About Talent Search
What is Talent Search?
Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally-funded program designed to help underrepresented youth who are low-income, and first in their family to attend and graduate from college. In partnership with our schools, we work with over 500 students in the Ogden School District each year. All students within our target schools in grades 7-12 are welcome to apply. If we are full, we will add you to our waiting list. Although the ETS program is based locally at Weber State University, we help students who are interested in going to any college or university.
To be a part of this program you must maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA while enrolled in the program and have the desire to pursue a post-secondary education in the fall after graduating high school.
How Can We Help
We can help if you worry you don't have money for college. One of the most important services we provide is access to scholarships and apply for financial aid (FAFSA application). There are millions of dollars of free money to use for college and we will help you find it.
We can help if you don't know what you want to study in college. You don't have to have it all figured out right now. We'll explore and explain the variety of careers and college majors that are out there so you can understand your options and narrow down your choices.
We can help, even if you don't have perfect grades. Different colleges and universities have different admissions requirements. You can find one that's the right fit, but start getting prepared for college requirements and college work now. We can also provide referrals to tutoring if you find you need help with any of your high school classes.