Husky 100

About the Award

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

As part of this prestigious group, students receive:

  • Recognition at a Husky 100 event in spring quarter, and individual profiles on this website
  • Opportunities throughout the following academic year to expand networks with UW students, alumni, faculty, staff and business leaders
  • Membership in an exclusive LinkedIn group that will help build connections with employers
  • Customized career counseling from the UW Career Center
  • Invitations to events hosted by the UW president and provost

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 see connections – not boundaries – between what they learn in the classroom and what they discover beyond it. They blaze pathways between 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 see challenges – not problems – which they tackle with passion and creativity. 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 have the ability to navigate and thrive within 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. 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 personal networks, they know how to find the people, resources or information to fill the gaps.