Educational Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO Program that identifies and assists qualified youth to succeed in higher education. The program's objectives are:

ETS also provides the following at NO COST to you…

The acceptance requirements are as follows:

  1. You must meet the taxable income eligibility
  2. You must be a first generation college graduate

We serve the following schools in our area:

How to become an Educational Talent Search student participant:

  1. Go to your school counselor and request an application.
  2. Complete the application. Make sure all necessary fields are complete.
  3. Return the application to your school counselor.
  4. The school counselor will review the application and add your transcript.
  5. The counselor will send your application to the ETS department at CACC.
  6. Your application will be reviewed by ETS staff.
  7. If you meet all of the requirements, you will receive a letter congratulating you on becoming an Educational Talent Search student participant.

For more information regarding the Educational Talent Search Program, please contact the ETS office:


Dr. Keonn Nettles

(256) 378-2038


Project Advisor

Anita Mahaffey

(256) 378-2076


Project Assistant

Precious Smith

(256) 378-2077


Seminar Instructor

Teresa Hartsfield

(256) 378-2078