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Educational Talent Search

Published or Revised June 15, 2023

Educational Talent Search Field Trip

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is an educational outreach program designed to identify qualified youths with potential for education at the postsecondary level and to encourage such youths to complete secondary school and to undertake a program of postsecondary education.

Educational Talent Search is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education; therefore, services are provided at NO COST to the student. General eligibility requirements include meeting income guidelines and/or being the first in the family to graduate with a four year degree. Selected other students are also encouraged to apply.

ETS at Paris Junior College has assisted Northeast Texas students in grades 7-12 since 1991 and is funded to serve 801 students in twenty seven high schools and four junior highs in Lamar, Red River, Fannin, Hunt, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, and Titus counties.

Services provided by ETS:

  • Academic tutoring
  • Course selection
  • College entrance examination preparation
  • College admissions application assistance
  • Financial aid assistance (grants, loans, work-study, scholarships)
  • Guidance on secondary school reentry
  • Entry into GED programs
  • Financial and economic literacy
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Career exploration
  • Testing fee waivers
  • College tours
  • Cultural enrichments

Interested students with the desire and motivation to continue their education beyond high school may download and complete this application and return it to their school counselor or ETS. All information is kept confidential but must be provided for acceptance in the program.

  • Address: 1400 South Collegiate, Paris, TX (between Clarksville St. & Love Civic Center)
  • Phone: 903-782-0350
  • Fax: 903-782-0795

Talent Search Staff & Participating Schools

Christi Timberlake Barham, Director, 903-782-0350

Regan Anderson, Advisor, 903-782-0351: Bonham, Detroit, Ector, Honey Grove, North Lamar, Frank Stone Middle School, North Hopkins, Trenton

Haley Barnett, Advisor, 903-782-0442: Cumby, Miller Grove, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon, Prairiland HS, Prairiland Junior High, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff

Sara Pierce, Advisor, 903-782-0457: Clarksville, Cooper, Fannindel, Paris HS, Paris Junior High, Rivercrest, Wolfe City

Trinity Hughes, Advisor, 903-782-0349: Avery, Chisum HS, Chisum Middle School, Como-Pickton, Dodd City, Greenville, Sulphur Springs

Robert Spain, Computer Specialist, 903-782-0428