A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 8-Scholarships





Scholarships don’t have to be intimidating. The office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has put together some great tips on paying for college.

Become familiar with scholarship search resources listed on the UWB Merit Scholarships website: http://www.uwb.edu/studentservices/merit-scholarships

Start early – Researching scholarship opportunities and putting together a competitive application requires planning at least two quarters in advance. For example, if you want to study abroad in the fall, you must apply for study abroad scholarships during winter and spring quarters.

Most scholarship applications require:

  • Short essay(s)
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Transcript

A useful strategy is to create a timeline:

  • Start with the deadline and work backward
  • Plan out when specific application components should be completed
  • Leave time for revising
  • Give advance notice to recommenders

Set up a detailed profile on theWashBoard.org, when searching for scholarships.

Attend an Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities workshop, offered every quarter, including summer

Consider study abroad, undergraduate research, and summer enrichment programs

Set up an advising appointment to explore scholarship opportunities and work on specific applications. 

Connect them on Facebook.com/UWBScholarships to stay up to date on upcoming scholarship opportunities and events.

If you have questions you don’t see on here, feel free to stop in at our Quick Questions Drop-In Advising. We’re in the Student Success Center (UW1-160) 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday-Friday.

You can also reach us through email or by phone:

(425) 352-3427





Did You Know?

Nine out of 10 of UW Bothell students are from the state of Washington.