Educational Talent Search (Pre-College)

High School Component

We want to share some exciting news regarding two of our TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) seniors, Yoselyn Cervantes and Alberto Mendoza. They have been announced as Gates Millennium Scholars!!! This is a very prestigious award that among other services, will completely cover their educational expenses from undergraduate through doctoral programs. This award is truly a testament to these students’ hard work and dedication to their educational aspirations, and as first-generation and low-income students, this award will certainly assist and motivate them to continue to pursue their educational endeavors. We, the ETS staff, feel very honored to be able to serve our community by providing essential pre-college services to our under-represented students and their families.


***Napa County Hispanic Network Scholarship Recipients***

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Joselyn Cervantes, Alberto Mendoza, Patricia Ayala, Jose Solano, Ana Ortiz



Educational Talent Search is currently serving students in the following high schools in the Napa Valley Unified School District:

Vintage High School & Napa High School



As an ETS student you will benefit from the following program services:

    • Essential skills workshops such as college awareness, study skills, career planning, and academic services.
    • Academic Counseling.
    • Registration assistance and fee waivers available for required college admissions tests such as SAT and ACT.
    • College, financial aid and scholarship application assistance.
    • Tutoring Assistance (TBA)
    • Fieldtrips to college campuses, universities and cultural events.

 As a high school student, you will be required to:

    • Participate in ETS workshops and activities.
    • Maintain a minimum  2.5 GPA or above.
    • Enroll in appropriate college preparatory, AP  or Honors classes.
    • Pass the California High School Exit Exams (CAHSEE).
    • Complete Financial Aid (FAFSA) application and provide a  copy to the ETS Program.
    • Upon graduation from high school, Seniors are expected to have applied and enrolled in a college or university, and need to provide a copy of enrollment verification to the ETS Program.