Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Martin Honors Scholarship

honorsThe Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables Washington State Community College students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington in Seattle. Martin Honors Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW, if available.

Applicants are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, a sense of purpose, and leadership and service to the community. They are expected to have well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. In addition, applicants should provide evidence of how a Martin Scholarship will encourage the pursuit of a program of education most likely to fulfill their potential. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be Washington State residents who meet any one of the following three categories:
  • Be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State Community College by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington in Seattle. Students who hold an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline.
  • 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.
  • The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.

This scholarship is open to both transfer students who are not part of Running Start, and Running Start students, assuming all of the eligibility requirements are met.

The application for the Martin Honors Scholarships is generally available May through July each year. Please click here for additional information about applying, and to access the online application form.

If, after reading through that information, you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards at the University of Washington:, 206-543-2603, 171 Mary Gates Hall.