The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at UNLV is funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of increasing the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. The ETS program works with students in grades 7th through the 12th. ETS also encourages individuals who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education.
Typically ETS students are first-generation potential college students (neither parent received a four year college degree) with limited income, and a strong desire to attend college. Our participants receive a wide range of free services and participate in scholastic, cultural and enrichment activities.
ETS counselors provide services to TRIO students at various target schools within the Clark County School District. Staff members work collaboratively with the school administrators counselors, teachers, parents and community organizations throughout the school year.
The mission of the Educational Talent Search Program is to identify disadvantaged youth with potential for post-secondary education, encourage them to continue in and graduate from secondary schools and to enroll in postsecondary education programs. In addition, Educational Talent Search encourages high school dropouts to return to school.