Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists the participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Program Eligibility

An applicant must be a:

Sixth-eighth grader at East Lower School, or ninth-twelfth grader at East Upper High School or Vanguard Collegiate High School

  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Potential first-generation college student (i.e., the residential parent does not have a four-year college degree) or low-income according to federal guidelines