Educational Talent Search is a program created in 1965 by the United States Congress to encourage qualified students to continue their education. Now, more than 300,000 Educational Talent Search participants are being served nationwide. Funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $363,362 for 2021-2022, Delaware Technical Community College’s Educational Talent Search program is sponsored by Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus. This program is designed to assist 655 students in four Sussex County school districts (Indian River, Laurel, Seaford, and Woodbridge) who wish to continue their studies beyond the high school level. The major goals of the program are to help participating students explore college and career opportunities and, after high school graduation, enter a form of postsecondary education appropriate for each student.
Educational Talent Search works with middle school and high school students. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders work to achieve academic success and prepare for high school. Through workshops and individual meetings with Educational Talent Search Student Enrichment Coordinators, program participants get an important head start on learning about college and career opportunities. Middle school participants will have support and guidance from the program throughout their high school years. Ninth through twelfth grade participants take steps to prepare for college application and admission including identifying sources of funding with the help of Educational Talent Search Program staff.
ALL PROGRAM SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE