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 2020-2021 SET scholarship online application will open in late May 2020.
Please note that the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service award has a separate application and timeline. See the section below for details.
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.
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Meet selection criteria for federal employment, including obtaining a security clearance
Annual professional allowance of up to $6000.
Full-time employment in federal government agencies*
Strong potential for progression into a cybersecurity doctoral program with SFS scholarship
Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while a student participating in the program
For undergraduate students, participate in a summer internship with a government agency as approved by the program director between the student's first and second year in the program
Work for a federal agency in qualifying positions, upon completing academic degree requirements. Length of service depends on length of scholarship support—one year of service for each year of scholarship support
Letters of recommendation
Essay outlining the applicant's objectives as it relates to cybersecurity and a career in the federal government
Ability to obtain security clearance
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.
-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