Welcome to Educational Talent Search!


What is ETS?

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a Federally Funded TRIO program that assists Baltimore County Public School System middle and high school students who wish to pursue a college education but feel they are facing financial and other challenges.

ETS provides free resources that will enhance individual academic success/ career awareness, cultural enrichment and personal growth. We offer a variety of services which are available at no cost to eligible students at targeted schools in Baltimore County. A Professional School Counselor at each school serves as the formal point of contact with the ETS Program. Principals at our target schools are generous in providing Talent Search Advisors/Directors the support and flexibility to operate by way of: office space, administrative support from the guidance departments, access to classrooms and computer labs, the use of school facilities and equipment during and after school, and the prerogative to write hall passes and access the students. The goal of the ETS Program is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

To get in touch with a staff member email: talentsearch@umbc.edu or text/call (410) 455-2901.

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