The University of Washington-Seattle has many scholarship opportunities available to our students. We provided about $19 million in scholarships to about 2700 of our undergraduate students in the past year. These scholarships cover a wide scope of academic pursuits, musical and athletic talents as well as community service and research activities. Our scholarship programs are highly competitive as we have more talented students than we have scholarship funds. You'll want to explore the opportunities below and see if one is right for you!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received at the federal processor by February 28 to apply for the scholarships below.
Academic Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students who are legal residents of Washington state. Approximately 900 awards from privately donated funds are given each year to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and financial need. The funds come from private gifts to the university by individuals, groups or companies. The scholarship may be named for the donor or the person in whose memory the donation was made. Our office awards these scholarships each year to new and returning students.
UW Undergraduate Academic Excellence Awards are awarded to about 50 incoming freshmen per year, with four-year tuition waiver awards of $3,000 per year. Students must be Washington residents and demonstrate financial need.
Mary Gates Scholarships are prestigious awards given to one or two Washington residents per year. The award covers up to tuition and books for four years. Financial need is considered but is not a requirement.
The University also offers scholarship programs awarded through the Honors Department, Washington NASA Space Grant and many of our academic departments. Please visit the following sites for more information. If you don't see your academic department listed below, please check with that department directly for scholarship information.