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MSU Talent Search Programs awarded federal grant funds

Morehead State’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) programs have received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to continue their mission through 2026.  

MSU has two Talent Search Programs. The Talent Search Programs at Morehead State University will serve a target of 1,677 middle and high school students in 12 of the 22 county Service Region over the next five years. Those counties are Bath, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Johnson, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe.  

The primary goal of Educational Talent Search is to encourage students to complete high school and develop academic skills to ensure their success in college. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages people who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education.  

“The Talent Search Programs at Morehead State University has provided services to thousands of low-income, first-generation participants in our service region. “We are thrilled to be able to continue to encourage and support students to graduate from high school and enroll in and complete college,” said Program Director Sharon Williams.  

To learn more about ETS programs at MSU, visit, email Williams at or call 606-783-2977.