The UW offers scholarships in everything from academic pursuits and research activities to community service and musical talents. You are considered for some scholarship programs automatically as part of your admission or financial aid applications, while others are available through departments once you are enrolled as a student. The Financial Aid Scholarship Services Office awards several hundred scholarships each year to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and who are residents of Washington state.
The University of Washington Purple & Gold Scholarship is awarded to U.S. students (U.S. citizens, permanent residents, refugees and undocumented residents) who are not residents of Washington state. Amounts vary by recipient, are given for four years and may be used only for the Seattle campus. To be eligible for consideration, students must be admitted to the UW for autumn quarter of the academic year and complete a FAFSA. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Dollar amounts may vary, so inquire with the university for further details.