Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Empowering Today's Students

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ETS is a federally funded program designed to assist participants in completing high school and pursuing postsecondary educational or training opportunities.

The program serves over 770 students annually. Two-thirds of all ETS participants must be low-income (according to federal guidelines) and potential first-generation college graduates (neither parent has a college degree). The remaining participants do not have restrictive criteria for their selection.

All ETS participants are recruited from a target area that includes the cities of Hampton and Newport News. Individuals are recruited from area schools, through referrals, and via community agencies. The following Hampton and Newport News schools are approved for recruitment: all high schools and the following middle schools - Syms, Achievable Dream, Hines, Davis, Jones, Eaton, Crittenden, Spratley, Huntington, Andrews, and Booker T. Washington.

Once a member of ETS, students remain a part of the program until they enroll in a postsecondary program or become 27 years of age.

ETS is also funded to assist veterans of any age and those adults (not older than 27 years old) who are looking to enter or reenter postsecondary programs.

  • Educational Talent Search
  • Is an educational program that helps students prepare for postsecondary education or training.
  • Does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability.
  • Uses "taxable" income information from the federal tax form, not the "gross" income information. This means that many middle-income students are eligible for services.

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Hampton University
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Mailing Address:
The Academy Bldg, 2nd Floor
Hampton, VA 23668

(757) 727-5607

(757) 728-6734