ETS is committed to helping first generation, low-income students achieve their educational goal of attending college. We provide many services that will help students remain on track through their middle and high school years to ensure that at graduation, they are college ready. ETS advisors help students develop educational plans, provide skill development and test preparation workshops, tutoring, and leadership opportunities.


ETS operates in seven schools in the Anchorage School District: Bartlett HS, East HS, West HS, Begich MS, Clark MS, Romig MS, and Wendler MS. We serve over 750 students each year. Students from these schools can join ETS by filling out an application, found on our Forms page.



UAA's TRIO Educational Talent Search program is one of the thousands of TRIO programs all across the country, which are funded through grants from the US Department of Education. Learn more about TRIO:

National TRIO information

Regional TRIO information- Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs

Alaska State TRIO information- Alaska Association of TRIO Programs