UW Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship

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Description

The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship was developed to commemorate the 1962 alumni's collective experience at UW. Their generous gifts fund this scholarship in honor of their 50th Reunion and the 150th Anniversary of UW! 

The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to current undergraduate students at the University of Washington. Students eligible to receive support from this endowment must be Washington State residents with demonstrated academic merit, leadership and service. The donors to this endowment, members of the University of Washington Class of 1962, wish to target support to students who may not qualify for financial aid but for whom the cost of attending the University poses significant financial challenges.

The donors aim to fund “the gap”: the growing number of middle-class students, many of whom do not qualify for federal funding or Husky Promise and must take out student loans and work full- or part-time to support their education.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be current full-time enrolled undergraduate students during 2018-2019 (graduating seniors are eligible if full-time enrolled in spring 2019); 
  • Be Washington State residents,
  • Have a 3.3 minimum GPA,
  • Demonstrate academic merit, leadership and service, and
  • Students who don't qualify for most (or any) forms of free financial aid, must take out student loans and work full- or part-time to support their education, and for whom the cost of attending the UW poses significant financial challenges.
  • 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
  • Undocumented
Procedure
To apply, complete the online Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship Application, which is available at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/544. It will require:
  • An unofficial copy of the most recent UW transcript (please also include transcripts from previous colleges/universities if you have transferred to UW in the 2018-19 academic year);
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (list of honors, awards, service, research, scholarships, work, etc.); and
  • Personal Statement (800 words) describing your academic interests, leadership and service experiences, and the relevance of those experiences to your future goals (academic, career and/or professional). Also discuss what your education will help you to accomplish for your community or communities within Washington State.
  • Please include a brief description (300 words) describing how you balance school, work, and other commitments. Please feel free to include any other details about how you are currently financing your education that you would like to share; and
  • A copy of your FAFSA or WASFA Student Aid Report confirming your Expected Family Contribution. While the SAR is preferred, other forms of documentation confirming your loan debt or otherwise demonstrating your unmet financial need are acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation: at least one letter must be from a faculty member who has taught you, which addresses intellectual curiosity, academic potential, and character.  At least one letter should speak in support of your leadership and/or service: how it is building upon your academic work, further developing leadership skills and/or creating capacity for understanding critical concepts. The letter writers will be asked to upload their letter into the online application. 
 
Selection will be based on:
  • Intellectual ability
  • Sense of purpose & personal promise
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment to community engagement
  • Well-formulated ideas about the direction of studies and future career
  • The impact of the scholarship in filling a financial gap for the student.
Contact Information
Robin Chang
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle  WA  98195-2803
Telephone:  206-543-2603
Email:  robinc@uw.edu