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.

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship

  • Encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.
  • Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.
  • Award amounts range from $2,500 to $4,500
  • Deadline: Oct, 31, 2014

Truman Scholarhsip

  • The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to actively involved student leaders pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.  Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.  The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2014 from 1:00 – 1:50pm
    UWS 173Q MGH
    RSVP https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/137
  • Campus Deadline: Nov 6, 2014

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

  • 300 Awards of $7,500
  • Outstanding students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in these fields. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the 2015–2016 academic year.
  • Students must be nominated by UW; Consider an information session, scholarship is competitive.
  • Campus Deadline: Nov 7, 2014

Amazon Student Scholarship

  • Must be an Amazon Student Member.
  • 50 Amazon Student members will each receive a $5,000 scholarship toward tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks in the form of an Amazon.com Gift card.
  • The scholarship is merit based. Awards will be based on GPA, community service and leadership experience.
  • Deadline: Nov 20, 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

Other Resources

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