ETS (Educational Talent Search)

ETS (Educational Talent Search)

Online Forms:

ETS Parent Letter and Application

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ETS is a TRIO/Talent Search Program. These cost-free programs were created by the United States Congress in 1965 to help encourage qualified students to continue their education. 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.

Services ETS provides include:

  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration
  • Tutoring Connections
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams such as SAT and ACT prep
  • Cultural enrichment activities for participants
  • Self-esteem and personal growth

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 and complete a post-secondary education program.

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.


Educational Talent Search is a 100% federally funded TRIO program at $457,670  by the U.S Department of Education.

The ETS Project serves the following high schools:

Office Contact Information

Vincennes Office 812-888-4298

Evansville Office 812-888-2878

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