Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Upcoming Merit Scholarships

Check this page often for news about upcoming merit scholarships. Deadlines are usually posted at least a month in advance to give you plenty of time to prepare your application. The below list of scholarships are just a sample of upcoming scholarships. Please look in the UW scholarship database for a much more extensive list.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Spring 2015

  • The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists
  • (2) $10,000 scholarships and  (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Spring 2015 semester.
  • Students must also be legal United States residents,
  • Deadline: December 29, 2014 by 1pm PST

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

  • There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more.
  • Deadline: January 9, 2015

Mary Gates Endowment Scholarship

  • Mary Gates Endowment Scholarships are worth $4,000 and paid in two quarterly installments.
  • With the support of a mentor and a Mary Gates Leadership, Research or Venture Scholarship, the Endowment hopes to help students develop and achieve their goals. Mary Gates Scholars are a community of active and accomplished students and alumni, many of whom have published professional papers, won prestigious national awards, and founded non-profit organizations.
  • Visit the website for information sessions and application workshops.
  • Deadlines: Leadership: Monday, Jan. 26 @ 5:00 p.m. & Research: Monday, Feb. 2 @ 5:00 p.m.

UWRA Scholarship

  • UW students studying toward careers in aging research or the provision of services to older adults.
  • Up to four awards of up to $4,000 each will be made in Spring Quarter 2015 to students selected for their demonstrated promise and financial need.
  • Deadline: February 3, 2015 by 3pm

The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden Promising Leaders of Tacoma Scholarship

  • The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden is offering a $1000 scholarship to one high school or college-aged student who is interested in the legal field (or related fields such as political science, economics, criminal justice, etc).
  • UWB students are eligible
  • No minimum GPA
  • Deadline: February 28, 2015

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

  • Award amount varies depending on status in school $2,500-$7,500 and increases each year.
  •  Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care-check site to see if your major is eligible.
  • Must be a Washington state resident; minimum gpa 2.75
  • Must submit free FAFSA application, consideration of family gross income.
  • Deadline: application available January 5, 2015 and must be submitted by March 2, 2015

The Cascade Restoration Services Scholarship Program

  • $1,000 scholarship with no specific major requirments.
  • Applicants must be US Citizens.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Deadline: June 15, 2015

Other Resources

For a more comprehensive, chronological listing of scholarships, check out one of the following: