UW GenOM Project, Scholarships


To aid in your search for scholarships, we have also compiled a list of alternative scholarship funds for incoming freshman and undergraduate students. Undergraduates at the University of Washington can also access the Office of Merit and Scholarships database for scholarships, research funding, and internship opportunities. The GenOM Project also offers travel scholarships for students to attend conferences and programs on genetics or related fields of study. For further information on either type of scholarships, please click a link below:

Incoming Freshmen

  • American Indian Endowed Scholarship: provides financial assistance to Washington state residents that exhibit financial need and are of Native American decent.
  • Beyond Dreaming Scholarships for Undocumented Students: a collection of scholarships that undocumented students are eligible to apply for, both within Washington state and across the country.
  • College Bound Scholarship: for low-income students and students in foster care. Must sign up for the program by June 30th of the students' 8th grade year in order to be eligible in the future.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars: scholarship to cover unmet need for underrepresented students nationwide that are interested in computer science, education, engineering, library science, math, public health, or science. Covers costs of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: provides a variety of scholarships for students who are pursuing or planning to pursue their first undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: for underrepresented students who plan to attend a 4-year college or university and provide evidence of financial need.
  • Leadership 1000 Scholarship: for Washington state residents (including undocumented students) who meet certain income cutoffs and plan to attend or are currently attending a 4-year college or university in Washington state.
  • LULAC Scholarship Fund: provides 3 scholarships to students from underserved communities pursuing majors in a variety of fields.
  • Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship: for incoming freshmen to the University of Washington that want to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  • RMHC/HACER Scholarship: provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors from underserved communities.
  • Scholarship database: a database with hundreds of scholarships for undergraduate students and high school seniors.
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • Washington State Scholarship Foundation: scholarships based on financial need for graduates of Washington state high schools.
  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: supports low- and middle-income students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, math, and health care. Must be a Washington state resident planning to enroll or currently attending an eligible Washington state college or university.



Travel Scholarship

We sponsor students to attend conferences and programs on genetics or related fields of study. These scholarships are granted throughout the year and are available until the funding source is depleted. You may use a scholarship to cover the cost of conference fees, lodging, food, airfare, and other expenses.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Lisa Peterson for more information. Then download an application and follow the instructions.

Our Organization

The GenOM Project provides educational and research opportunities for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics. These programs target pre-college and undergraduate students.

To donate to the UW GenOM Project, click here.