E.O.S. Conference

Event Date

To be announced.

Target Group

African-American high school seniors.


Essence of Success is a one-day conference for African-American high school seniors who are interested in attending the University of Washington-Seattle. “Essence” was created to encourage African-American students to pursue higher education as well as give them a closer view of the UW through the eyes of academic excellence and diversity enhancement.

Participants will meet future classmates, learn about campus programs, and discover the diversity and unity that exists within the UW community. They will participate in writing and application workshops, cultural activities and get a chance to experience life as a future Husky! You are guaranteed a lot of fun and a rewarding, worthwhile experience! (Note: participation is open to all students regardless of race).


Merissa Tatum: tatumm@uw.edu, (206) 616-7712


Coming soon.

There are only 125 slots available for the conference and students have been contacted statewide about our program. Participation in this conference is based on a “first-come, first-served” eligibility and availability basis. It is important to submit your complete application as soon as possible. Please note: Your application is considered INCOMPLETE without a copy of your high school transcript (unofficial accepted) and Parent Permission Form.

Application Deadline

To be announced.

Additional Information

An updated high school transcript (unofficial ok)  must accompany your application.