Black Opportunity Scholarship

black student smiling with the text Black Opportunity ScholarshipThe Black Opportunity Scholarship

In July of 2020, the University of Washington established The Black Opportunity Fund to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has on the Black community, to take action to address these inequities and injustices, and to fund a strategic agenda that meets immediate and ongoing needs of our Black students, staff, and faculty.

In September of 2020, a UW Bothell taskforce of Black students, staff, and faculty convened to make recommendations for spending. Based on feedback from student representatives, the taskforce recommended creating a renewable need-based scholarship for students experiencing mental health & wellness challenges, housing or job insecurity, or a need for counseling services.

The Office of Diversity and Equity with support from Advancement & External Relations, have created the Black Opportunity Scholarship. This is a student scholarship that recognizes those critical needs.

For questions, please contact Miguel Macias at 

2021-2022 application details coming soon!


Give to the Black Opportunity Fund

Would you like to make a gift that will impact students? Join the UW Bothell community and support the Black Opportunity Fund today!

Compliance information

The University of Washington’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) supports both legal compliance and a spirit of equal opportunity as it relates to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected veterans. More details are available in the UW’s Affirmative Action plan.