Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarship

Website: Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium


Washington NASA Space Grant Community College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to promising community college students planning to transfer to the University of Washington to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

These competitive scholarships are based on academic achievement, personal essays, recommendations and future academic promise.

Applications are open to community college transfer students who will be entering the University of Washington in fall quarter 2021. Community college transfer students who entered UW in winter or spring quarter of 2021 are also eligible to apply.

Scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000, and are awarded for one year at a time. Recipients may apply for renewal for an additional year, depending on availability of funding and providing that they maintain program requirements for their majors and a satisfactory GPA.


To be eligible, scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Washington state
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Have applied to transfer to UW in fall quarter 2021 or transferred into UW either winter or spring quarter 2021
  • Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)

Scholarship applications are open to STEM majors planning to transfer to any of the University of Washington’s three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma). Click here to see a list of all majors offered by UW Seattle; separate lists are available for UW Bothell and UW Tacoma.

Only students majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics are eligible for support. This does not include health majors such as medical technology and nursing.

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium values diversity and strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Student Type
  • sophomore
  • junior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

Application and more information are available online at: https://waspacegrant.org/students/studentships/uw-transfers/ 


The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium was established in 1989 with a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is housed in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. The Consortium's mission is to further science, mathematics and technology education and aerospace science and engineering research for Washington's diverse learners of all ages.

The University of Washington was one of the first Space Grant universities in the country. Currently, 52 independently governed consortia administer NASA Space Grant programs in research, education, and public service. Their purpose is

  • to establish a national network of universities with interests in aeronautics, space, and related fields
  • to encourage cooperation among aerospace industry, government and universities
  • to encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aerospace
  • to recruit and train professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science
  • to promote a strong educational base in science, math, engineering, and technology from the elementary grades through the university levels.
Contact Information

Questions should be directed to nasa@uw.edu.

141 Johnson Hall
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195-1310

Monday - Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Phone: (206) 543-1943
Toll-Free: (800) 659-1943
Fax: (206) 543-0179
E-mail: nasa@u.washington.edu