Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen at the University of Washington

Note! Applications for the 2015 scholarships are now open. Please login here to create a new application or update an existing application.

Talia Suner working at her 2011 biology research

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium annually offers scholarships to incoming freshmen planning to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics at the University of Washington.

These competitive scholarships are open to accomplished high school seniors, Running Start students, and Early Entrance students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.

Awards are based on high school academic achievement, standardized test scores, personal essays, recommendations, and future academic promise.

What is a Space Grant scholarship?

UW Space Grant scholarships range from $2,000 to $4,000. Scholarships are awarded for one year at a time. Scholarship recipients may apply for award renewal for up to three years, depending on availability of funding. Candidates for renewal must be enrolled in an eligible major, earn a minimum GPA of 3.3, and maintain program requirements for their majors.

The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium program at UW is designed to create a small college atmosphere within the larger university. Along with financial support, Space Grant scholars can expect these benefits:

Eligibility requirements

Scholarship applicants must be Washington state residents and U.S. citizens planning to major in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline at the University of Washington. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Click here to see a list of all majors offered by the University of Washington; only majors in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics are eligible for support.

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

All completed applications will be read and evaluated. Finalists will be invited to interview on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. The interviews will take place between late February and mid-March. Notification of scholarship awards will be made no later than mid-April.

Applicants can get to know our current Space Grant scholars through the program for the Space Grant Reception and Poster Session.


Additional funds for these scholarships have been generously provided by the Mary Gates Endowment for Students, the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Office of Student Affairs, the UW Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering, Washington Sea Grant, the PNW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, the Irving and Louise Donnergaard Endowment, the Sigurd Olsen Endowment, the Dovie Samuelson Endowment, and the Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson Memorial Diversity Endowment.