Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application is now open!

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Please note that students from ANY Washington State community college are potentially eligible to apply for this scholarship (see complete details on the website and eligibility details below).

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington in Seattle. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW Seattle, if available. Applicants are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. They are expected to have well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. There should be evidence that a Martin Scholarship will encourage pursuit of a program of education most likely to fulfill the applicant’s potential. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement.

The scholarship provides $12,000/year for 2-3 years at UW Seattle (depending on course of study and academic plans). Please note that this scholarship is currently only available for studies at UW Seattle (unfortunately, not Bothell or Tacoma).


  • Applicants must be Washington State residents who are in any one of the following three categories: (1) US citizens, or (2) US Permanent Residents, or (3) Eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 or DACA standards.

o   For additional information about HB 1079 or DACA standards qualification, please visit  and please read about UW’s requirements at and

o   If you have any questions or concerns about meeting these requirement, please contact Robin Chang at or 206-543-2603.

  • Applicants must be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington Seattle. Students who hold an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington Seattle may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of July 1, 2021.
  • The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington Seattle as a matriculated student.
  • The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.

Additional details about this application are at and additional details about the Martin Family Foundation, FAQs, bios of current and past scholars and more are at