Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded project designed to motivate, support, and encourage low-income, first generation students to graduate from high school and continue on to a post-secondary school of their choice. ETS is administered by Diablo Valley College. Students from Mt. Diablo Unified School District are preparing for college by participating in ETS. 

      • Visiting colleges
      • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
      • College information and assistance with completing admissions applications
      • Financial aid and scholarships information and application assistance
      • Academic, financial, career counseling including advice on entry to secondary or postsecondary program
      • Tutorial service
      • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
      • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
      • Workshops for the parents of participants
      • Summer program for math, English and college planning

Students must meet program eligibility guidelines, be between the ages of 11 and 27 and have completed the fifth grade.  In any given project year, two-thirds of the participants must be low-income and potential first-generation college students. ETS application forms

ETS provides hands on application assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications. Parents are encouraged to participate in workshops designed to teach them how to support their children through the college admissions process.

Contact Educational Talent Search

Telephone: 925-969-2189  
Office location: SSC Pleasant Hill campus map
Hours: Monday/Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday/Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.