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.

UW Bothell General Scholarship

  • Scholarships of varying amounts to be awarded over winter and spring quarters.
  • Application now open.
  • Must be currently enrolled fall quarter 2014.
  • Deadline: December 1, 2014

UWB Founders Fellow Award

  • The purpose of these awards is to encourage and recognize the participation of undergraduate students in research in all disciplines and inter-disciplines represented on the UW Bothell campus.  These awards will allow students to focus more attention and time on their research, scholarship and creative activity.  Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. 
  •  $750 per quarter for Winter and Spring quarters for a total of $1500. 
  • Award recipients are expected to present at the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Symposium in May 2015.
  • Deadline: December 5, 2014

Scholarship America Dream Award

  • Award amounts range between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on need, and increase by $1,000 each year to encourage students to finish their degree.
  • 3.0+ GPA, and must demonstrate financial need. In addition, community leadership and volunteerism, and overcoming barriers to school success will also be considered.
  • Deadline: December 15, 2014

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

Gates Millennium Scholars

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was established to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American Students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.
  • Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
  • Minimum GPA 3.3
  • Deadline: January 14, 2015

Other Resources

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