UW Tacoma Scholarships

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The University of Washington Tacoma offers a variety of scholarships for students. Some are based on merit; others require applicants to demonstrate evidence of financial need. Students who wish to demonstrate financial need must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15.

Most scholarships are offered students beginning the autumn quarter and have deadlines about six months before autumn quarter. Start your search early, at least 12 months prior to needing the funds. You do not need to wait until you are admitted to apply for most scholarships.

Scholarships for Freshmen only

  • Incoming Freshman Merit Scholarship: All legal residents of Washington state with an application for autumn quarter admission received by January 15 are automatically considered for this scholarship; no additional materials are necessary. This scholarship is based on merit only; financial need is not considered.
  • Great Futures Scholarship In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.
  • ACCESS in STEM Scholarship

Scholarships for Transfer only

  • Transfer Priority Scholarship: All legal residents of Washington state with an application for autumn quarter admission received by March 15 are automatically considered for this scholarship; no additional materials are necessary. This scholarship is based on merit only; financial need is not considered.
  • Next Step Scholarship

Scholarships Open to all students

Program-specific scholarships

The eligibility requirements for these scholarships, including residency, may vary. Please contact the respective department for additional information.