The Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program at the University of California, Riverside was recently re-funded by the U.S. Department of Education to continue to provide services to four high schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District: Arroyo Valley, Pacific, San Bernardino, and San Gorgonio for the next five years. ETS is part of the TRiO Programs that were established by the Higher Education Act of 1965 and has as its goal to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.
The program has been providing services to these schools for almost 10 years but will now continue providing such services as academic advising, field trips, campus visits and will for the first time also provide students with the opportunity to participate in a summer residential program at UCR. Services to students are completely free but students must qualify to be a part of ETS. All four high schools will be hosting recruitment orientations this fall to select freshmen and sophomores who are interested in joining ETS and the goal is to provide services to approximately 600 students (150 students per high school). Eligibility criteria as set by the U.S. Department of Education includes, being a potential first-generation college student (neither parent has graduated from a post-secondary institution in the U.S.), be from a low-income background (as defined by the Department of Education), be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a desire to pursue a college degree. Students must also have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
For more information, please contact the Office of TRiO Programs at UC Riverside at