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The School of Engineering & Technology offers scholarship awards for incoming junior-level transfer students and continuing undergraduate majors. The application review process for the SET undergraduate scholarships occurs in the summer. Descriptions of the awards available can be found below.

Information on the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (MCL and IT students eligible only) and graduate fellowships can also be found on this page. 

For additional scholarship opportunities, the Office of Student Fellowships and Awards maintains information on nationally competitive scholarships, including industry awards for computing and engineering students, and other scholarships available to UWT students. ​The Office of Financial Aid also provides a list of UWT Scholarships available to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and current UWT students. 


SET Scholarship Applications & Deadlines

The 2019-2020 SET scholarship application is closed and all awards have been granted. Check back in early summer 2020 for information on the 2020-2021 SET scholarship application process.

Please note that the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service award has a separate application and timeline. See the section below for details. 

SET & Boeing Application Forms

A complete undergraduate scholarship application must include:   

1. Application form
2. Unofficial college transcripts
3. All required supplemental materials, such as a personal statement and letter of recommendation 

***Applications that are missing information or materials will not be reviewed***


SET Undergraduate Scholarships

Please review all the scholarships available before completing your scholarship application to understand which awards you will be eligible for consideration.

Henry T. Schatz Institute of Technology Endowed Scholarship (New SET majors)

The intent of this award is to provide high-achieving undergraduate students with more time to devote to the rigors of analytical and logical studies and thus develop their "creativity and critical thinking" ability. The scholarship is awarded to incoming majors in the School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma. Selection is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award is for one academic year.

Simpson Investment Company Endowed Scholarship (New UWT students)

The Simpson Investment Company Endowed Scholarship provides assistance to undergraduate students in the study of math, science, and technology at the University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Engineering & Technology. This scholarship is awarded to entering students and is renewable for an additional year of undergraduate study. Selection shall be based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Preference will be given to students who have participated in the Simpson Math and Science Internship (as long as such program exists).

Neil Kepple Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Engineering Students)

The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Systems or a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington Tacoma School of Engineering and Technology and selection shall be based on financial need and/or academic merit. It is the Donors’ preference that the recipients be U.S. military veterans.

Larry Clive Wear Memorial Scholarship (Engineering Students)

The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Systems through the School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma. Selection will be based on academic merit and financial need. Financial need shall be determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Vicky L. Carwein and William B. Andrews Endowed Scholarship in Engineering and Technology (Engineering Students)

The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in the University of Washington Tacoma School of Engineering and Technology with first preference going to those pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering and Systems, or Computer Science and Systems.  Selection shall be based on academic merit and financial need.

General SET Scholarships 

Scholarships from the SET general fund are available to students in all SET undergraduate majors. Decisions may be based on academic merit, financial need, or both. 

For other scholarships, please see the Office of Student Financial Aid, UWT Scholarships. 


Boeing Diversity Scholarship

The School of Engineering & Technology receives a generous donation from the Boeing Company to be awarded to SET juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in their college and/or community life. Please note: applicants who wish to be considered for the Boeing Diversity Scholarship must submit the separate application form for this award. 

Preference will go to applicants who have:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Participated as an instructor or volunteer in UW Tacoma’s Math, Science and Leadership youth outreach program or are alumni of the MSL program.
  • Participated in any registered student organization that has a diversity focus (such as: Latinxs Embracing Education, Desi Student Alliance, Filipino American Student Organization, Somali Student Association, Women in Computing Science, the Black Student Union, or the Native American Student Organization) or been active in the campus Center for Equity and Inclusion.

**Please note that the application process for the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service is separate from the SET scholarship and fellowship applications. The deadline, requirements, and application materials for the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service are included in this section.**

Scholarship for Service

University of Washington Tacoma has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying information assurance and cybersecurity.

CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure.  University of Washington Tacoma CyberCorps® scholars will complete either a bachelor’s degree in information technology, or a master’s degree in cybersecurity & leadership, and receive support for one or two years, depending on their pathway.

** Although there will be flexibility in meeting individual student interests and goals, there will be a list of required courses a student must take. Contact the program director to discuss your individual requirements.

Application Timeline

SFS Scholarship is closed for the 2019-2020 academic year. The application will reopen in January 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Contact

Yan Bai, Ph.D.                         
Program Director
 
DC Grant
Program Coordinator

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

William W. Philip Endowed Fellowship

The William W. Philip Endowed Fellowship provides assistance to graduate students studying in the School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma. Student selection is based on academic merit. The duration of the fellowship is one academic year. The fellowship was established to honor William W. Philip, retired CEO of Columbia Bank, for his work on behalf of the University of Washington Tacoma and the community. Students may submit applications between April 1 and May 31.

William W. Philip Endowed Fellowship Application  

Criteria
-Submit application and essay by the due date: May 31, 2019 - 5:00 PM
-Demonstrate a 3.3 GPA or above for your most recent academic courses
-Official transcripts verified by the UW Graduate School by July 3, 2019
-Priority consideration is given to residents of Pierce County