Talent Search


Welcome to the Educational Talent Search program at Robert Morris University. Educational Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO Program designed to enhance, promote, and teach the skills needed to reach academic and career heights.

All services provided are absolutely free.

For more information, or to find out if you are eligible, contact your respective school counselor or contact Larriey Payton at 312.935.4566. Please feel free to browse through our website to learn more about the exciting opportunities Educational Talent Search has to offer.

Our Purpose

The Robert Morris University Educational Talent Search program enhances, promotes, and teaches the skills needed to succeed in school while at the same time assisting students in reaching academic goals and achievements. In addition to helping them choose educational programs that will prepare them to meet their career goals, the ETS program is able to provide individualized attention in addition to that which is given at the students respective schools.

Available Services

  • One-on-one academic and personal counseling
  • College tours
  • Test-taking skills workshops
  • Standard Test Preparation
  • Assistance completing financial aid forms, college applications, and scholarship forms.
  • Self-esteem and values workshops
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Career Development
  • Cultural and educational enrichment activities

Participating Schools:

  • Curie Metro High School

  • Kennedy High School

  • Farragut High School

  • Barton Elementary School

  • Westcott Elementary School

Enrollment Qualifications:

The U.S. Department of Education and Robert Morris University have a set criteria for the Educational Talent Search program.

Students must be:
  • Between the ages of 11 and 27
  • At a low family income level
  • First generation college student
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled at one of our target schools

Participants are selected without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, or physical handicap.

Reaching Educational, Academic, and Career Heights!

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.