Community Engagement Matching Scholarship
"Uniting Passion with Educational Pursuit to Create College Pathways"
To fulfill our urban-serving mission, the University of Washington Tacoma is continually working to identify the needs of our community and we are committed to supporting organizations who promote higher education with youth. The Community Engagement Matching Scholarship program is a collaborative effort between community based organizations and UW Tacoma to enhance the financial capacity of smaller nonprofits to offer college scholarships. By enhancing the financial support offered through smaller, local nonprofits, we are working with our community to widen pathways to the promise of a bright future through a university education.
- UW Tacoma will sponsor up to 3 annual scholarships for each qualified organization.
- UW Tacoma will provide up to $3,000 in matching funds for a total of $6,000 per scholarship.
- Match recipient must apply to, be admitted as a matriculated student, and enroll into UW Tacoma for the autumn quarter immediately following their senior year of high school.
- Registered Washington State 501(c) (3) Non-profit organizations that offer college scholarships.
- Community organization should demonstrate a selection process which includes:
- Evidence of co-curricular and/or community service involvement.
- Evidence of scholarship recipient's ability to succeed at a four year institution. UW Tacoma admission requirements.
- The University reserves the right to limit new organization's approval pending funding availability.
- A new organization must attend a Pre-Approval workshop prior to submitting application for participation.
- Community organizations must complete pre-approval application by November 15th of each year for upcoming academic year (e.g. November 15, 2014 to provide scholarships for students beginning Autumn Quarter 2015 admissions).
|Scholarship Program||Organization Contact|
|Alpha Iota Mu Lambda Foundation||Rick Bondon|
|Asia Pacific Cultural Center||Faaluaina Pritchard|
|Elizabeth Wesley/Tacoma Urban League||Wayne Williams
|Miss Pierce County Scholarship Program||Atiya Canley|
|Palmer Scholars||Sally Bose|