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What does Educational Talent Search do?

For over 40 years, Educational Talent Search has proudly served limited income NH youth. ETS advisors visit schools on a weekly or biweekly schedule, providing career, college and financial aid information and academic advising to students. Specifically, ETS:

  • Provides students with skills and encouragement to graduate from high school
  • Provides students and parents with the preparation and support needed to enroll in postsecondary education
  • Encourages rigorous academic preparation
  • Promotes education success for middle and high school students

To view the curriculum for 6th Grade through high school senior, click appropriate grade level.

What schools does Educational Talent Search serve?

Because of limited federal funding, ETS does not provide services to all schools in New Hampshire. See “About Us” for the schools ETS serves.

What is the student population served by ETS?

First, Educational Talent Search by law is designed to serve limited-income, first generation students. The program is not defined by race, gender, physical challenges or special educational needs; it is defined by limited-income, first generation.

Second, according to federal regulations, ETS “identifies qualified youths with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourages them to complete secondary school and undertake a program of postsecondary education”. The key words are:

  • potential for postsecondary education
  • undertake a program of postsecondary education

ETS students must have the academic ability and commitment to pursue postsecondary education beyond high school. ETS is not a remedial program for high school graduation; rather it is a preparatory program for postsecondary education.

How does a student apply to ETS?

All potential ETS participants must complete an ETS application. Return a completed application to our Durham office. Click here to download a copy of our ETS Application.

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