For Students 

Scholarships offered by The Seattle Foundation are as unique as the generous donors who established them. We believe healthy communities come from strong minds built upon a foundation of idea, learning and diversity. 

The Seattle Foundation lists most of its Washington-based scholarships on Free of cost for both students and providers, acts as a clearinghouse with vetted scholarship information and matches those seeking scholarship support with those looking to provide it. In December 2009, the Washington Scholarship Coalition, comprised of public and private organizations including The Seattle Foundation, launched to make it easier for students to efficiently find and apply for relevant scholarship opportunities. may be used by students from Washington or students moving into Washington to attend school; scholarships posted include both in-state and out-of-state opportunities. 

About Our Scholarships

  • The Seattle Foundation holds more than 40 scholarship funds for students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • In 2010 the Foundation awarded more than $760,000 to over 230 students.
  • Scholarship awards range in size from $500 to $20,000; several are renewable.
  • We offer scholarship opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students attending community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, vocational/technical schools and graduate/professional schools.

Timeline and Important Dates

Application requirements and instructions are updated annually by January 1. Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for most of The Seattle Foundation scholarships is March 1 and students will be notified of award decisions in mid-April.

For a full list of scholarships administered by The Seattle Foundation, please visit our Scholarships Listing.