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 Presidential Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to selected Washington residents who show exceptional leadership, community engagement and promise. It is renewable for up to four years. To be eligible for consideration, students must be admitted to the UW for the autumn quarter of the academic year and complete a FAFSA. Washington residents are considered automatically with their application to the UW.