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Photograph of Downtown Tacoma in the evening.

Urban Studies Scholarship

The Urban Studies Scholarship supports students in sustainable development, community planning, urban design and GIS programs. The Urban Studies Program engages students, faculty, and community to advance critical thinking, social justice, and applied research through the transformative power of higher education. With programs in sustainable urban development, geographic information systems, urban design and community planning, it attracts a range of students hoping to promote social justice and equitable development.

Urban Studies Scholarship

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Photograph of several students writing on whiteboards.

Chancellor’s Opportunity Fund

To support for a broad range of student emergency needs as a resource of last resort when a student's ability to remain on track to succeed at UW Tacoma is in jeopardy at the discretion of the Chancellor of UW Tacoma.

Chancellor’s Opportunity Fund

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Photograph of a UW Tacoma faculty member assisting a student in a classroom.

Clyde & Sydna Koontz Nursing Scholarship

The Clyde and Sydna Koontz Endowed Nursing Scholarship provides financial assistance to nursing students at UW Tacoma. Both Clyde and Sydna Koontz are alumni of the UW: he holds an M.D. from the School of Medicine and she holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Education. During his medical career, Dr. Koontz was a pulmonary care specialist serving patients in Pierce and South King counties, so scholarship students living in these areas receive preference, which can be awarded to students based on financial need or merit. Since his retirement from practice, Dr. Koontz has been one of UW Tacoma’s most devoted advocates.

Clyde & Sydna Koontz Nursing Scholarship

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Photograph of an instructor explaining something to a class of students.

MBA Endowed Fund

The endowed scholarship program allows students who might otherwise struggle with the high cost of an MBA degree to earn an important credential for moving into the higher ranks of management.

MBA Endowed Fund

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Photograph of a UW Tacoma faculty member demonstrating a piece of laboratory equipment to a room of students.  Everyone is wearing white lab coats.

Mary Cline Undergraduate Research Award

Provides research support for undergraduate students studying environmental science at the UW Tacoma.

Mary Cline Undergraduate Research Award

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Photograph of a number of young students in a computer lab.

Math Science Leadership Program

Supports the summer academic technology camp for junior-high and high-school aged students.

Math Science Leadership

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Photograph of a gold medallion bearing the official seal of the University of Washington.

Global Honors Excellence Fund

Provides support for the UW Tacoma Global Honors Program to be used at the discretion of the director.

Global Honors Excellence Fund

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Photograph of a UW Tacoma faculty member adressing a table of students.

Tacoma Founders' Endowment

This endowment provides support to faculty and students at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Tacoma Founders' Endowment

Portrait of Debra Friedman.
Portrait of Debra Friedman.

Debra Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to undergraduate students at UW Tacoma with a 2.75 or higher grade point average. When possible priority is given to students who are among the first generation of their family to attend college.

Debra Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Tacoma Whole Child Initiative Fund

Supports the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative partnership with Tacoma Public Schools.

Tacoma Whole Child Initiative Fund

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Ways to Give


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Tacoma, WA 98402-3100