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Undergraduate Scholarships

Mia Sarani painting studio
2014 Hinckley-Martin Scholarship recipient Miha Sarani; photo by Mik Roque

Scholarships for Current Undergraduate Majors


The renowned Pilchuck Glass School partners with us to offer a combined scholarship that covers the cost of a summer course at Pilchuck. Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate majors are eligible to apply. Application for Summer 2018 is now open. Deadline for application is January 12th 2018. 


Presented in autumn to the top undergraduate students from each of the School’s three divisions, these special achievement awards honor students who demonstrate academic achievement, creative excellence, and outstanding performance in the School and at the University of Washington.

The application cycle runs from February - May 1 each year.

Online applications open in February each year:

Advising hosts Scholarship Workshops to help you prepare a strong application. Don’t wait until the end of April to start gathering your materials for this year’s application! Come to one of these 30-minute sessions and learn more about what makes a competitive scholarship application. 2018 Workshop dates will be announced at the end of Autumn quarter.

Last year's undergraduate scholarship recipients were honored at the annual Scholarship Reception in October 2017.

Graduating with Excellence Awards

The annual Graduating with Excellence Awards are given to the top undergraduate student from each of the School’s three divisions. These awards were created to acknowledge students whose academic achievements, creative excellence, and outstanding performance in the School and at the University of Washington put them at the top of their class.

Eligible undergraduate students are nominated for these awards by their faculty in Spring quarter. Recipients are honored at the School’s Graduation Celebration in June.

Scholarships for New Undergraduates: Crabby Beach & Hinckley-Martin:

If you are a new freshmen or transfer student starting at the UW in fall quarter, and you're planning to major in art, art history or design, you may be eligible to apply for a Crabby Beach Foundation or Kathryn Hinckley-Martin Scholarship in Art.

These awards are valued between $3000 and $4000, and are designed to honor your past academic achievements and help you develop an equally impressive record at the University of Washington.

Application for the 2017-18 Crabby Beach and Hinckley-Martin Scholarships closed in September 2017.

The 2018-19 application will open in May 2018.