The federal government mandates that two-thirds of the students served by Educational Talent Search (ETS) must be low-income and first generation.  Participants must be  U.S. citizens, permanent residents or provide evidence from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of their intent to become permanent residents. ETS will give special consideration to students who will be the first in their families to achieve a four-year college degree and meet certain income requirements. Students must demonstrate academic potential and be motivated to succeed in reaching their educational goals.

Students in the target schools listed below are welcome to apply.

  • Auburndale High School
  • Bartow High School
  • Bartow Middle School
  • Boone Middle School
  • Fort Meade Middle-Senior High School
  • Frostproof Middle-Senior High School
  • Haines City High School
  • Kathleen High School
  • Kathleen Middle
  • Mulberry High School
  • Mulberry Middle
  • Stambaugh Middle
  • Winter Haven High School

To apply or obtain an application, see the Related Info section on the right. For further information, please call 863.297.1097 or email ETS Director Pedro A. Rodriguez at prodriguez@polk.edu.

Polk State College is committed to and encourages equal opportunity/equity/access for its programs, services and activities.