educational talent search
“One of my greatest accomplishments was to learn about the process of writing the ETS project grant. Without an LASC grant writer, I found myself again, learning on the job without any guidance and taking it all in as a learning experience. With this experience, I am ecstatic to inform you all that the ETS program is being refunded to serve 600 participants.”
ETS is 100% percent funded by the United States Department of Education. The grant is approved to receive $1,440,000 over the next 5 years. I want to thank all LASC employees who assisted in the process, especially unclassified ETS staff members who played an intricate role.
Welcome from the Coordinator
It is truly a pleasure to welcome you to the Los Angeles Southwest College’s Educational Talent Search program website.
Each year, colleges across the globe consider more excellent applicants for freshmen admission than they can possibly admit. Most admission review processes single out from a large and growing pool of academically strong applicants those unique individuals who have demonstrated intellectual curiosity, tenacity, and commitment to community service.
These select applicants are the ones who would contribute the most to a dynamic learning environment; they are also the applicants who would make the most of being immersed in such an environment. Although high school grade point average and standardized test scores are important indicators of academic achievement used in most admission review processes, they only tell part of the story. Talent Search has a charge (mandate) to ensure most participants: complete each grade level, graduate high school, complete rigorous coursework, enroll into a post-secondary educational program, and successfully complete their program within a specified amount of years.
Our country’s future depends heavily on this important charge. So Talent Search encourages student, parent, and guardian participation to ensure student success while providing stimulating learning environments that best prepare leaders-in-the-making for challenges and opportunities.
Please explore this website by clicking the links on the left side of the screen.
We expect that your experience in the Talent Search program will be rewarding, interesting, and one that you will remember for years to come.
Sidney Cosby, M.A.