Milgard Scholarships

Main page content


The Milgard School of Business awards scholarships annually to our enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Funding for these scholarships come from a variety of contributions that include the Milgard Endowments, the Allan and Judith Trinkwald Endowment, the Simpson Investment Endowment, Judith Kopp Endowment, William Philip Endowment, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Homestreet Bank, Saltchuk, Costco and other local businesses, friends, and alumni.

About Milgard Scholarships

Applications are accepted twice a year for MBA and MAcc. BABA scholarships applications are accepted during Spring only.

If you received a scholarship last year you will need to reapply, unless your scholarship letter indicated the award was renewable or continuing.

Terms and Conditions

Late applications will not be accepted. Visit UW Tacoma Scholarships, UW Tacoma Office of Student Fellowships and UW Scholarships for more opportunities. 

Recipients of autumn scholarships will be notified via email in July and must accept by the date indicated in the award letter.
Complete terms and conditions for each scholarship are explained in the scholarship award letter.

Eligibility

You are eligible for Milgard scholarships if:

  • Your UW Tacoma or transfer cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • You plan to enroll in 12 or more credits per quarter for the 2018-2019 academic year or 8 or more as a graduate student
  • And you either:
    • Are a current Milgard undergraduate (BABA) or graduate (MAcc, MBA, or MSBA) student
    • Have applied or have been accepted to become a Milgard undergraduate or graduate student
    • Are a current Direct Admissions student entering your junior or senior year

You may not be eligible if:

  • You are a tuition-exempt student
  • Your employer provides tuition reimbursement

Stay Connected

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on LinkedIn


Milgard School of Business Scholarships

Milgard Endowed Scholarships

These scholarships provide up to $4,500 per year to selected undergraduate students, up to $5,500 to MAcc students and up to $6,500 to MBA students. As part of the undergraduate program, scholarship recipients are expected to participate in an experiential learning opportunity (research, tutoring, voluntary income tax preparation, mentoring or service to the program). In addition to maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and completing an average of 36 credit hours (12 credits per quarter), each student must contribute approximately 20 hours each quarter in their selected learning opportunity.

Gary E. Milgard Tribute Scholarship

Henry T. Schatz established this scholarship as a tribute to Gary E. Milgard, who was a human being of great integrity and an alumnus of the University of Washington.  Mr. Schatz admired and respected Mr. Milgard for being a highly ethical entrepreneur who attained great business success.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in the Milgard School of Business.  Award up to $2,500 per year

Carol Berry Milgard Tribute Scholarship

Henry T. Schatz established this scholarship out of respect and admiration for Carol Berry Milgard and as a tribute to Mrs. Milgard, who was known for her love of young people and her willingness to devote both her time and her resources to help them.  The purpose of this scholarship is to help financially needy entering freshmen or transfer undergraduate students intending to study at the Milgard School of Business.  Award up to $2,500 per year

US Bank Scholarships

The US Bank Foundation giving program is designed to respect the diversity of our communities. Milgard is fortunate to have the opportunity to award  US Bank scholarships to Business students who are State of WA residents and demonstrate financial need and display academic merit.  Scholarships are provided to offset tuition and minimize the need for student loans.  Award up to $5,000 per year

William Philip Endowed Scholarship

William W. Philip has been a long-time University of Washington, Tacoma Advisory Board member and volunteer.  In order to express to Mr. Philip the gratitude of the community for his excellent work on behalf of the UW Tacoma, a few of his close associates raised the funds necessary to establish this endowment.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to graduate students in the MBA program at the Milgard School of Business. Graduate students.  Award up to $5,000 per year

UW Tacoma Wells Fargo Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Wells Fargo, in support of students involved in organizations or activities which support diversity.  Award up to $2,500 per year

Allan and Judith Trinkwald Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is specific to undergraduate students admitted to the Milgard School of Business with preference to the Freshman Direct Admit students and is merit and/or financial need based.

Simpson Investment Company Milgard Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is specific to undergraduate students admitted to the Milgard School of Business with preference to the Freshman Direct Admit students and is merit and/or financial need based.

The Saltchuk Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship from Saltchuck will be awarded annually to entering UW Tacoma Milgard undergrad and MBA students with maritime, military, or transportation experience or who demonstrate an interest in women's issues or participate in Boy's & Girls Clubs activities in the Puget Sound region. 

Bamford Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is specific to undergraduate students admitted to the Milgard School of Business with preference to the Freshman Direct Admit students.

Jeffrey S. Dean Endowed Milgard School of Business Scholarship

This scholarship is specific to veterans or active military students admitted to the Milgard School of Business with preference to members of the Navy.