ETS (Educational Talent Search)

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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.

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.

Funding

Educational Talent Search is a 100% federally funded TRIO program at $442,193  by the U.S Department of Education.

Educational Talent Search Outcomes

2017-18

High School Graduate- 99% (91% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment- 76%

Postsecondary Attainment- 52%

2016-2017

High School Graduate- 99% (93% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment- 80%

2015-2016

High School Graduate- 100% (91% graduated on a rigorous program)  Postsecondary Educational Enrollment--83.5%

2014-2015

High School Graduate- 100% (95% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment--89%

2013-2014

High School Graduate - 100% (91% graduated on a rigorous program)  Postsecondary Educational Enrollment - 87%

The ETS Project serves the following high schools:

Office Contact Information

Vincennes Office 812-888-4298

Evansville Office 812-888-2878