Husky 100

About the Husky 100

Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 undergraduate and graduate students from the UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.

In honor of their many contributions to the University of Washington, each member of the Husky 100 is eligible to receive exciting benefits, and to participate in a range of activities and opportunities offered by our on- and off-campus partners. Members of the Husky 100 will:

  • Celebrate with their peers, family, and community at an event hosted by the UW president and provost
  • Receive individual profiles on this website to highlight their student experiences, communities, and priorities
  • Receive one year of free membership in the UW Alumni Association upon graduation
  • Have exclusive opportunities to expand their personal and professional networks with UW students, alumni, faculty, staff and business leaders in their field

Husky 100 Criteria

The Husky 100 actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future. Through their passion, leadership and commitment, these students inspire all of us to shape our own Husky Experience.

Students are evaluated on how well they demonstrate the following:

Connect the Dots

The Husky 100 find connections – not boundaries – between what they learn in the classroom and what they discover beyond it. They link  subject matter and their practical experience. They grow with every observation, conversation and endeavor. They question the answer.

Discovery Mindset

The Husky 100 embrace innovation and novel ways of thinking. They are curious, driven and resilient. They find challenges – not problems – which they engage with passion and creativity. To them, ambiguity is opportunity. They respond to shifting situations with optimism, determined to find the way forward.

Commitment to Inclusive Community

The Husky 100 seek understanding of and engagement with diverse communities, and knowledge of different cultures in a complex world. They navigate various settings and workplaces; and through partnership and service, these students work toward a more just and equitable world.

Capacity for Leadership

Motivated from within, the Husky 100 lead from wherever they are without need for a role, title or position. They lead from the side, from the front, from behind, from within. They are activists, entrepreneurs, researchers, managers, mentors, family members, explorers and teachers. They engage others to make a difference in their organizations and communities. They are self-aware, confident, resilient and mindful leaders who put the needs of others ahead of their own.

Ready for What Is Next

Energized by their Husky Experience, the Husky 100 are ready for life’s next steps – no matter what those might be. Undeterred by the risk of failure, they pursue their own goals with savvy and fortitude. With an understanding of their strengths and backed by strong communities and relationships, they know how to find the people, resources or information to fill the gaps.