Washington State Resident Students

Merit Scholarships

First-Year applicants are automatically considered for a Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for 2014-15 if their application for admission is submitted by the priority filing date of January 15, 2014. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizens and a current resident of Washington State.

Chancellor’s $10,000 Merit Scholarship

Applicants are automatically awarded a $10,000 scholarship for 2014-15 if they have a 3.8 cumulative GPA or higher and a SAT combined (CR & M) score of 1300 or higher or ACT score of 30 or higher.

Chancellor’s $5,000 Merit Scholarship

Applicants are automatically considered for a $5,000 scholarship if they have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher and a SAT combined (CR & M) score of 1000 or higher or ACT score of 22 or higher. 

The $5,000 merit scholarships are awarded based on a holistic review process, which takes into consideration academic performance and preparation (rigor of curriculum, GPA, test scores, and grade trends) in combination with extra-curricular activities and leadership skills.

Students awarded merit scholarships will be notified in writing following their offer of admission for Fall 2014. All merit scholars must accept their award by the May 1 confirmation date (or the date included on the award letter).

Merit scholarships are subject to change annually.

UW Bothell Diversity Scholar Award

The University of Washington Bothell is pleased to announce the UW Bothell Diversity Scholar Award, privately supported 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.

Factors that May be Considered in the Selection Process

  • Entering first-year at the University of Washington Bothell
  • Underrepresented minority student (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native with appropriate documentation, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
  • Exemplary academic record (GPA, curriculum, SAT/ACT scores)
  • Personal background and community service
  • Resident of the state of Washington
  • Financial need, as evidenced from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Amount and Terms of the Scholarship

At present, the UW Bothell Diversity Scholar Award provides the recipient with a scholarship of $10,000 annually, for a total value of $40,000, to attend the University of Washington Bothell for four years of undergraduate study.

Application Process

To be considered, students must submit their completed application for admission by the January 15 priority application and scholarship date. In addition, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible.
Students whose admission applications indicate that they may meet the criteria listed above will be reviewed automatically (no additional application is needed). Eligible students will be notified between mid-February and mid-March.

Private Scholarships

Students are encouraged to use the following resources to help fund their education.

Contact us


Danette L. Iyall
Assistant Director

Margarita V. Naumchik
Financial Aid Counselor

Candiss Eickelmann
Financial Aid Assistant

*Please include your UW Student ID# on all emails and voice messages.

Mailing Address:

UW Bothell
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Box 358500
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

Phone: 425-352-5240
Fax: 425-352-3217
Email: uwbfaid@uw.edu
Husky Hall Room 1130
Office Hours:
Monday -- Friday:
8:00am -- 5:00pm
Phone Hours:
Monday -- Friday:
9:00am -- 4:00pm