First Year Students

Scholarships and Finances


At the University of Washington Bothell, we are committed to helping you make your dreams of becoming a Husky true! We know that you have worked hard to get to this point in your educational career and that college can be expensive. That is why we want to reward your hard work and help you get to college!  The following are Merit Scholarships that we can offer to prospective high school students.

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In-State Resident Scholarships

Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship

Applicants will be considered for a $7,500 Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship ($2,500 per term for a maximum of 3 consecutive quarters) if they:

  • Submit their application for admission and required documents by the priority application date of January 15.
  • Have a 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher (high school and transfer credit if applicable) and SAT (CR & M) of 1100 or ACT Composite of 24.
  • Are a Washington State Resident and U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher and earn at least 12-graded credits per quarter.

UW Bothell Diversity Scholar Award

The UW Bothell Diversity Scholar Award is a privately supported scholarship by the generous contributions of many individuals, organizations, and local businesses, including Costco, Chateau Ste. Michelle, and Safeco. This scholarship will be awarded to a high-achieving underrepresented minority student who will be entering the University as a first year student.

Out-of-State Resident Scholarships

Receive up to $15,000 per year when you meet the following criteria:

  • Be a non-Washington state resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Submit your completed admissions applications by the priority application deadline, January 15 for Autumn 2014; November 15 for Winter 2015; February 15 for Spring 2015.

No separate scholarship application required.

PURPLE ($7,000)

GPA: 3.0 to 3.49 on a 4.0 scale
SAT/ACT: 1000 (CR + M)/22

GOLD ($15,000)

GPA: 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
SAT/ACT: 1100 (CR + M)/24

Note: Award is renewable for a maximum of 12-continuous quarters (excluding Summer Quarter), providing you maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, earn at least 12-graded credits per quarter, and retain you nonresident status as defined above.