For Parents


what is educational talent search?


ETS is a federally funded program by the Department of Education. It has the goal of helping youth, grades 6th-12th, to complete high school and enroll in an institution of higher education of their choice. ETS provides both group and one-on-one mentor sessions with a pre-college advisor who informs, educates, advises and encourages students on career and college choices.

ETS participants receive educational tutoring, guidance on middle and high school course selection, career counseling, financial aid resources, college and scholarship information. Participants have the opportunity to attend college tours, educational field trips and learn about different career opportunities. We serve eligible students in the Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead, Great Falls and Northern Cheyenne target areas.

Do you have some privacy concerns?


  • Please know that student privacy is very important to the program, and all information provided will be kept confidential per federal guidelines.
  • Student privacy is covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/students.html

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There are lots of benefits for students!


  • Receive fee waivers for in-state college admissions applications and SAT/ACT Testing which could save a student up to $300.
  • Participate in college visits and educational field trips.
  • Receive individual attention and valuable information on colleges, careers, study skills, financial aid, and much more!

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Talent Search is one of the TRiO programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services) created by Congress in 1965 to provide equal opportunity for higher education to all Americans.