What is Educational Talent Search?

University of Northern Iowa Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The goal of ETS is to encourage participants to graduate from high school and to enroll in college. ETS participants are students who demonstrate potential for postsecondary education, but may be lacking resources and knowledge to prepare adequately.

Who Can Participate in Educational Talent Search?

ETS services are available to 6th-12th grade students who attend school in the Waterloo Community School District and the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Two-thirds of participants in ETS must meet income requirements and be first-generation college-bound (meaning neither parent has received a bachelor's degree).