Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a free national program that educates students in grades 6-12 about about college readiness and career options. WSCC sponsors the local ETS program and we have a team of advisors who meet with students during the school day at targeted schools. They provide academic, career, and financial counseling designed to encourage students to graduate from high school and continue on to college.

The program serves more than 800 students in the following districts:

  • Belpre
  • Caldwell
  • Eastern
  • Fort Frye
  • Frontier
  • Marietta
  • Meigs
  • Morgan
  • Warren
  • Washington County Career Center
Eligibility

There are some specific criteria to be eligible.

  1. You must attend school in the following school districts: Belpre, Caldwell, Eastern, Fort Frye, Frontier, Marietta, Meigs, Morgan, Warren or Washington County Career Center.
  2. You must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Neither parent has earned a bachelor's (four year) degree; OR
    • Your family's income does not exceed the federal guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education.
  3. You must truly desire to pursue your college dreams and make a sincere commitment to participate fully in the program.
How to apply

Talk to your high school guidance counselor and ask for an application.

Fill it out and send it directly to us. You can send it via snail mail, email, FAX or drop it by our office located in the WSCC Library:

Educational Talent Search
Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, Ohio 45750
FAX: 740.373.7496
Email: dmuntz@wscc.edu

What we do

We want you to make sure you’re ready to go to college so we we provide lots of services to make sure you’re on the right track. We give you:

  • College, university and vocational school information
  • Assistance in selecting, applying, and enrolling in college
  • Contacts with college representatives
  • College field trips (including campus tours and visits for fun activities)
  • 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
  • Cultural trips
  • Leadership opportunities (including state and regional student leadership conferences)
  • Newsletters
ETS Financial Aid Information

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most important websites you should visit if you’re looking for money to pay for college. This isn’t a comprehensive list, but it is a good starting place.

General Scholarships

http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.brokescholar.com/
http://www.schoolsoup.com/

State Grants and Scholarships

http://regents.ohio.gov/sgs/
http://scholarships.com

Financial Aid Links

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
http://www.finaid.org/
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/

Local Scholarships

High Schools

Belpre High School (Click "BHS Testing and Scholarship and Other Class Level Information", then click "New Scholarship Info 2011-2012")
Caldwell High School
Fort Frye High School (Click Scholarships)
Frontier High School (Click "Guidance")
Marietta High School (Click Scholarships)
Meigs High School
Morgan High School
Warren High School (Click Guidance Department, Scholarships)
Washington County Career Center (Click Dollars for Scholars)

Colleges

Marietta College
Ohio Valley University
Washington State Community College
West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Foundations

Marietta Community Foundation
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
Washington State Community College Foundation

WSCC’s Educational Talent Search is among eight programs in the Federal TRIO Program that is funded entirely by an annual grant of $396,000 from the US Department of Education.

Donna Muntz

Director of College Access & ETS
740-885-5660
dmuntz@wscc.edu

Brandi Koscho

Assistant Director of ETS
740-885-5658
bkoscho@wscc.edu

Nicole Kuhn

Tutor/Mentor Coordinator of ETS
740-885-5659
nkuhn@wscc.edu

Sarah Miller

Program Assistant ETS
740-568-1924
smiller2@wscc.edu

Josh Work

Educational Advisor of ETS
740-885-5708
jwork@wscc.edu

For more information contact:

Donna Muntz
Director of College Access & ETS
740.885.5660
dmuntz@wscc.edu