Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded program that provides information and support to help individuals achieve academic success.

The ETS programs identify and assist individuals (between 11 and 27 years of age) who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

No Cost

There is no cost to the individuals or their families to participate in any of the programs and services.

Serving Students & Adults

ETS serves students in grades 6 through 12 as well as adults under the age of 27. 

Adults served by the program must be one of the following: high school or GED graduates wishing to continue their education, persons who did not complete high school wishing to obtain a high school equivalency certificate or high school diploma, or persons who left a college or vocational training program before completion and wish to resume their education.

Services and Programs

ETS offers a variety of services to prepare individuals for post-secondary, educational success.

Student Services

  • Academic Advising
  • Interest Inventories
  • Career Counseling
  • Tutoring

College Awareness

  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Assistance with College Admissions Applications
  • College Fair Visits
  • College Campus Tours
  • MAC Computer Lab and Library Access
  • Scholarship Information

Study Skills

  • Test Taking Strategies
  • ACT Preparation
  • ACT Practice Test

Cultural Trips

  • Museums
  • Plays
  • Team Building
  • Art Exhibits
  • Historical Sites
  • Natural History & Ecology
  • St. Louis Symphony

Other Services of Offered

  • ACT Fee Waiver (2 per student – 1 given during 11th grade and 1 given during 12th grade)
  • College Admissions Fee Waiver
  • PLAN Test Reimbursement
  • COMPASS Exam Fee Waiver

Reaching goals doesn't have to be a solo effort.  ETS is here to help.

Enjoy a bright future while reaching for the stars with Educational Talent Search!

Resources

College Board - Your inside source for college planning tools and advice. Find everything you need to connect to colleges and universities as well as scholarships and financial aid.

Fafsa.ed.gov - U.S. Department of Education's student aid Web site, your "one-stop shop" for up-to-date and accurate data on federal aid available to help you pay for college.

FastWeb.com - Find college financial aid, conduct a scholarship search with our scholarship search engine, and get the money you need to pay for college at FastWeb.

FinAid.org - The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information about student financial aid.

HispanicFund.org - The Hispanic College Fund provides talented and underprivileged Hispanic youth with vision, mentors, resources and scholarships.

SallieMae.com - Apply online for federal and private student loans, consolidate student loans; financial aid and scholarship information for college, graduate school and continuing education.

SuperCollege.com - Free database of thousands of scholarships, college and university search, admissions and financial aid secrets, advice for parents, support forums, books, and more.

UNCF.org - The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest, oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization.

CampusTours.com - The worldwide leader in virtual college tours and academic multimedia, working with hundreds of colleges and universities since 1997.

College.gov - This site is being built by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. in collaboration with students to help you reach your college dream.

CollegeAnswer.com - Learn how to pay for college on SallieMae College Answer: Scholarship Search, College Costs, Savings Plans, Options for Paying, Financial Aid.

CollegeBound.net - Request information from the nation's top colleges and universities.

CollegeToolKit.com - College Toolkit's One-Stop College & Scholarship Resource allows students to find and apply for scholarships, search through a database of more than 4,000 colleges, and explore 900 careers all in one location. It is one of the most comprehensive sites for life after high school... and everything on the site is free for students to use.

Colleges.com - Offers a free college search, scholarships, college rankings, online education, financial aid and other education resource tools for students.

www.ed.gov/thinkcollege - The Think College web site has been designed to provide information on educational opportunities beyond high school for learners of all ages.

www.encarta.msn.com/encnet/departments/college - College resources from Microsoft.

GoCollege.com - GoCollege - The number one college bound web site on the Internet

Lunch-Money.com - Take advantage of the most comprehensive site for life after high school, including expert articles on college and financial aid and interactive calculators.

Mapping-Your-Future.org - Bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.

MyCollegeGuide.org - My College Guide offers advice for getting into college, college admissions, surviving college, and navigating the college search process.

Petersons.com - A leading provider of live, online and print educational solutions for students, families, schools and educators in the areas of test preparation, college and graduate school admissions, financial aid and career guidance.

SparkNotes - Offers a variety of information from preparing for the ACT to finding and paying for college

Xap.com - College advice, college admission applications, pay for college, financial aid, scholarships, apply online for admission, online applications at Xap.

Mineral Area College www.mineralarea.edu

Truman College - http://www.truman.edu/

Missouri State University - http://www.missouristate.edu/

Missouri University of Science and Technology - http://www.mst.edu/

St. Louis University - http://www.slu.edu/index.xml

University of Missouri – Mizzou - http://www.missouri.edu/

Southeast Missouri State - SEMO - http://www.semo.edu/

College of the Ozarks - http://www.cofo.edu/

Drury University - http://www.drury.edu/

My College Options - Getting in to college is easier and more fun with My College Options. Free college planning program with millions of members

ActStudent.org - America's most widely accepted college entrance exam and more! ACT provides educational and career planning for students and teachers at every level.

CollegeBoard.com - Learn more about College Board programs that increase access to college and opportunity. Get ready for the SAT with official practice tests and questions. Get the latest information on more than 3,600 colleges and universities.

Number2.com - Free ACT Prep, GRE Prep, SAT Prep. Access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions.

Petersons.com - The most comprehensive Web resource on education and careers. We'll help you research and connect to the school, camp, college...

PrincetonReview.com- Explore schools and careers, prepare for standardized tests and entrance exams, research scholarships and financial aid options...

SparkNotes.com - SparkNotes.com exists to help students learn and practice basic skills, write a paper, study for a test and achieve their academic goals.

StudyHall.com - A free online sat test preparation center for free psat prep courses, improving memory skills, providing speed reading programs for sat...

CareerKey.org

My Cool Jobs - At mycooljob.org, teens can explore various career choices, and what they might want to be or do someday.

Occupational Outlook Handbook  A classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes a description of the work, training and education.

O*NET OnLine - The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

The Princeton Review - Explore schools and careers, prepare for standardized tests and entrance exams, research scholarships and financial aid options and more.

Mapping-Your-Future - Information about planning your career and educational goals.

Career Ship  CareerShip is a free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students.

www.XAP.com - Xap Corporation’s comprehensive Mentor education and career websites efficiently guide students through the college and career preparation process. But more than just offering student-friendly college search tools and easy online applications, Xap delivers useful professional tools for high school counselors, post-secondary admissions officers, and partners to effectively level the playing field for prospective students and their families.