Thinking about transferring to the UW? If you are, Transfer Thursday is your gateway to transfer information. At a Transfer Thursday session, you can speak to an admissions counselor who will tell you all about applying to the UW. You can also meet with an undergraduate academic advisor who will help you prepare for your intended UW major. Bring your questions and your unofficial transcript(s). It’s one-stop shopping for the prospective transfer student.
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Contributors to this Issue:
Susan J. Templeton
The Transfer eNewsletter is a project of the UW Undergraduate Advising Gateway Center.
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By Mona Pitre-Collins, Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
The Undergraduate Scholarship Office serves as a clearinghouse of information on merit-based scholarships for current University of Washington students. The Office gathers information on funding opportunities, both local and national, for which University of Washington students can apply. The Undergraduate Scholarship Office (USO) also serves as the nominating office for national scholarship competitions. For these awards, the office organizes campus-screening committees to identify the University of Washington campus nominee and helps the nominees prepare for the national competition.
We support students by providing general resources and advising to individual students throughout the scholarship process. The USO workshops, fairs and web page can help students by providing additional information.
Students not currently enrolled at the University of Washington-Seattle may receive scholarship information through the Undergraduate Scholarship Office Website at: http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/students/incoming/schols.html
The listings we maintain in the Scholarship Opportunity section are under “Incoming University of Washington Students.” This category lists a few scholarships for students who wish to transfer to the University of Washington from community colleges and other 4-year colleges and universities. It also lists scholarships for international students who wish to enter the University of Washington as degree-seeking students. This includes students who require a visa to attend the UW. Listings for high school seniors who wish to enter the University of Washington directly after high school, including Washington State Running Start students are also included.
TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS -- There are three scholarship programs that specifically target community college students who wish to transfer to UW–Seattle. They are the Martin Achievement Scholarship, the Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship, and the Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarship.
DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS -- There are a several departments at the UW that offer departmental scholarships (see “Departmental Scholarships at the UW-Seattle”). While most of these are available to students only after they have been accepted to the UW, a few departments offer scholarships which prospective transfer students can apply for while applying to the UW-Seattle. Interested students should contact individual departments for details. The following scholarship applications are open to incoming students:
Additional Sources of Scholarship Information Can Be Found With These Resources:
PROFESSORS AND DEPARTMENTAL ADVISERS – Professors and departmental advisers may know of merit-based scholarships for undergraduates specific to a field of study. Professional groups often allocate funds to sponsor undergraduate scholarships. Professors and/or advisers may be associated with such groups. Posters and announcements for awards are often mailed for posting to eligible departments. Therefore, interested students should check departmental kiosks and bulletin boards regularly.
COMMUNITY-BASED, MEMBERSHIP-BASED, PROFESSIONAL & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS – Community organizations (Kiwanis Clubs, Jaycees, Chambers of Commerce, Community Centers, local chapters of Business Associations, etc.,) often give awards to students from their communities who are attending college.
FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SERVICES ON THE WEB – There are a number of scholarship search services offered free on the Internet.
Be cautious when scholarship search services ask you to pay. Visit the Federal Trade Commission’s $cholarship $cam page before you do so. www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/scholarship
Where can I find the Scholarship Office?
120 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle WA 98195-2803
206-543-4282; FAX 206-616-4389