Scholarships & Awards

CSE Departmental Scholarships

The CSE department offers departmental scholarships through over 25 separate sources of funding. Only current Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors are eligible to receive a departmental scholarship. Pre-majors and students in other engineering departments should contact the College of Engineering to inquire about other available awards. 

How to Apply

CSE uses the College of Engineering online scholarship application, taking applications for the following academic year during the periods listed below:

      • April 1 - May 1: All current CSE students are encouraged to apply; however, few awards with very specific criteria are given during this period.
      • August 1 - August 20: Most CSE awards are offered during this application period. All CSE students, especially incoming freshmen and transfer students, are encouraged to apply. 

Important Note: If you wish to be considered for departmental awards during both application periods, you need to apply separately when each application period is open.


Check out our FAQ page for more information on CSE departmental scholarships.

CSE Affiliate External Scholarships

Many members of the CSE Industry Affiliates program help with funding our undergraduate students through scholarships and programs. In addition to Departmental Scholarships offered by several of our affliates, the companies below offer external scholarships that could be of interest to our undergraduate students.

Amazon:  Amazon Student Scholarship. The merit-based scholarship will reward 50 full-time undergraduate students with $5,000 toward tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks at Interested students can learn more at


Facebook: Facebook sends women to the Grace Hopper conference each year. Applications due late April/early May. 

Google Google offers several scholarships at the university level:

Intel: Intel works with community organizations such as GEM ConsortiumSemiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to offer internship opportunities for college students in STEM programs.   Over the years Intel business groups have hired 20-50 interns from candidates each year.  This is a strategic intern program that complements Intel’s college intern program by ensuring the 99% of the candidates are underrepresented minorities and/or females.  Additionally, the candidates have been selected by the partner organizations as fellowship/scholarship recipients. More at:

Palantir: The Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering is available! This is open to undergrad women currently in university who are demonstrating a focus on any STEM field and there is no longer a minimum GPA requirement. Further details can be seen here: This year, our prompt asks applicants to describe a technical project they’ve worked on in an academic or extra-curricular setting. We want to hear about how they used technology to create an impactful solution to a problem they saw and how they overcame any challenges along the way.

Other Scholarship Resources

College of Engineering Awards (CSE students can apply for general College of Engineering awards year-round.)

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards

UW Honors Scholarships

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: Low- and Middle- income students studying STEM may apply for up to $22,500 over 5 years.

Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Award

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

IEEE Scholarships

Society of Women Engineers