Freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships if the application for admission is submitted by the priority filing date. Students awarded merit scholarships will be notified following their acceptance. All merit scholars must accept their award by the May 1 confirmation date (or the date included on the award letter).
Merit scholarships are awarded based on a holistic review process which includes academic performance and preparation (rigor of curriculum, gpa, test scores, and grade trends) in combination with extra-curricular activities and leadership skills.
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 freshmen.
Factors that May be Considered in the Selection Process
- Entering freshman 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.
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.
Students are encouraged to use the following resources to help fund their education.