Our Mission:
Educational Talent Search is committed to aiding underrepresented populations achieve their goal of obtaining a college education. We serve as advocates for higher education and offerparticipants assistance indeveloping and achievingeducational goals. We develop collaborative relationships with institutions, organizations, schools, and families to promote academic success.


ETS operates in seven schools in the Anchorage School District:

Middle Schools:Begich MSClark MSRomig MSWendler MS
High Schools:Bartlett HSEast HSWest HS 

 We serve over 750 students each year. Students from these schools can join ETS by filling out an application, found on our Get Involved page.


ETS supports students by providing:
Educational Planning
Career Exploration
Test Preparation
Tutoring and Academic Support
Scholarship Portfolio Development
College Admission Application Assistance
Financial Aid Application Assistance
Mentoring Opportunities
Leadership Development
Service Learning


 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- United States Department of Education

Regional TRIO information- Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs

Alaska State TRIO information- Alaska Association of TRIO Programs