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University of Pennsylvania TRIO Educational Talent Search


The Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a free program that offers a full range of hybrid activities and interventions designed to promote college access, including counseling and workshops on goal setting, decision-making, career exploration, academic planning, college selection, scholarship searches, personal finance, digital literacy, and financial aid, to first generation, low income, Philadelphia students attending 6th – 12th grade.


The program is currently accepting applications from 6th – 12th graders at the following Philadelphia area schools:

• Parkway West
• The Workshop High School
• John Bartram High School
• Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
• Thomas Edison High School
• Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School
• Robert E. Lamberton School
• Middle Years Alternative School (MYA)
• John F. Hartranft School