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Scholarships 

The School of Engineering & Technology has scholarships available for incoming junior-level transfer and continuing undergraduate students. Information on fellowships for SET graduate students can be found at the bottom of this page. 

The application review process for undergraduate scholarships occurs in late summer. Descriptions of the awards available can be found below. The deadline to apply for SET Undergraduate Scholarships and the Boeing Diversity Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year is August 30, 2019

A complete 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***

Application Forms

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

  • CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (Undergraduate IT majors and MCL graduate students): August 3, 2019. See below for information on the requirements for this award, detailed instructions on how to apply, and a link to the application form. Please contact Dr. Yan Bai (yanb@uw.edu) or DC Grant (dcgrant@uw.edu) with questions about this scholarship. 
     
  • SET Undergraduate Scholarships and Boeing Diversity Scholarship: August 30, 2019 

SET Undergraduate Scholarships

Please review all the scholarships available before completing your scholarship application to understand which awards you will be eligible for consideration. The Office of Student Fellowships and Awards maintains information on nationally competitive scholarships, including industry awards for computing and engineering students, and additional scholarships available to UW Tacoma students. ​

Henry T. Schatz Institute of Technology Endowed Scholarship (New UWT students)

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 new students beginning their studies 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 through the School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma. Selection will be based on financial need and/or academic merit, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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.

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. 


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
  • 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 with a diversity focus (for example: Women in Computing Science, the Black Student Union, the Latino Student Organization or the Native American Student Organization) or with the campus Diversity Resource Center.

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.

Eligibility
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be eligible to obtain a security clearance;
  • Currently enrolled in, or applied for admission/transfer to, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership at University of Washington Tacoma
  • Be within one or two years of graduation
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
Benefits
  • Full tuition and academic fees for up to 2 years
  • Annual stipend of $25,000 for undergraduate students/$34,000 for graduate students
  • Professional allowance of $6,000 per academic year
Obligations
  • Be a full-time student
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Participate in all University of Washington Tacoma CyberCorps® program activities
  • Complete the academic degree and Tacoma CyberCorps® program requirements successfully**
  • Participate in an internship with a local/state/federal agency
  • Work for a local/state/federal agency in qualifying positions, upon completing academic degree requirements. Length of service depends on length of scholarship support—one year of service for one year of support.***

** 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.

Selection
UW Tacoma CyberCorps® scholarships are offered on a competitive basis. The scholarships are effective for one to two years starting with the autumn quarter. Scholarship recipients are selected based on:
  • Resume
  • Academic performance
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Essay outlining the applicant's objectives as it relates to cybersecurity and a career in the government
  • Professional Writing Sample
  • Ability to obtain security clearance
  • Interview

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: August 3, 2019
Awards Announced: August 31, 2019

CyberCorps Scholarship Application

CyberCorps Service Agreement

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