Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


Educational Talent Search provides the following services to middle and high school students:

  • Academic, financial, career and personal counseling
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Referral to tutorial services when needed
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Exposure to cultural activities
  • Workshops for families of program participants

Western Washington:Target Schools

  • Cascade Middle School
  • LaVenture Middle School
  • Marysville Getchell High School
  • Marysville Pilchuck High School
  • Mount Baker Middle School
  • Mount Vernon High School
  • Sedro Woolley High School
  • Totem Middle School

Eastern Washington:

  • Mount Adams Middle School
  • Toppenish High School
  • Toppenish Middle School
  • Wapato High School
  • Wapato Middle School
  • White Swan High School

Top Reasons to Join

  • ALL services offered by the University of Washington Educational Talent Search are FREE
  • Receive academic support from a Talent Search counselor at your middle or high school
  • Visit different college campuses, on field trips with other ETS students
  • Explore career possibilities/opportunity for career exploration
  • Attend informative college and career workshops
  • Receive assistance in writing your college admissions essay
  • Participating ETS students will receive ACT/SAT, and college application fee waivers
  • Receive assistance in completing college admission and Financial Aid applications
  • ETS students are referred to exciting educational summer programs

Please talk to your school’s guidance counselor to learn more on how to participate in Talent Search.