible backgrounds and /or potential first generation students (neither parent has a four- year college degree) 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 the postsecondary school of their choice.

Educational Talent Search also serves students without high school diplomas by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education. The goal of Educational Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from these backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in post secondary education institutions of their choice.

Educational Talent Search Outcomes

High School Graduate- 100% (91% graduated on a rigorous program)  Postsecondary Educational Enrollment--83.5%
High School Graduate- 100% (95% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment--89%

High School Graduate - 100% (91% graduated on a rigorous program)  Postsecondary Educational Enrollment - 87%

High School Graduate - 100% (82% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Education Enrollment - 84%
2011 – 2012
High School Graduate - 99% (85% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Education Enrollment - 81%
2010 - 2011
High School Graduate - 99% Postsecondary Education Enrollment - 84%
2009 - 2010
High School Graduate - 97% Postsecondary Education Enrollment - 85%

Office Contact Information
Vincennes Office 812-888-4298
Evansville Office 812-888-2878

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