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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Educational Talent Search

Program Information

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/ets/program.html

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education and is in its twenty-seventh year at Minnesota State University, Mankato. ETS is designed to identify low-income, first-generation potential college students and encourage them to complete secondary education and undertake a program of postsecondary education. As well as providing support for students currently enrolled in high school, the program also provides help for people who have dropped out of high school or college and wish to return.

Students Served

Six hundred fifty-eight students from 14 schools in south central Minnesota participate in the ETS program. The students range from grade 6 to grade 12.

Schools currently served:

  • Butterfield-Odin (7-12)                                               Central High
  • Fairmont (7-12)                                                         Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (7-12)                         
  • Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial (7-12)                      Madelia (7-12)                                                         
  • Mankato East (9-12)                                                  Maple River (6-12)                                                   
  • Mountain Lake (7-12)                                                 New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (7-12)         
  • Sleepy Eye Public (7-12)                                            St. James (7-12)                                                      
  • Truman (7-12)                                                            United South Central (7-12) 

Objectives

  • Enhance students' personal, cultural, social and academic awareness and development.

  • Assist students with early career and educational planning.

  • Create awareness of career and educational opportunities.

  • Inform and educate participants about postsecondary educational requirements.

  • Provide support and preparation assistance for college readiness testing, such as the ACT.

  • Inform students about the availability of financial aid for postsecondary educational opportunities and assist in the process of securing such aid.

  • Provide enrichment opportunities to further the potential of students.

How to Get Involved

Six hundred fifty-eight students from 14 schools in south central Minnesota participate in the MSU, Mankato ETS program. The students range from grade 6 to grade 12. ETS serves students from families in which neither parent has completed a four-year degree (first generation potential college students) and/or families living on limited incomes, meeting all of the federal eligibility guidelines. Two-thirds of all participants must meet both criteria. Check with your counselor for an application or download by [PDF] clicking here (96 KiB)!

For further information, check out the Services page.

Funding

Funding is granted by the U. S. Department of Education. $297,572 has been allocated for 2013-2014 School Year.