Educational Talent Search (Hammond)

We provide academic, career and financial counseling, encouraging participants to graduate from high school and continue on to complete their post-secondary education.

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  • Two-thirds of our Educational Talent Search (ETS) participants must be low-income (according to federal guidelines) and first generation (neither parent has a four-year degree).
  • The remaining of our participants are considered discretionary and do not have to meet the restrictive criteria of the two-thirds TS participants.
  • Individuals, sixth grade to adult, are encouraged to apply for program services.

Our Services

  • Academic, financial, career and personal counseling
  • Advice about entry or re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services on-site and online
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants


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Federally Funded by the US Department of Education

For fiscal year 2022-2023, $412,179 of federal dollars are being used to fund the Educational Talent Search Program at Purdue University Northwest. The program is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education.