Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now CLOSED.
Thanks to the generosity of UW Tacoma's donors, who include friends, faculty, staff, and alumni, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has the honor of awarding several scholarships to outstanding qualifying students.
Applications are accepted once a year (in early Spring Quarter) for the upcoming academic year.
Applicants will be considered for the following SIAS scholarships (listed under "SIAS Scholarships" below) with a single application.
Recipients of scholarships will be notified via email in June and must accept by the date indicated in the award letter. (Complete terms and conditions for each scholarship are explained in the award letter.) Typically awards are credited to student accounts and may be applied towards tuition, fees, and books.
An email will be sent to all students who submit a complete application letting them know if they have been selected for an award.
James F. Brown Endowed Scholarship
This fund is provided in honor of UW Tacoma Professor Emeritus James F. Brown for his career contribution as a scholar, teacher, university administrator and community leader. Professor Brown, whose academic discipline was philosophy, came to UW Tacoma in 1990 and retired from the University after a decade of distinguished service. As a founding faculty member, he helped shape the original Liberal Studies curriculum, serving for a year as director of the program, then as Associate Dean for Academic Programs for four years. In addition to his contributions as an academic leader, he was remarkable for his service beyond campus--work which engendered tremendous community support for UW Tacoma.
This scholarship will be awarded in honor of Professor Brown to a student registered in a School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences major who meets both merit and need requirements. This scholarship is for up to $2,000. Make a gift to the James.F.Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Lori Lynn Furlong Distinguished Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship
This fund is provided in honor of Lori Lynn Furlong who dedicated her last days of life to education. This scholarship is for up to $5,000 for the academic year and will be awarded to an undergraduate student registered in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences based on merit and financial need. Preference may be given to students who attended the Franklin Pierce School District. The chosen student will have the honor of meeting the donor. Make a gift to the Lori Lynn Furlong Distinguished Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship.
Marilyn Conway & Family Term Student Support Fund
As a lifelong learner, entrepreneur, and film, art and literature aficionado, Marilyn Conway (Dalesky) recognized the transformational power of education. To acknowledge her passion for continuous learning along with her admiration of the revitalization of downtown Tacoma which has been inspired by the presence of the University of Washington Tacoma, a student support fund has been created in her honor. This fund will provide financial assistance to students studying in the Social, Behavioral, and Human Sciences (SBHS) Division in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. It is her family's sincere hope that recipients of this fund will embody some of the traits that Marilyn valued throughout her life, including an appreciation for continuous learning, compassion and sensitivity towards others, and the desire to make positive contributions to their community. If you would like to honor Marilyn's memory and her commitment to education, we invite you to make a gift to The Marilyn Conway & Family Term Student Support Fund.
Michael & Margaret Kalton Endowed Scholarship
The Michael and Margaret Kalton Scholarship has been created In honor of Professor Emeritus Michael Kalton's life work in educating others. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has declared a major in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Studies based on merit and financial need. The scholarship is for up to $2,000 for the academic year. Make a gift to the Michael and Margaret Kalton Endowed Scholarship.
Sandra Sarr MacDonald Undergraduate Arts Fund
The Sandra Sarr MacDonald Fund is provided by Sandra Sarr MacDonald and Peter MacDonald and will be awarded to a student majoring in literary and visual arts who wishes to become a writer or visual artist. The fund is established in honor of Sandra's life work in educating and writing and will be awarded based on merit and financial need. The fund is for up to $1,000. Make a gift to the Sandra Sarr MacDonald Undergraduate Arts Fund.
Tim Quandt Memorial Endowed Student Support Fund
The Tim Quandt Memorial Fund is provided by the parents of Tim Quandt who passed away during his college career before earning his degree. The fund was created in his honor by his parents to support undergraduate students enrolled in Environmental Sciences, Tim's area of study. The fund is for up to $2,500 for the academic year and will be awarded based on merit and financial need. The chosen student will have the honor of meeting the donors. Make a gift to the Tim Quandt Memorial Endowed Student Support Fund.
Rohrer First Generation Endowed Scholarship
The Rohrer First Generation Endowed Scholarship is provided by Corinne Rohrer Dixon and will be awarded to an undergraduate students in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences who are the first in their family to go to college. Selection shall be based on academic merit or financial need. Preference shall be given to students from Pierce County. The scholarship is for up to $6,000 for the academic year.
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund
The SIAS Scholarship Fund is made possible by the generous donations of faculty, staff, alumni and friends of SIAS. Funds in this scholarship may be awarded to students majoring in an area of study within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and is allocated at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Make a gift to the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD AND OTHER SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
Mary Cline Memorial Undergraduate Research Award in Environmental Science and Environmental Sustainability