Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a pre-college program of Sinclair Community College funded by a Federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education that identifies and assists individuals from eligible backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling and holistic support to its participants within targeted schools and works collaboratively with parents/families, school administrators and staff, and community stakeholders to achieve stipulated objectives and empower comprehensive student success.

Mission

The mission of the Sinclair Community College Educational Talent Search Program is to increase the likelihood that participants graduate from high school and go on to enroll in and complete post-secondary education.

Vision

We envision a program that works efficiently to offer high quality services and resources to participants, yields favorable outcomes, and fosters equitable, healthy student development in a positive, encouraging, and engaging environment.

Services
  • Academic, financial, career, and personal counseling
  • Exposure to college campuses, cultural experiences, enrichment opportunities, and academic programs
  • Information on post-secondary education and student financial assistance
  • Assistance with completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance with preparing for college entrance exams and other standardized tests
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessments
  • Tutorial services and academic intervention
  • Mentoring programs and resources
  • Advice about entry or re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs
  • Annual summer enrichment program
  • Supplemental activities and personal development workshops (e.g., study skills, financial literacy, etc.)
  • Workshops for the families of participants
Eligibility

ETS serves students in grades 8 – 12 at Belmont High School, Dunbar Early College High School, Meadowdale High School, and select feeder schools, including Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy, Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, Edwin Joel Brown, Wogaman, and Wright Brothers. The majority of program participants must be prospective first-generation college students who meet federal income guidelines.

Program applications are located at Belmont High School, Dunbar Early College High School, or Meadowdale High School in the respective main offices and onsite ETS offices. Applications are accepted year-round.

Helpful Links

Hours of Operations and Locations

Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Belmont High School – 2615 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420
Dunbar Early College High School – 1400 Albritton Drive, Dayton, OH 45417
Meadowdale High School – 3873 Whitestone Court, Dayton, OH 45416

Tutoring Services

Belmont High School
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dunbar Early College High School & Meadowdale High School
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Staff

Shola Odumade, Project Director | shola.odumade@sinclair.edu | 937-542-6523
Tamala Moore, Program Coordinator/Advisor | Dunbar ECHS, Room 2109 | tamala.moore@sinclair.edu | 937-542-6818
TBD, Program Coordinator/Advisor | Meadowdale 7 – 12, Room 1206 | 937-542-7058
Jacob White, Program Coordinator/Advisor | Belmont HS, Room 2220 | jacob.white6118@sinclair.edu | 937-542-6516
Phyllis Salter, PT Academic Advisor | Dunbar ECHS, Room 2109 | phyllis.salter@sinclair.edu | 937-542-6793