Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a program federally funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education. ETS provides activities to 800 eligible participants in Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri with services that will help them realize that college is a reality in their future. The emphasis is to provide educational activities which will promote success in school and life.

Eligibility for Educational Talent Search Participants

  • Students currently enrolled in grades 6th-12th
  • Students ages 11-27
  • Students who have dropped out of high school or post-secondary school
  • Veterans – no age restrictions
  • 2/3 of the 800 ETS participants must come from families in which neither parent have earned a Bachelor’s Degree and the family taxable income falls within guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education

Referrals

  • Middle school / High school counselors
  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Students / friends
  • Agency Personnel

TRIO

TRiO is Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and Disabled Americans.

Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America 's economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRiO Programs (initially just three programs). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRiO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

Graceland University TRIO Programs

  • Educational Talent Search
  • Student Support Services
  • Upward Bound