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Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship

The Martin Family Foundation was formed with the vision of its founder, Benn Martin. The Foundation’s Honors Scholarship Program enables students attending community colleges who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus.

Award Information:

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Amount: Up to $10,000 per year
Number of Scholarship Awards: 2 to 4
Deadline: July 8
Length of Award: 2 to 3 years
GPA: Check the official website for more details
Major: Applicants may choose their own majors. Depending on their choice, they may graduate with Departmental or College Honors.
Eligible Students: College Sophomores and Juniors

Additional Requirements:

– Be Washington resident
– Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
– Must be attending or have attended a community college in the State of Washington
– Must have earned at least 36 credits at a Washington State Community College by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington
– Students holding an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply
– Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline
– Applicants must be accepted in the University of Washington as matriculated students
– Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement to apply

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Application Process:

1. Complete the online application form by going to You’ll need to login using your UW NetID to access the online application.

2. Upload a copy of your most recent transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable).

3. Provide an activities resume or curriculum vitae showing your honors, awards, scholarships, services, researches, work experiences, etc.

4. Ask two persons to write letters of recommendations on your behalf: one of your references must be from a faculty member addressing your intellectual curiosity and potential; your other reference can be in person who can address your capabilities and volunteer/community service participation.
Note: your references must upload their letters before July 8. If they have any questions, they may contact:

Mona Pitre-Collins,
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
171 Mary Gates Halls, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 221-6059
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process:

The Martin Scholarship Selection Committee (composed of UW faculty and staff members) will choose a number of applicants to write a brief personal essay. Those who write the best essays on the topic provided will be chosen as finalists and will be invited for a personal interview in September. The Martin Family Foundation Board will make the final decision in selecting the scholarship recipients within a day of the personal interviews.

The committee gives no consideration of gender, race, color, creed, or nationality. The committee is looking for dedicated students who are starting to show an aptitude in specific areas of study, but who may not have the highest GPA in their class.

Contact Information:

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
171 Mary Gates Hall
Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
Phone: (206) 543-4282
Fax: (206) 685-7264
Email: [email protected]

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