By Mona Pitre-Collins, Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
The Martin Family Foundation offers financial awards to community college students and graduates interested in eventually obtaining bachelors' degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle. If you are considering an application to UW, you may qualify for one of the following:
Martin Achievement Scholarship—For students not transferring until summer/fall 2014 Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2013*
Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship—For student transferring summer/fall 2013 Application Deadline: Friday, July 5, 2013*
Application procedures include a written application and personal interview. Multiple Martin Scholarships are awarded each year. Please see the online Martin Scholarship application* via the incoming student scholarships on the website of the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
The Martin Achievement Scholarship is designed to encourage and assist students early in their community college careers to pursue the baccalaureate at UW after completing their associate's degrees or transfer requirements for UW academic programs. Selected students will have a UW transfer date not earlier than summer/fall quarter 2014.
Martin Achievement Scholars may receive $5,000 in support for their second year in community college and up to $10,000 per year for three years at UW. Awarded on a competitive basis, the Martin Achievement Scholarship recognizes promise and accomplishment in academics, leadership, or contributions to the community.
Eligibility requirements include completion of 15 transfer credits at an accredited community college in Washington State, legal residency in Washington State, US citizenship or resident alien status with intent to become a US citizen. Selected students will have a UW transfer date not earlier than summer quarter 2014.
The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join the Honors Departmental Program at the UW and, depending on their choice of major, are eligible to graduate with Departmental or College Honors.
Martin Honors Scholars receive up to $10,000 per year, renewable each year for up to three years, subject to continuing high scholarship at the UW.
Applicants must be Washington State residents who are U.S. citizens or resident aliens and are currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington. They must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college at the time they matriculate to the University of Washington. Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of Friday, July 5, 2013.
For additional information please contact: Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards, Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, 171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 206-221-6059.
Deadline: application must be postmarked by March 2013 (date to be determined)
Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to promising community college students planning to transfer to the University of Washington to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. These competitive scholarships are based on academic achievement, personal essays, recommendations and future academic promise.
Applications are open to community college transfer students who will be entering the University of Washington in Autumn Quarter 2013. Community college transfer students who entered UW in Winter or Spring Quarter of 2013 are also eligible to apply.
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, and are awarded for one year at a time. Recipients may apply for renewal for an additional year, depending on availability of funding and providing that they maintain program requirements for their majors and a satisfactory GPA.
To be eligible, applicants must be Washington residents and U.S. citizens. Finalist interviews will be conducted in late March and notification of awards will be made in early May.
National Deadline is March 3, 2013 (Note: institutional deadlines may be earlier. Please check with your faculty representative.)
In 2012, the Foundation expects to award 80 Morris K. Udall scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2013-2014 academic year.
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