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Pensacola State College Educational Talent Search

Program Description

Pensacola State College's TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) strives to increase the number of underrepresented youth who complete high school and then enroll in and complete postsecondary education.

The TRiO ETS program at Pensacola State has been in operation since 1985. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 714 students in Escambia and Santa Rosa County public schools each year.

Educational Talent Search provides numerous services to help students achieve success in middle and high school so they are better prepared for college. Services are free but participation in ETS sponsored activities is required.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 414
  • Middle School: 300
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Alabama A & M University
  • Berry College
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  • Memphis College of Art
  • Mercer University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Spelman College
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • The University of West Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Alabama