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Pensacola State College Talent Search

Program Description

Pensacola State College Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) has been serving low income, potential first generation college-bound, 6th-12th grade students since 1985. The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 700 students in Escambia and Santa Rosa County public schools each year.

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
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 50% and 75%

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