• Program description

    Educational Talent Search (ETS)

    Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a college preparatory program federally funded through the U. S. Department of Education TRIO Programs with Century College sponsorship. The ETS program encourages students to complete high school, assists them in enrolling in a post-secondary educational institution and completing their education.

    Participants and parents receive information on academic, career and college planning, including financial aid resources and applications. Program staff provide grade-level specific workshops and campus visits, and encourage participants to remain focused on their personal academic/career goals.

    ETS is free for participants, and aims at increasing the number of low-income, first-generation students in post-secondary programs.

    Other schools we serve

    Century College Educational Talent Search is in its 19th year of partnership with the St. Paul Public School District and annually serves 664 participants from the following schools:

    • Grades 6-12, in designated St. Paul middle and high schools
    • Battle Creek Middle School
    • Farnsworth Aerospace Upper School
    • Hazel Park Preparatory Academy
    • Harding High School
    • John A. Johnson Senior High School


    How to apply

    Applications are available online, at your participating school, or by calling the Educational Talent Search-TRIO Program office at 651.779.3980. Mail the completed form to:

    Century College
    Educational Talent Search
    3300 Century Avenue North
    White Bear Lake, MN 55110



  • Contact information

    Patty Fischer (Advisor)

    • Work cell: 651-434-1809
    • Hazel Park Ext: 651-293-8970 (45319)
    • Century College ext: 651-747-4079

    Steve (TRIO Flipside Coordinator) 651-779-3967

    Caroline Merkl (Director)            651- 779-3980