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Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Students from Granger, Toppenish, White Swan and Wapato High Schools visit the UW Law Academy in March 2015.

ETS is a program that identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants  and encourages them to graduate from high school.

Who We Serve

Toppenish School District

  • Toppenish Middle School
  • Toppenish High School

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Mt. Adams School District

  • Mount Adams Middle School
  • White Swan High School

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Wapato School District

  • Wapato Middle School
  • Wapato High School

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Mount Vernon Schools

  • Mount Vernon High School
  • Mount Baker Middle School
  • Laventure Middle School

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Marysville School District

  • Getchell High School
  • Pilchuck High School
  • Totem Middle School

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Sedro-Woolley School District

  • Sedro-Woolley High School
  • Cascade Middle School

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Eligibility to participate in the UW ETS Program is based on:
  1.  US Citizen or Permanent Resident
    1. Must provide Social Security Number  OR
    2. Must provide Permanent Resident A-Number OR
    3. Provide documentation that student is in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident
  2. Income Eligible
    1. As determined by Federal low-income standards and coincide with the USDA free and reduced meal program.
  3. Potential First Generation College Attendance
    1. Neither parent or legal guardian have obtained a Baccalaureate Degree (BA) or higher. 

★ 2/3rds (roughly 67%) of program participants need to meet all three criteria, which allows significant flexibility in providing services based on other indicators of need.
★ Due to being a Federally Funded Program, UW TRIO ETS participants must be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or are currently in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident.