Shades of Purple

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Event Date

  • Monday, July 15, 2013 – Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • Monday, July 22, 2013 – Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – Transportation provided on this date from select eastern WA locations
  • Monday, July 29, 2013 – Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Target Group

Ethnic underrepresented minority high school juniors/rising seniors (graduating June, 2014)


Shades of Purple is a three day, overnight conference for underrepresented minority high school juniors/rising seniors who are interested in attending the University of Washington – Seattle. The program focuses its resources on serving the following underrepresented minority groups: African American, Pacific Islander ( Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian) Southeast Asian, (Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Hmong, Mien, etc) Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian/Alaskan Native. “Shades of Purple” was created to encourage Underrepresented Minority students to pursue higher education as well as to give them the opportunity to experience the UW. Participants will meet future classmates, learn about campus programs, and discover the diversity and unity that exists within the UW community. You are guaranteed a lot of fun and a rewarding, worthwhile experience! (Note: participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background).


Phone: (206)543-5715


2013 Shades of Purple Summer Conference Application – CLOSED

2013 Shades of Purple – Liability/Parent Permission Form – CLOSED

Application Deadline

Friday, June 14, 2013  Deadline extended to Friday, June 21, 2013

Additional Information

Priority consideration given to applicants with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA

In order for your application to be considered complete, applicants must submit a signed parent/guardian permission form and a current/updated high school transcript. You may fax, scan and email or mail your transcripts and permission forms to the following address:

Shades of Purple Committee
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Schmitz Hall 375 / Box 355845
Seattle, WA 98195
fax: (206)685-5361