Welcome to the Maine Educational Talent Search Website. We are a federally funded program that works with students grades 6 – 12 from targeted schools to assist them in going on to college. To find out more about our program, please look around our website, or call us at our toll free number: (800)540-0493.
METS is now hiring for the position of Administrative Clerk. For more information, please go to the posting on the UMaine Website.
The New England Educational Opportunity Association has awarded former Project Director Dave Megquier their highest honor, the Claiborne Pell Award. Congratulations Dave on this well deserved recognition!
From the NEOA website:
The Claiborne Pell Award is established to recognize those rare individuals whose pioneering leadership and vision have made an indelible mark on the struggle for equal educational opportunity. It was Pell’s leadership and vision that led to the creation of the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (BEOG). Now called the Pell Grant, the BEOG was designed to be the backbone of the federal government’s financial aid program. Pell recognized that the future of the country was dependent on an investment in the development of low income students.
The Pell Award is given to individuals whose work the President and the Board of Directors believe is breaking new ground in the effort to provide greater educational opportunity to people from low income backgrounds. The Board considers the following criteria:
Vision – conceiving innovative future solutions to problems.
Leadership – is able to bring together a broad based coalition to implement solutions
Broad Impact – large numbers of students are effected by the individual’s work; institutions are also impacted.
The Maine Legislature annually recognizes one student from each county who is currently pursuing or planning to pursue education at a two- or four-year degree-granting Maine college or technical school. Awards are given to Maine resident high school seniors or full- or part-time postsecondary students accepted to or enrolled in accredited Maine colleges for graduate or undergraduate degrees.
More information is available on the Finance Authority of Maine website.