Purdue Calumet hosts Educational Talent Search info session Thursday (9/27)

Prospective college students and their parents are invited to attend an informational event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday (9/27) to learn more about educational opportunities for low income and first generation students.

Hosted by Purdue University Calumet’s Educational Talent Search program, the Open House and Parent Information Forum will be held in Room G090 of the Schneider Avenue Building at the intersection of 169th Street and Schneider Avenue, one block east of campus.

Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program that offers strategies and services to help qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue and succeed in gaining a postsecondary education.

“Our mission is to break down social, cultural, academic, and economic barriers to college attainment and retention,” Purdue Calumet Educational Talent Search Counselor Renea Maxfield said.

The Educational Talent Search program is intended for high school students and adults looking to enroll or return to school and in need of financial assistance to do so.

At Thursday’s (9/27) event, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the program’s services and activities, meet and talk with the program’s counselors, and ask questions.