Habib Making Connections Scholarship
Website: Women's Center
The mission of the Making Connections Program is to bridge the divide of underrepresented populations in higher education and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
The Making Connections Program directs outreach towards Seattle’s urban high schools with ethnically diverse student populations, large numbers of immigrant and refugee youth, and low-income households. Making Connections serves 100 students, and their parents, annually from the following high schools: Garfield High School, Nathan Hale High School, Chief Sealth High School, Cleveland High School, Evergreen High School, Franklin High School, Ingraham High School, Rainier Beach High School, and West Seattle High School. We target underrepresented students, from single-income households, first-generation college-bound students, and populations that do not traditionally enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.
The Habib Making Connections Scholarship was endowed by the Habib family to support underrepresented, economically disadvantaged students pursuing degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) fields. Due to a generous donation from the Habib family, the Making Connections Program will be awarding scholarships to two students each year. In order to qualify for the scholarship students must be:
- An alumni of the Making Connections Program
- Entering the University of Washington as a Freshmen
- From an underrepresented, economically disadvantaged background
- A declared major in a STEM field
- Demonstrate financial need
In order to renew the scholarship students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and must have declared a major in science, technology, engineering, or math.
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