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University of California Davis - Talent Search

  • University of California Davis - Talent Search
  • 285 W. Court Street
    Suite 100
  • Woodland, CA 95695
  • 530.669.8512
  • LaToya Thompson
  • Program Advisor
  • 530.669.8512

Program Description

The UC Davis Educational Talent Search (ETS) program is a federally funded TRIO program that seeks to assist low-income, first generation students in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties. The goal of the program is to provide services that assist students in completing secondary school and enrolling in post secondary institutions.

Success Stories

"I join ETS because I wanted to learn more information about a higher education. I wasn't really sure what continue after I graduate from high school. I knew there were universities and colleges but I didn't know what the steps to enter to a university were. ETS prepared and advised me in reaching my goals in receiving a college education. ETS answered all my questions I had about college; they even helped me picking the correct classes (A-G requirements) that I need to complete in high school before I entered college." --Gabriella Moncada

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
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1360
  • Middle School: 340
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • University of California-Davis