Financial Aid


As you begin your search for funding to pay for your education, keep in mind that there are many resources that provide information about scholarships and other academic awards.  Each student must research the scholarships available and find those that best match their skills, experience, interests, and goals.  Explore the links below to begin locating scholarship and fellowship opportunities that will help support you during your academic career at UW Bothell.

If you have not already done so, you should begin your funding search by filling out a FAFSA.  Many scholarship organizations will consider financial need when selecting award recipients.  

UW Bothell Scholarships    

Each year we offer general scholarships graciously endowed from individuals, organizations, UW Bothell alumni, businesses, and associations. These scholarships are available to students enrolled at UW Bothell.  We have two applications per year:

  • UW Bothell General Scholarship (awarded for autumn -- spring quarters) application available in March online.
  • UW Bothell Winter & Spring General Scholarship (awarded for winter and spring quarters) application available in October-December online.

You may also view a list of our past scholarship winners or read through frequently asked questions about our scholarship process.

External Scholarships

There are many sources of information for scholarships and other funding opportunities. Each student must research the scholarships available and find those that best match their skills, experience, interests, and goals. Many resources are designed to help students identify which scholarships best match their qualifications; there are several

private scholarship search sites that can assist you with this task.

Merit Scholarships & Fellowships

Merit scholarships, fellowships, and awards are based on your future potential as demonstrated by your past achievements. The selection process takes into account your academic achievements, leadership accomplishments and community involvement and the awards sometimes include an internship or other service commitment. Some of the most prestigious and generous opportunities, such as the Fulbright, Beinecke and Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship, require nomination by your university. 

Erin Hitzemann is the Manager of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards in the Office of Student Services. She promotes competitive, merit-based scholarship opportunities on the UWB campus and mentors qualified students through the application process. If you are interested in exploring merit scholarship and fellowship opportunities or would like assistance with your application, Erin can be reached at or you can schedule an appointment via Student Services' WC Online system:

You can also utilize the Career Center to help prepare your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and practice your interviewing skills.

Additional Resources

Check out the following scholarship search engines:

UW Scholarship Database


Have a Scholarship Check?

Please send scholarship checks to:

University of Washington
P.O. Box 24967
Seattle, WA 98124-1967


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