Services & Eligibility

Project services include (serving Kent and Ottawa counties):

  • Available by appointment: Career and academic advising- call office to schedule 616.331.7110
  • Assistance with admissions and financial aid applications, and scholarship information
  • Application fee waivers to schools, GED, and ACT tests (MUST be income-eligible)
  • Administration and evaluation of career interest inventories
  • College visits and campus tours, cultural event field trips
  • Referrals to other agencies/programs
  • Tutoring for middle school students at target schools only
  • Referrals to GED completion programs
  • Tutor referral
  • Referral to financial literacy programs
  • College prep awareness activities

Educational Talent Search can serve persons who:

  1. Are low-income and/or first-generation college students (custodial parent[s] did not graduate from a 4-year college or university)
  2. Are interested in attending or returning to a 4-year college or university.
  3. Are in target schools (Priority Given)
  4. Are U.S. citizen or permanent residency status legal.
  5. Have completed the 5th grade or at least 11 years of age
  6. Have college potential (recommended 2.0 GPA) or other assessment tool -- Grade reports, test scores, attendance records, counselor recommendations may be requested.

Application Process:

  1. Ask a TRIO ETS advisor or the TRIO ETS office for an application if you attend a target school.
  2. Return a completed application to your school office, your TRIO ETS advisor or the TRIO  ETS office.
  3. You will be contacted by your TRIO ETS advisor regarding your status. If you have completed your application and do not know your status, please call our office at 331-7110.
  4. Students at target schools who are low-income and first generation in grades 6th-12th are given first priority into the program. Others will be considered if the program is not filled to capacity.

Target Grand Rapids Public Schools Include:

  • Burton Middle School
  • Riverside Middle School
  • Westwood Middle School
  • Innovation Central High School
  • Ottawa Hills High School
  • Union High School



510 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495

Phone (616) 331-7110; Fax (616) 331-7115

Page last modified June 27, 2017