Educational Talent Search identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to complete their college education. ETS assists participants in obtaining financial aid along with completing the postsecondary application process. Housed on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, TRiO Programs-Educational Talent Search has been providing services to students in northeast Louisiana for the past thirty years. Currently the program is funded to serve 826 students in twelve schools throughout three parishes.