Educational Talent Search is a federally funded pre-college program for middle (6th-8th)  and high school (9th-12th) students offered through Woodland Community College. The mission of ETS is to help motivate, support, encourage and expose students to experiences that will enhance their potential to succeed on the secondary level and in a higher education institute of their choice, while also promoting personal growth and cultural diversity. All services are NO COST to participants.

How to Apply

Who is Eligible:

Students who are:

(a) U.S. citizen or permanent resident

(b) Be at least 11 years of age.

(c) Attending one of our participating schools:

Colusa CountyYolo County
Lloyd G. Johnson Jr High SchoolDouglass Middle School
Maxwell Elementary School (6th – 8th grade only)Pioneer High School
Maxwell High School
Pierce High School
Williams Jr/Sr High School

(d) AND You also need to meet ONE or more of the following criteria:

  1. Be a first generation college student (neither parent has received a four-year college degree);
  2. Meet federal low-income guidelines (as determined by the federal government)
Applications:

**Please note: Online applications MUST be completed all at once. You will NOT be able to save and return to the application.

Educational Talent Search Mission

The mission of ETS is to help motivate, support, encourage and expose students to experiences that will enhance their potential to suc­ceed on the secondary level and in a higher education institute of their choice, while also promoting personal growth and cultural diversity.

What ETS Has to Offer:
Program Services

Through the multiple services provided by ETS, we help our students achieve a post-secondary education. We motivate and educate our students with quality information covering multiple educational subjects. Services include but are not limited to tutoring, college visits, and mentoring.

Academic Advising and Assistance

Comprehensive and ongoing assistance with high school course selection. Assistance with major and career exploration, school planning and test preparation.

Academic Support and Tutoring

Study skill workshops, academic advising sessions, and study skills inventories to help students develop their skills and improve their academic performance.

ETS works closely with school sites to ensure students’ tutoring needs are being met by the provided school site resources.

College Preparation

Students will receive informative workshops on college admissions, financial aid, and college enrollment. Assistance with college applications, college admission tests. Students will be introduced to college outreach programs such as EOP, EOP&S and SSS.

Financial Aid Assistance

Assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid literacy workshops. Assistance in applying for scholarships

Culturally Enriched Field Trips

Students have numerous opportunities each year to visit museums, cultural events,  and various college campuses throughout California. Whether it’s a one day tour of UC Davis and Sacramento State or the overnight tours to various campuses, we will make sure they get a real college experience.