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September 2017

Message of Support to Undocumented Students at UW Tacoma

Like many of you, we in the Office for Equity and Inclusion and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student & Enrollment Services were stunned by the recent decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. Many within our community are affected and our offices join with others in supporting undocumented and DACAmented students.

Students are encouraged to continue to pursue their dreams on our campus and to feel safe and supported by our community. It is important to note that UW Tacoma is committed to providing financial aid support to our undocumented and DACA students through programs like Husky Promise; this will not change.

Our staff are available to help students find resources where they exist. Students are urged to contact our Academic Advising Center or use confidential resources available through the Student Counseling Center. Limited emergency aid is available through the Dean of Student Engagement and The Pantry.

Tacoma Community House is also currently providing assistance, including financial support, to students needing to renew their DACA applications. Contact them directly for an appointment at 253-383-3951. A variety of support services are also listed in the Resource section. We will communicate further updates as information becomes available.

Deirdre Raynor
Interim Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

Mentha Hynes-Wilson
Vice Chancellor for Student and Enrollment Services



Apply to the SEED Scholarship by March 25th, 2018!

The S.E.E.D Scholarship aims to positively acknowledge the contributions of undocumented students enrolled at the University of Washington. This award recognizes UW students for their academic excellence, involvement in the community and demonstrated leadership.

The recipient will receive a one-time award, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, which will be dispensed in the 2018-2019 academic year. The award is made available through generous contributions to La Raza Student Commission and its constituents.

Recipients will be notified by March 31st, 2018. To acknowledge these accomplishments and receipt of scholarship, recipients will speak at the DREAM Banquet on April 14, 2018 at 4 PM held at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Further details will be provided with the award letter.

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements:

Open to all undocumented students who will be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at UW during the 2018-2019 academic year. This includes current or incoming students (i.e. graduating high school seniors). Students at all three UW campuses (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) are eligible to apply.
 * Student demonstrates leadership in school activities, community service and/or work experience
 * Student demonstrates financial need
 * Student demonstrates academic potential
 * Student must be available to attend and give speech at the DREAM Banquet on April 14, 2018.