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, many are a combination of both need and merit. Students who wish to demonstrate financial need must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15.

Most scholarships are offered to begin in the autumn quarter and have deadlines about six months before the 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 a combination of need and merit, other factors may also be considered. Scholarship amounts vary based on funding allocations received year-to-year.
  • Great Futures Scholarship In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.
  • ACCESS in STEM Scholarship
     

Scholarships for Transfer Students 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 a combination of need and merit, other factors may also be considered. Scholarship amounts vary based on funding allocations received year-to-year.
  • Next Step Scholarship
     

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities 

  • Simon Endowment Scholarship: The Simon Family endowed scholarships have the following preferences in place to guide students and staff in determining individual eligibility:
    • Students must present documentation to demonstrate a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or a developmental disability
    • ​Students must be living in the South Puget Sound region
    • ​Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply

​For more information on the Simon Scholarship eligibility requirements visit their page: Simon Endowment Scholarship

  • Simon Endowment Scholarship 
     

Scholarships Open to all students

Program-specific scholarships

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