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January 22, 2010

UW begins statewide tour to promote Husky Promise

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University of Washington President Mark Emmert, senior administrators and students will be traveling to selected cities in Washington starting Monday, Jan. 25, to promote Husky Promise, which guarantees that full tuition will be covered by grant or scholarship support for low or lower middle-income students who are Washington residents. The visits are part of a statewide campaign to create awareness about the UW’s commitment to remain available to students at all income levels.

“The University of Washington has a long-standing commitment to accessibility and affordability,” says President Emmert. “We believe students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to receive a great education.”

Tuition for students eligible for the Husky Promise will be covered first by federal and state grants — like the Pell Grant or State Need Grant. If a student’s eligibility for these programs does not equal the full cost of tuition, the University will make up the difference with institutional grants or scholarships. This program, launched in 2007, has grown to support more than 7,000 students currently covered by Husky Promise.

The UW’s campaign includes brochures, posters, statewide advertising, social media and a redesigned Web site.

More information about Husky Promise is available at huskypromise.uw.edu.

All of the meetings will take place at high schools around the state:


  • 1-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Mt. Tahoma High School, Tacoma, with President Emmert and Cedric Howard, associate vice chancellor of UW Tacoma
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Harbor High School, Aberdeen, with Ana Mari Cauce, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 Toppenish High School, Toppenish, with President Emmert
  • Friday, Feb. 5 at Cleveland High School, Seattle, with President Emmert


Other school and community visits include: Lummi High School in Bellingham, Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, Mariner High School in Everett, River Ridge High School in Olympia and Rogers High School in Spokane.