The UW College of Education Faculty Council distributes a limited number of scholarships annually. Most of these scholarships are made possible through the generous gifts of alumni and other supporters. 

Only continuing and incoming College of Education students are eligible for College of Education scholarships, and all incoming admitted students are automatically considered. Master in Teaching students must submit additional application materials that will be distributed by the Teacher Preparation Office. Continuing students must submit separate application materials. Please note that financial need is not considered in the initial review of scholarship applications.

View table of scholarship information and criteria »

Many scholarships are need-based and require applicants to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the established deadline. Eligibility regarding need-based financial aid is determined by the FAFSA.

  • All applicants must enter the University of Washington, Code #003798, in Step 6.
  • International applicants/students who have a Social Security number should submit the FAFSA form per the above instructions.
  • International applicants/students who do not have a Social Security number must wait to have financial need evaluated until after review by the Scholarship Review Committee. This is a separate process.

Incoming students, as well as continuing students who apply, will be evaluated for scholarships using the following criteria:

  • Academic history shows merit: strong academic record, consistency with goal statement, academic awards or honors
  • Goals related to education: clear, insightful goals articulating a contribution to research or practice
  • Life experience: linked broadly to education or learning, clear relationship between experience and goals, nonacademic awards and experience, service and volunteer work, experience with diverse groups or cultures, obstacles overcome
  • Potential to contribute to field of education: collegiality, enthusiasm, professional involvement, leadership, diverse talents or background

Students will be considered for scholarships in three steps:

  1. Incoming students are given first consideration, as scholarships are primarily intended to assist incoming students during their first quarters of study. Continuing students will receive consideration in the event that awards are not granted to incoming students.
  2. Faculty conduct an initial review and send their top selections to the Scholarship Review Committee, which consists of faculty members and a student representative. They will apply the evaluation criteria to make final selections.
  3. Scholarship recipients are notified in writing and provided clear directions for accepting the scholarships.

See an informational chart listing available scholarships and specific eligibility criteria»