Educational Talent Search

Program Name: Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Location(s)/Contact Info:

35 Mt. Carmel Street
3rd Floor
Chicopee, MA 01013
(413) 612-0206


The Educational Talent Search program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to motivate and support selected 9th-12th grade students to complete high school and enroll in a college or other postsecondary education program.

Students enrolled in the ETS program receive services such as:

  • Career Advising
    Including: career interest assessment and career exploration, choice and planning.
  • Educational Advising
    Including: study skills, pre-college curriculum information, college admissions, and college entrance exams
  • Financial Aid Advising
    Including: assistance in applying for financial aid, grants, scholarships, and loans
  • Personal Advising and Referrals
    Including: health-related issues, substance abuse prevention, life skills, and other issues that may affect academic performance

Student Activities:

  • One on one academic advising
  • Group meetings
  • Field trips to colleges and cultural events
  • Workshops on a variety of topics

Technology-based Services:

  • Career information and interest assesments
  • College searches
  • College applications
  • College financial aid searches and applications


The Educational Talent Search program eligibility guidelines are as follows:

  • Students who are potential first generation college students or
  • Students with a limited income (150% of federal poverty levels)

Service Area:

Students who attend Springfield Central High School or the High School of Science and Technology