Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound
Fall 2014 Schedule

All Activities are FREE! 

ETS students call 657-2116 to sign-up. | UB students call 657-2180 to sign-up.


Welcome Back

It’s a new school year with a lot of new opportunities.    

Attention Students:  Remember to check us out on Facebook for updates and fun activity pics.  If we are not friends, friend us! 

UB:  msubupwardbound               ETS:  msubtalentsearch          

All Activities are FREE! 
Call 657-2116(ets) or 657-2180 (ub) to Sign-UP!

Note:  If you sign-up for an activity and are unable to attend, please contact the office as soon as possible.  We always have a waiting list of other students who will fill the spot. 

Fall Dates:

9/16/14    Tuesday                                 Time:  8:30pm-11:30am                    Place:  MSU-B Lower Gym

 Seniors ONLY - College Fair:  Seniors may sign-up for this event at their high school.  You will be excused  for the morning to go gather information from various colleges throughout the United States.  This is a really important event to attend at the start of your senior year.  You will also be registered for a scholarship drawing by signing up.  Wait for announcements at your school to sign-up or see your counseling office for more information.  UB/ETS advisors will be at the event to help answer questions and make sure you are getting all the applications and info necessary. 


Parents of Seniors that attend the September and January sessions could win a $250 Scholarship for their Senior!

9/20/14   Saturday       Time:  10am-12pm               Place: MSU-B Student Union Building_

 Seniors & Parents - College Planning & Senior Timeline Meeting:  This meeting will be a college timeline and checklist for the year.  There are many important college dates and deadlines during the senior year.  You will also hear about some extra UB/ETS scholarship opportunities.  This is an invaluable workshop that you do not want to miss. 

 9/20/14   Saturday       Time:  10am-2pm               Place: Heights Albertsons (670 Main St.)_

 All Grades Welcome– Car Wash Fundraiser—This is a great time to come help out and raise money for early college classes.  If you are planning on taking University Connections in the upcoming spring or summer, this is the perfect opportunity get some extra help with funding.  This is also a great time for students who haven’t   participated in a fundraiser project, but have received funding to  make-up your time. 

 **REMEMBER: ALL students are welcome to this fundraiser.  However, if you are taking a College Connections class Spring 2015, please plan on attending.  Money raised helps to pay for those classes. 

 10/17/14   Friday                      Time: 8:50am-12pm                    Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot  

 All Grades Welcome– MSU-Billings and City College Tours- Come check out your local campuses.  There a variety of majors between the two.  Each campus offers a totally different feel.  See what might be a good fit for you.    

Please call the office to sign-up by 10/6/13.  Cap:  30 students

Note:  If you are signing-up for the MSU-Bozeman trip, you will not be able to go on this tour.   

 10/17/14  Friday                               Time: 8am-5:00pm                 Place:  Meet at Cisel Hall Parking lot    

 Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors ONLY– MSU –Bozeman College Tour– We will spend the day on the Bozeman campus exploring all it has to offer.  Come see if this campus might be a good fit for you.   We will get an in depth tour of campus, learning about financial aid and scholarships, and looking at the dorms.   Please call the office to sign-up by 10/6/13.   Lunch will be provided.  Cap:  40 students

Note:  We will depart promptly at 8:00am.  Be on timeto board the bus!

 10/31/14   Friday                              Time: 4:30-6:30pm                        Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

 Halloween Food Drive  (All Grade Levels Welcome)- We are partnering up with MSU-Billings students to collect food for the Food Bank.  We will be breaking up into groups and collecting donations from area houses.  Please wear a Halloween costume if you’d like.  We will have some fun refreshments in the SUB after collecting.   


 St. John’s Nursing Home Volunteer Event (All Grade Levels Welcome)  Time:  4:30-6:30pm  Place:  Please meet at St. John’s   (3940 Rimrock Rd.)

Come have pizza and hangout with the residents at St. John’s.  After pizza we will help distribute candy.   


11/15/14   Saturday                              Time: 10am-12pm                           Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

Seniors -Scholarship Workshop– You don’t want to miss this workshop.  We will show what types of scholarships are out there, where to look, and help you get started on the hardest part, WRITING THE ESSAY.   Scholarships are the best way to help pay for your future education.

11/15/14  Saturday                              Time: 9am-12pm                   Place:  Meet at Cisel Hall Parking Lot   

 All Students Welcome– Journalism Careers– Are you interested in writing, broadcasting, technology, or  other possible careers in the field of journalism.   We will be heading to one of the news stations in town and the Billings Gazette. 

 12/13/14   Saturday                             Time: 10am-12pm                               Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

 UB/ETS Holiday Party- All grades are invited to come celebrate the holidays.  We will play games, have holiday snacks, and make holiday cards for the residents at St. John’s Nursing Home.  If you’d like to bring a new stuffed animal to donate to the residents as well, please do so.     

 1/10/15   Saturday                               Time: 10am-12pm                           Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

 Seniors & Parents– FAFSA Workshop:  IMPORTANT WORKSHOP!!  Come learn about the financial aid process and how to get money for college.  We will have an expert from the Student Assistance Foundation  break it down and answer questions.    

 1/10/15   Saturday                   Time: 9am-12pm               Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot   

 Ropes and Team Building-  All grades that are interested  in learning how to work together as part of team, please come check out this fun and interactive workshop.  These are skills that will help you succeed in college and career.    Cap:  30


Additional Service Projects for High School Students

Students:  Keep building your resume for college.  If you are unable to volunteer with us, here are some popular places to call. 

 -United Way                                                                    -Billings Clinic

-Help for Homeless Pets                                                  -St. Vincent's Hospital

-Education Conservation Center                                     -Moss Mansion

-Zoo Montana                                                                   -Salvation Army

You may also want to check out for other opportunities in your area.


College Visit Days for Seniors and Parents



Friday, October 24th

Friday, November 14th

Friday, February 13th

Friday, March 13th

 Call:  657-2011


Montana State University

Friday, October 24th

Friday, January 30th

Friday, March 6th

Friday, March 27th

 Call: 1-888-MSU-CATS


University of Montana

Friday, September 19th

Friday, October 17th

Friday, November 7th or 21st

Friday, February 13th

Friday, March 6th, 20th, or 27th

Friday, April 10th

Call:  1-800-462-8636

Other possible College Visit Days for Seniors and Parents

Note:  Please call the individual colleges to sign-up for these dates.  You are responsible for your own transportation for these events. 


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