Freshman Scholarships

for Prospective Honors Freshmen

Entering freshmen will be automatically considered for these scholarships as part of their application process to the Honors Program. Students cannot apply for these scholarships; no separate application is required or will be accepted.

All awards and terms are dependent on fund availability and subject to change before recipients are chosen.

Mary Gates Endowment Scholarship

The Mary Gates Endowment Scholarship is awarded to entering Honors freshmen on the basis of academic merit. This fund was established by Bill and Melinda Gates to support excellence in undergraduate education at the University of Washington and in particular to create new opportunities for students to become independent learners and community leaders. Bill's mother, Mary Maxwell Gates (1929-1994), was a great leader who promoted voluntary service and philanthropy both locally and nationally; she served on the University of Washington Board of Regents from 1975 until 1993.

Only Washington State residents are eligible for consideration.

Award covers two years of support equivalent to resident tuition.

Honors Undergraduate Scholar Award - 4-year resident tuition waiver

These merit-based resident tuition waivers are awarded to a select group of incoming freshmen with Washington state residency. This award waives 4 years of resident undergraduate tuition, excluding summer term. This award cannot waive exchange program, study abroad, or UPASS fees. Any student studying away from UW must contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine the applicability of their aid towards program costs.

Only Washington State residents are eligible for consideration.

Honors Achievement Award - nonresident tuition waiver

These merit-based nonresident tuition waivers are awarded to a select group of incoming nonresident freshmen applicants and provide a partial waiver of nonresident tuition for one year, excluding summer term. This is a one-time, non-renewable award. This award cannot waive exchange program, study abroad, or UPASS fees. Any student studying away from UW must contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine the applicability of their aid towards program costs.

Only non-Washington State US residents are eligible for consideration.

Campbell Scholarship

The Campbell Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who exhibits high academic promise and is the first in her or his family to attend college. This fund was established to honor Fred Campbell for the many lives that he has touched, and for his contributions to higher education, teaching, and the University of Washington. Fred Campbell retired from the University in 2001 after serving as the Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost for nine years. He joined the faculty in 1967 and served as chair of the Department of Sociology for seven years. He also held the position of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1988 to 1992. The purpose of this endowment is tied to Dr Campbell's own experience as a first-generation college student whose parents never graduated from high school.

Only Washington State residents with financial need are eligible for consideration.

$3,000 award

Eberharter Scholarship

The Betty Eberharter Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman in the College Honors Program who intends to pursue a degree in international studies and has an interest in issues of peace and conflict resolution. This scholarship is Ms. Eberharter's first gift to the Honors Program and demonstrates her dedication to providing students with a means to engage in service and study abroad in conjunction with regular Honors requirements.

Only Washington State residents are eligible for consideration.

$3,000 per year for four years, with additional funds for study abroad.

Lovsted Family Endowed Scholarship

In September 2004, UW alumni Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lovsted established the Lovsted Family Endowed Scholarships. Mr. Lovsted ('52) achieved success in basketball and as a member of the Crew team, winning National Championships and a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland. Mrs. Lovsted ('53), graduated from the UW Magna Cum Laude, and was active in many University efforts as an alumna. These scholarships support students in the Honors Program, Men's Crew Program, and the Swimming Program and are awarded to students demonstrating such qualities as a strong character, integrity, cooperative attitude, passion for study, commitment to family and community, honesty, and a strong work ethic. The student must demonstrate financial need.

US residents with financial need are eligible for consideration.

$2,000 per year for four years.

David and Mari Clack Scholarship

Mari and David Clack are UW alums and feel strongly about the University and providing access to education to students from Spokane County that otherwise would not be able to attend without financial assistance. The Clack Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in Arts and Sciences who is an entering freshman from Spokane County. The student must demonstrate financial need.

Only Washington State residents with financial need are eligible for consideration.

$3,500 award

Stamps Scholarship

The Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Leadership Scholar Award is generously funded by the Stamps Family Foundation with co-funding coming from the University of Washington. If selected for a Stamps Scholarship, students will receive funds for tuition, room and board, books and any other costs related to attending the University of Washington (i.e. funds to supplement study abroad, travel to academic conferences, and other relevant experiences that enhance study at the University of Washington). The total amount of the Stamps Scholarship will be determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, minus any other scholarships students may receive. This is a four year, renewable scholarship. Students are nominated for the Stamps Scholarship during the Honors Program application review period. Only students who have applied to the Honors Program are eligible for consideration. Applications are not accepted.

Only Washington State residents are eligible for consideration.

For more information on the Stamps Foundation, visit: http://stampsfoundation.org/

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