University of Washington — Scholarships for Community College Transfer Students

Applications are now OPEN for community college students applying to the UW as transfer students for 2020-2021.


Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to promising community college students planning to transfer to the University of Washington to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

These competitive scholarships are based on academic achievement, personal essays, recommendations and future academic promise.

Applications are open to community college transfer students who will be entering the University of Washington in fall quarter 2020. Community college transfer students who entered UW in winter or spring quarter of 2020 are also eligible to apply.

Scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000, and are awarded for one year at a time. Recipients may apply for renewal for an additional year, depending on availability of funding and providing that they maintain program requirements for their majors and a satisfactory GPA.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Washington state
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Have applied to transfer to UW in fall quarter 2020 or transferred into UW either winter or spring quarter 2020
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)

Scholarship applications are open to STEM majors planning to transfer to any of the University of Washington’s three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma). Click here to see a list of all majors offered by UW Seattle; separate lists are available for UW Bothell and UW Tacoma.

Only students majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics are eligible for support. This does not include health majors such as medical technology and nursing.

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium values diversity and strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Questions should be directed to nasa@uw.edu.

How we review applications

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium uses a holistic review approach to evaluate applications. Your entire application, including your essays and extracurricular activities, is important in this individualized application review. We encourage you to use your application to share with us who you are and what is important to you.

All applications will be read and evaluated. Finalists will be invited to interview with Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium staff. Notification of scholarship awards will be made in mid-summer.