UW Class of 1957 Scholar Award

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The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Washington who demonstrate high academic merit and financial need.

The scholarship shall be awarded to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors based upon their academic merit and financial need (graduating seniors are eligible if full-time enrolled in spring 2019). The award can be used to cover tuition and may also provide support for books, fees, and other educational expenses.

Eligible students must: 
  1. Be current full-time enrolled undergraduate students during 2018-2019 (graduating seniors are eligible if full-time enrolled in spring 2019); 
  2. Have a 3.3 minimum grade point average;
  3. Have financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office; and
  4. Be able to demonstrate academic merit through involvement in experiential learning activities relevant to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Appropriate activities can be research, internships, study abroad or other experiential learning activities. Students who have just entered UW recently, with limited UW activities to date, should include those activities engaged in at prior schools.
  5. Students from all disciplines will be considered for this scholarship, and should be able to articulate their academic and/or professional goals.
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • Us Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
To apply, complete the Class of 1957 Scholar Award online application form, which is available at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/543. It will include:
  • An unofficial copy of the most recent UW transcript and transfer transcript (if you have transferred to the UW in 2018-2019 academic year);
  • Curriculum Vitae (list of honors, awards, service, research, scholarships, work, etc.); and
  • Essay (limited to 800 words) describing your academic merit as indicated by your involvement in activities relevant to your academic course work, career and/or professional goals. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans and aspirations. Also discuss what your education will help you to accomplish – for yourself, for society, and/or for the furtherance of your chosen field.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to the applicant's academic merit and achievement. At least one letter must be from a faculty member who has taught you, which addresses intellectual curiosity, academic potential, and character. Letters will be uploaded into the online application.
The online application also allows students who are eligible to apply for the UW Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship within the same application. Learn more about that scholarship at: https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/1954.

Contact Information
Robin Chang
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
UW, Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle  WA  98195-2803
Email:  robinc@uw.edu