Office of the President

February 5, 2010

Raising awareness of Husky Promise


UW leaders and students are traveling the state this month to raise awareness of Husky Promise, and hundreds of enthusiastic high school students have met with us so far to find out what it’s all about. I have personally visited with students in Tacoma, Toppenish and Seattle. It’s gratifying to meet so many bright young people whose college dreams could be realized, thanks to programs like Husky Promise.

Husky Promise is our guarantee that financial challenges won’t stand in the way of eligible Washington state students achieving their potential and earning a UW degree. To quote Gov. Gregoire, “Education is the single best investment for our future and the key to success for our children.” We at the University of Washington are doing all we can to make sure finances are not a barrier to a college education for eligible students.

UW leaders and students have more visits planned this month: Lummi High School in Bellingham on Feb. 8, Kent-Meridian High School on Feb. 9, Mariner High School in Everett on Feb. 10 and Rogers High School in Spokane on Feb. 16. You can learn more about Husky Promise on our Web site. You can also keep up with the Husky Promise tour by following us on Twitter and Facebook.