What is ETS?
Description and History
Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded program managed by the U.S. Department of Education. It's objective is to encourage and assist middle school student from low-income families to pursue a postsecondary education.
History of Our Program
In 1990, the CSU, Chico ETS program began serving students in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties. ETS now serves 1,350 students annually.
History of TRIO
ETS is one of 8 TRIO programs that were authorized by the Economic Oportunity Act of 1964 in response to President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Over 1,200 colleges, universities, community colleges and agenices now offer TRIO programs in America. There are 463 ETS programs in the United States serving more than 359,740 students.
Federal TRIO Programs provide outreach and support programs to help low-income, first-generation college students progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. Get a more in-depth explanation and understanding of TRIO programs at the federal goverment's TRIO site.