"Our goal is to promote college readiness
and help students as they strive for educational success"
What is Educational Talent Search?
ETS is a federally funded TRiO program established to increase the number of youth that complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education. 2/3 of participants must be potential first-generation college students or low-income. The second goal of ETS is to encourage persons who have not completed high school to reenter and graduate or complete a GED.
Who is served by the Hamilton County ETS program?
600 participants demonstrating academic potential and motivation to succeed in higher education are selected from Brainerd High, Howard High, Orchard Knob Middle, Howard Middle, Chattanooga Middle Museum Magnet, and East Lake Academy of Fine Arts. ETS also provides service or referrals for any Hamilton County resident wanting to reenter high school or complete GED.
Service & Focus
ETS provides academic, career, and financial aid counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the postsecondary school of their choice. Individualized assessment, counseling, and group workshops focus on personal development; self-esteem; tolerance and appreciation of diversity; academic skills; making informed choices; staying on track; career interest; and for high school students college visits. Counselors work one-on-one with students to apply for college and complete financial aid paperwork.
PROVIDING FREE ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE PREPARATION
The TRIO Educational Talent Search program of UTC serves over 500 students each year in Chattanooga area schools. Since first being funded in 2006, Talent Search has helped over 2,000 Hamilton County students achieve their dream of pursuing college education. The goal of Educational Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who comple high school and enroll in an complete their postsecondary education.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Educational Talent Search
615 McCallie Ave. Dept. 6866
Middle school Coordinator (423) 425-5573
High school Coordinator 425-5574
Program Director 425-5572