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.
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.
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.
ETS serves students in grades 7 – 12 in the Dayton Public Schools District at Belmont High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Meadowdale Career Technology Center, Edwin Joel Brown Middle School, Wogaman Middle School, and Wright Brothers Middle School. The program also serves students in grades 6 – 12 in the Northridge Local Schools District at Northridge High School and Northridge Middle School. 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, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Meadowdale Career Technology Center, and Northridge High School in the respective main offices and onsite ETS offices. Students may also apply online by selecting respective buttons below. Applications are accepted year-round.
Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shola Odumade - Project Director, Belmont HS Room 1219
O: 937-542-6535 | C: 937-307-8733
Jason Carr - Program Coordinator/Advisor, Dunbar HS, Room 1114-E
O: 937-542-6818 | C: 937-307-2957
Lisa Hubbard - Program Coordinator/Advisor, Meadowdale CTC, Room 1224
O: 937-542-7085 | C: 937-307-9132
Hannah Zickgraf - Program Coordinator/Advisor | Belmont HS, Room 1220
O: 937-542-6478 | C: 937-307-3546
Phyllis Salter - PT Academic Advisor | Belmont HS, Room 1220
O: 937-542-6478 | C: 937-371-5549
Gerard Williams, II - Administrative Assistant | Sinclair College, Building 19-103 F
O: 937-512-5185 | C: 937-371-7148
Tamala Moore - Project Director | Northridge HS, Main Office
O: 937-275-7469 ext. 2141| C: 937-417-2520
Jason Wong - Program Coordinator/Advisor | Northridge HS, Main Office
O: 937-275-7469 ext. 2141| C: 937-417-2454
Maureen Byam - PT Administrative Assistant | Sinclair College, Building 19-103 D
O: 937-512-2285. ext. 2141| C: 937-417-2923