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HEC Educational Talent Search

  • Kevin Todd
  • College & Career Specialist
  • (314) 535-6670

Program Description

The Higher Educational Consortium (HEC) Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) is a pre-collegiate program targeting middle school and high school students. It is designed to motivate and assist students in developing the skills they need to persist and succeed in an education beyond high school.

The Federal TRIO Programs are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to four-year college degrees and beyond.

Once you enroll in TRiO, there is no need to re-enroll each year! We are with you from 6th grade through high school graduation. Read below to see what some of our services include.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 3%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 4%
  • African American: 81%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 648
  • Middle School: 227
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (15)


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Indiana State University
  • Jackson State University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Truman State University