Students of Low Income Student Network
The Students of Low-Income Network at UW Bothell is a community in which information, support, and resources are provided for first-year and transfer students who self-identify as low-income. If you are worried about tuition, financial aid, or scholarships we can help. If you also identify with this network and would like to join, feel free to contact the Network Leads by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Diversity Center (UW1-173): The Diversity Center is a student hub for coordinating student diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the UWB campus. Inside, students have access to all sorts of resources such as study rooms, DACA Dream team, and the Husky Pantry.
- Financial Aid Office (Husky Hall Welcome Center): The Office of Financial Aid gives undergraduates and graduates financial help through offering guidance as well as resources such as loans, scholarships, grants, and other pathways. Through planning, careful decision making, and commitment, they hope to no longer make finances a barrier for education.
- Academic Support Services: The Academic Support Service assists students in their success within the coursework they are studying. Utilizing these services will guide students in getting a better understanding of the majors they are pursuing. These services consist of the UW Bothell Library, Quantitative Skills Center (QSC), and Writing and Communication Center (WaCC).
- Husky Pantry (UW1-191A): In the Diversity Center, students can find the Husky Food Pantry. The second Pantry is located in Husky Village Community Center. The Husky Food Pantries may be accessed by any UW Bothell student who is facing food insecurity, so the food is free to take.
- Counseling Center (UW1-080): The counseling center offers free mental health counseling for students at UWB and Cascadia college. Some things they offer include: crisis services, mental health screening, self help resources, workshops, and much more.
- Lynwood Food Bank: The Lynwood Food Bank is an efficient food distribution center for people with low income in the Snohomish County area. They are a private non- profit organization that serves over 1,000 households per month and distributes approximately 870,000 pounds of food per year. If you are in need of food then this is a great option for you, it is also a viable source for fulfilling scholarship requirements as some scholarships require volunteer hours.
- Food Stamps: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is a food stamp organization that can help provide financial assistance for food with low or no income families. To see if you are eligible, you can apply on the website listed.
- College Board Scholarship Opportunity: You can apply for the College Board: Complete Your Journey Scholarship which awards $40,000 to selected participants.
- BECU Scholarships : The BECU Foundation Scholarship awards $2,500 to selected students that is renewable every two years for a total of $5,000.
Why We Became Students of Low-Income Network Leads
“I want everyone to know regardless of how much money is in their pocket, their goals are achievable, and they are supported.”
“I want to make sure that students with lower income don’t feel inferior and that there are many resources to help them.”
“I want to show that even though you have limited resources to work with, there are still ways to ensure you have a successful future.”