Helping Hand Scholarship Information

Follow @HelpingHandUW on twitter for Scholarship updates and correspondence


All awards are per quarter and winners must maintain eligibility throughout the entire academic year to receive all credits.

Grand Prize Winner (Up to2):
Total award of $6,750 per winner $1,500 Housing credit at Theta Chi Fraternity, $600 Tuition credit, $150 text book stipend.

First Prize Winner (Up to 2):
Total award of $1,500 per winner $350 tuition credit & $150 text book stipend.

Second Prize Winner: (Up to 3):
Total award of $900 per winner
$150 tuition credit & $150 text book stipend. 

Find Out If You're Eligible

The Helping Hand Scholarship is open to those who meet the following criteria :

Incoming Freshman Undergrads enrolled at UW Seattle Campus for the current academic year.

 Have at least a 3.0 GPA prior to matriculating to UW Seattle.

 History as a leader in community and/or extracurricular activities. 

How It Works

It’s easy to submit your application for the Helping Hand Scholarship. Here’s how the selection process works:


Accepted April through July each year.  

Final dates to submit application will be communicated on Twitter

Applicants must submit :

1. A copy of official transcript from all institutions of higher learning prior to UW Seattle enrollment.

2. A letter of recommendation from a school official.

3. A completed Scholarship Application

Selection Process:

 Semi-Finalists Selected
Semi-finalists will be notified via e-mail.

 Finalists Selected
All finalists will be interviewed in person or via video conference.

 Winners Notified
Winners will be notified by August each year.

Important note: To ensure you receive prompt notification, add to your address book and follow @HelpingHandUW on twitter for the most up to date information and correspondence.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship or application process, contact Devin Tonseth at

Hey, Counselors & Teachers!

We’ve put together an easy-to-use promotional toolkit, including flyers, banners, and other materials to help raise awareness of the Helping Hand Scholarship program and help you spread the word at your school. 

Click here for the Helping Hand Scholarship Toolkit!