Educational Talent Search (ETS) is one of eight Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) designed to identify and provide services to individuals from underserved backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

In 2016, CSUDH was awarded an ETS 5 year grant to serve students attending Jordan High School, Fremont High School, Bethune Middle School, and Markham Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

ETS aims to inspire, motivate, and empower program participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and navigate their own educational pathways to success. ETS provides academic, career, and financial aid advising and guidance.


Educational Talent Search (ETS) is committed to identifying, motivating, preparing, and supporting low-income, first-generation junior high and high school students for success in college. ETS complements the academic, pre-college, and career guidance of its partner middle and high schools.

The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate college. The goal of ETS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their college education.

ETS Links:
Cecilio Martinez
Interim Program Coordinator
Elizabet Perez

Program Coordinator  

Nasario Vasquez
Associate Director