Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Martin Achievement Scholarship

mas-scholars-imgThe Martin Family Foundation established the Martin Achievement Scholarship program to fund students who have demonstrated signs of exceptional ability in art, humanities, music, science, and/or leadership at one of the fifteen Washington State Community Colleges located around the Puget Sound region. The program will select Martin Achievement Scholars early in the first year of their community college career and will fund, encourage and support their second year of study and eventual transfer to the University of Washington in Seattle.

The award is dependent on successful admission to the University of Washington as a matriculated student.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
  • Be Washington State residents who meet any one of the following three categories:
  • Be currently enrolled students at Bellevue, Cascadia, Edmonds, Everett, Grays Harbor, Green River, Highline, North Seattle, Olympic, Peninsula, Pierce, Seattle Central, Shoreline, South Seattle or Tacoma College pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
  • Have earned a minimum of 15 community college transfer credits
  • Have demonstrated signs of exceptional ability in science, humanities, music, art, leadership and/or service to the community
  • The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.
  • Applicants for the 2021 Martin Achievement Scholarship should not plan on transferring to UW Seattle prior to summer 2022.
  • The UW portion of the award will depend on successful admission to University of Washington Seattle as a matriculated student. Unfortunately students planning to attend UW Bothell or UW Tacoma are not eligible to apply.

Running Start students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship, but should consider applying for the Martin Honors Scholarship. Students planning to transfer to UW in 2021 should also consider applying for the Martin Honors Scholarship.

The application is available annually, February through April. The deadline to apply is generally in early April, just after spring break. Please click here for additional information.

The 2021 Martin Achievement Scholarship application cycle will open on Jan. 15, 2021. The deadline to apply will be April 9, 2021. Get further details and apply here.

If, after reading through that information, you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards at the University of Washington:, 206-543-4282, 171 Mary Gates Hall.