Scholarship Information for Current Students
Student scholarships are made possible due to generous donations to the Foster School of Business and are awarded based on specific criteria designated by the donor. The predominant required scholarship specifications include MBA academic merit, financial need, leadership, and demonstrated participation in the Foster MBA Program, the UW, and/or the community.
- All full-time students are invited to apply for 2013/14 scholarships regardless of whether they are scholarship recipients this year.
- Students with a 1st-year scholarship are not guaranteed a 2nd-year scholarship and must complete the MBA 2013-14 Full-time Scholarship Application process detailed below.
- Current scholarship students should also be aware that 2nd -year scholarship awards are often lower than 1st-year awards because we often award a larger number of smaller scholarships for the second year.
Scholarship Application Instructions
Step 1: Submit the FAFSA Form (see additional details below).
Step 2: Complete the on-line Scholarship Application between March 1 and April 15, 2013. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for scholarships only if funds are still available. The application process requires you to submit the following:
- A one-page RESUME, which briefly summarizes your work experience, academic history, community activities, and honors. Note: the application includes an upload feature.
- A short-answer application detailing your career goals, community activities, examples of leadership and why you believe you should be selected as a scholarship recipient.
If you have any questions regarding the scholarship process please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
For the majority of the scholarships awarded through this application, at least one of the criteria is that applicants demonstrate financial need. To be eligible for scholarships with financial need as a criterion, you must file a FAFSA form with the College Scholarship Service and request that the results be sent the UW Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA). The priority deadline is February 28, 2013 (additional details can be found on their website). Although you may apply after the priority deadline, the later the FAFSA is submitted, the less likely it will be that the information will arrive at the UW Financial Aid Office in time for you to be considered for a need-based scholarship.
- The FAFSA is available online or in hard copy from the UW Office of Financial Aid (105 Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway; Tel: 206-543-6101) or any financial aid office at your local community college or university.
- International Students: Although you are not eligible for UW Financial Aid, if you have a Social Security Number, you can complete a FAFSA form so that you may be considered for need-based scholarships. (Please note: you will receive an error message, but the application will still be processed.) If you do not have a Social Security Number, you can still apply for a non-need based MBA scholarship.
Notification of Scholarship Awards
The MBA Scholarship Committee begins awarding scholarships as soon as funds are available. Generally, initial awards are made by early June and continue until the start of classes in the fall. You will be notified by email once awards are made.
Scholarship recipients are required to write a thank-you note to the scholarship sponsor before the money is distributed to their student accounts. In addition, recipients must be enrolled full-time (taking at least 10 credits/quarter) to continue to receive MBA scholarships.