Mills Educational Talent Search Program


The Mills Educational Talent Search (METS) TRIO Program identifies and assists youth in Oakland from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides free academic, career, financial aid counseling, and college application assistance to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.


Be between 11–27 years old and reside and/or attend school in the Oakland area
Be a US citizen or permanent resident (or are in the process)
Be a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent/guardian graduated from a four-year college) and/or meet federal low-income guidelines



Rolling Admissions