Educational Talent Search Program

First Generation College Student LogoHigh School Students: Get the Mentoring You Need

Eligible high school students in the Joliet district can take part in the Education Talent Search (ETS Trio) program. All participants receive mentorship as they plan for their life after high school.  Approximately 500 youth participate in this federally funded program each year. Benefits of this program include:

  • Personalized advising and mentoring
  • College and career exposure
  • Academic support
  • And much more!

Trio Logo Educational Talent SearchEligibility and Requirements

To participate, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

You must have one of the following:

  • A documented disability
  • A family household income that meets guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Be a potential first generation college student (your parents/adoptive parents or legal guardians have not received a bachelor's degree)

Apply to the ETS Program

Educational Talent Search Application

How We Can Help

  • Services Offered to ETS Students

    Academic Support

    • Tutoring
    • Help with selecting high school courses
    • Help with growing study skills

    Career Exploration Workshops (see our events section below)

    • Resume Building
    • College Prep
    • College Visits
    • Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance

    Personal Development

    • Leadership skills
    • Cultural Enrichment opportunities
    • Community Service 


    • College planning
    • Test prep
    • Financial Aid & Financial Literacy
    • Scholarships

  • Schools Served

    The Educational Talent Search program primarily serves high school students at Joliet Township, Joliet Central and Joliet West. 

  • Financial Resources