Educational Talent Search Activities
College visits: Kent State, Shawnee State, Hocking College, Ohio University, Otterbein University, Capital University, DeVry, Bowling Green University, University of Akron, Marietta College, Marshall University, The Ohio State University, Denison University, Muskingum University, Kent State University, Wittenberg University, University of Cincinnati, Miami University, University of Findlay, Ashland University, Ohio Northern University, Xavier University, Wright State University, The College of Wooster, The Ohio State University ATI, Zane State, Wheeling Jesuit University and Washington State Community College.
College experiences: tours, meals in a college dining hall, campus events including basketball, football, and ice hockey games and theater productions
Cultural trips: Chicago, Washington D.C. Cleveland and New York City Cultural experiences: Pittsburgh Pirates baseball ,Carnegie Science Center, U.S. Air Force Museum, Ohio State Fair, Great Lakes Science Center, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio Caverns, C.O.S.I., Wheeling Nailers Hockey, West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville, and Cleveland Indians baseball.
Family events: Family game night, end of the year blast aboard the Valley Gem
Student leadership opportunities: State and regional student leadership conferences in Columbus, Ohio and Fontana, Wisconsin
Who may participate in ETS?
U.S. citizens ages 12-27, who show a desire to attend a college of their choice are eligible for the program. Students must meet one or both of the following criteria:
- Neither parent has earned a bachelor’s (four year) degree
Their family’s income does not exceed the federal guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
- Attend school in the following school districts: Belpre, Caldwell, Eastern, Fort Frye, Frontier, Marietta, Meigs, Morgan, Warren and Washington County Career Center.
Educational Talent Search Services
- College, university and vocational school information
- Assistance in selecting, applying to and enrolling in college
- Contacts with college representatives
- College field trips
- College orientation programs
- Study skills, decision-making and goal-setting workshops
- Financial Aid workshops for parents and students
- Assistance in applying for financial aid (grants, scholarships, work study and student loans)
- Career information and exploration