Homeschoolers at UW Scholarship

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The goal of this scholarship is to provide financial support to homeschool graduates at UW and encourage them to reflect on their educational experiences and goals.

  • Open to current and incoming UW undergrads who will be enrolled at UW during the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Earned a homeschool high school diploma instead of a mainstream high school diploma. Declaration of Intent required; students from alternative high schools who earn high school diplomas are not eligible. Running Start is acceptable.
  • Attends or will attend University of Washington.
  • Financial need is not a requirement to apply, but will be taken into consideration in the selection process.
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

Online application will open May 1, 2023. Access the online application here, between May 1 and June 21, 2023.

The online application will include:

  • Essay: In what ways has homeschooling influenced your perspective on learning and your identity as a learner? What challenges and/or opportunities did you experience from it? How do you expect having been homeschooled will influence your experiences in college and beyond? (Max. 1,000 words)
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount from your FAFSA or WASFA. If your EFC amount doesn’t accurately reflect your situation, please provide additional context. (Max. 250 words)

Selection criteria:

  • Content, clarity, insight, depth of self-reflection
  • All are welcome to apply, but need will be a consideration in selection 
Contact Information

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

171 Mary Gates Hall