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Hites Transfer Scholarship

Open to: Students transferring (or graduating) from Tacoma Community College only
Award: Up to $7,500 per year for two years
Application available: January 2015
Application deadline: Spring 2015

The Hites Transfer Scholarship recognizes and rewards academic excellence at the community college level. The fund was specifically created, as a partnership between the Tacoma Community College Foundation and UW Tacoma, to remove financial barriers which often prevent students from continuing their education beyond the associate degree.

A minimum of one (1) scholarship of $7,500 per year for up to two years is available to a graduating or transferring Tacoma Community College student for continued study at UW Tacoma. Each scholarship will be awarded for a period of two (2) consecutive academic years, up to six (6) quarters. The scholarship is intended to help students pursue their degrees as full-time students.


Students currently enrolled at Tacoma Community College are eligible to be considered for the Hites Transfer Scholarship.

Students must have completed an associate degree at Tacoma Community College at the time of transferring to the UW Tacoma OR have completed a minimum of 75 quarter credit hours (at least 36 credits earned at Tacoma Community College.)

There is a strong expectation that the student will have completed the necessary credits and other requirements to be admitted to UW Tacoma for autumn quarter to complete their baccalaureate degree. Should a prospective student accept the scholarship and then not qualify for transfer or enrollment, the award will be withdrawn.

The student should also have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale), and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).