UC Clermont

Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) partners with select Brown, Clermont and Clinton County schools to identify students who are considering college.

We provide educational and support services to help students complete high school, enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

ETS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and offered locally by UC Clermont College since 1995. All program services are provided free to students in participating schools.

Who is eligible?

  • Students in grades 6-12 at participating schools
  • First generation in your family to go to college
  • Meet federal income guidelines

Participating Schools

  • Batavia Middle School
  • Batavia High School
  • Bethel-Tate Middle School
  • Bethel-Tate High School
  • Blanchester Middle School
  • Blanchester High School
  • Clermont Northeastern Middle School
  • Clermont Northeastern High School
  • Felicity-Franklin Middle School
  • Felicity-Franklin High School
  • Goshen High School
  • Grant Career Center
  • New Richmond Middle School
  • New Richmond High School
  • Western Brown/Mt. Orab Middle School
  • Western Brown High School
  • Williamsburg Middle School
  • Williamsburg High School

Services provided by ETS include:

  • Academic, financial aid and admissions advising
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Academic tutoring
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • College campus visits
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams (ACT/SAT)
  • Special activities for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students
  • Financial Literacy workshops for the families of participants

How to apply for ETS

Ask your school guidance counselor for an application or call the ETS office at 513-558-7432 to have an application packet mailed to your home, then complete and mail the application to our office at:

TRIO Grant Programs
4424 Aicholtz Rd, Suite C
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Links to apply online



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James R. Cullen



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Tammy McCall

Executive Staff Assistant


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Irene Allard



Bethel-Tate Middle and High School, Felicity-Franklin Middle and High School, Williamsburg Middle and High School

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Shari Taylor



Batavia Middle and High School, Clermont Northeastern Middle and High School, Goshen High School

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Pam Nobles



Grant Career Center, New Richmond Middle and High School

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Brenda Knorr

Academic Tutor


Program Updates During COVID-19

Dear Educational Talent Search Participants and Families,

The past year and a half have been challenging and confusing as we’ve adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please know we are still here to support you in attaining your educational goals.

Most schools are now allowing your Talent Search Advisor and Tutor to meet with students in schools again, and we hope to resume our college visits in the spring of 2022.

Interested Applicants

We are currently still accepting applications for our program! If any of your friends are interested in applying to be part of Educational Talent Search, they can apply on our website (see "links to apply online," above), or we will mail them an application.


Your UC Clermont ETS family is here to support you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

If you have any questions, please call or email (include your name, the school you attend and your current grade).



James R. Cullen,

Talent Search & Upward Bound Academic Director