Allen School Scholarships

The Allen School offers scholarships through over 25 separate sources of funding. Only current Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors are eligible to receive an Allen School scholarship. Pre-majors and students in other engineering departments should contact the College of Engineering to inquire about other available awards. View a complete list of available Allen School scholarships below, and visit our Student Recognition page to view a comprehensive list of internal and external scholarship and award winners.

How to Apply

The Allen School 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 22nd: 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 school awards during both application periods, you need to apply separately when each application period is open.

Industry Affiliates External Scholarships

Many members of the school's Industry Affiliates program help with funding our undergraduate students through scholarships and programs. In addition to the Allen School scholarships offered by several of our affiliates, 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 Amazon.com. Interested students can learn more at www.amazon.com/studentscholarship.

Delphix: www.delphix.com/company/scholarship

Google Google offers several scholarships at the university level: http://www.google.com/edu/students/scholarships.html

Intel: Intel works with community organizations such as GEM ConsortiumSemiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and UNFC to offer internship opportunities for college students in STEM programs. 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: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/company-overview/diversity-scholar-program.html

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: http://www.palantir.com/college/scholarship/. 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.

Student Travel Grants: Facebook, Microsoft, and other companies award travel funding for conferences including the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology.

List of Allen School Scholarships

The scholarships listed on this page are available only to those students currently enrolled as Computer Science or Computer Engineering majors at the University of Washington. The application process takes place just before the beginning of autumn quarter. CSE majors will be notified when the application becomes available.

Current Scholarships

Anderson Family Endowed Scholarship
Corin Anderson attended the University of Washington from 1993 through 2003, and he has the good fortune of sharing in much of his undergraduate experience with family, who were also earning degrees at the UW. Award amounts will vary. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid.
CSE Award for Excellence Scholarship
The CSE Award for Excellence was established by funds from donors who wish to remain anonymous. The awards are based on academic merit. Scholarship amounts vary with awards up to $5000.
Boeing Scholarship
In recent years, Boeing has provided scholarship assistance for freshmen entering Computer Science & Engineering through the Allen School's Direct Admission program. Scholarship amounts vary with awards up to $3000.
Burkhardt Scholarship
The award will be based on financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Scholarships amounts and the number of awards will vary, depending on the need of the student(s).
David N. Cutler Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
Denice Dee Denton Scholars
In June 2006, CSE named the endowment to honor Denice Dee Denton, who served as Dean of the University of Washington College of Engineering from 1996-2005. Denice was an inspirational leader and a strong voice for social justice, diversity, and excellence. Scholarship amounts vary with awards up to $5000.
Neil E. Eney Jr. Veteran's Endowed Fund
The Neil E. Eney Jr. Veteran's Endowed Fund was established in 2012 to honor Neil's generous spirit and to help veterans attend the University of Washington in Computer Science & Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Dreama Frost Endowed Scholarship
This $2500 endowed scholarship was established in 1999 to honor the memory of CSE Professional Master's Program Advisor Dreama Frost. Students who would like to be considered for the Dreama Frost Scholarship should discuss in their application essays ways in which they have overcome adverse circumstances or persevered when faced with challenges.
Eileen Bjorkman Term Scholarship in Computer Science & Engineering
This scholarship provides encouragement and academic support to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, students who are the first in their family to go to college, students who have overcome personal or educational obstacles to go to college, students with deep experience with diversity, or with diverse cultures, and/or students with a demonstrated interest in the advancement of women in the field of computer science and engineering.
Glerum Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
Hellmut Golde Endowed Scholarship
Hellmut Golde served as acting chair from 1976-1977. Notably, Hellmut’s collaboration with five graduate students in the late 1970’s to produce a Pascal compiler had a profound effect on the department. The scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in 2001 in honor of Hellmut's accomplishments and contributions to Computer Science & Engineering. This $2500 award is based on academic merit.
Google Endowed Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2008 by employees of Google to help students with financial need in Computer Science & Engineering fund the cost of attending the University of Washington. This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
John Colleran and Michelle Kastner Colleran Endowed Scholarship
John Colleran and Michelle Kastner both paid their own way to attend the UW. They continue to be active supporters of the UW and would like to help facilitate a college education for others, who wish to follow this path. Recipients shall be undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, or for whom the cost of a University education would be a significant personal or family financial hardship, but who do not qualify for traditional need-based grants or scholarships.
Jim Gray Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Jim and Donna Gray in 2004 in order to provide assistance to freshmen entering the Computer Science & Engineering. This award is based on financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
David & Cathy Habib Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in Computer Science & Engineering. It was established in 2007 by David and Cathy Habib. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
James Hewitt Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was created in honor of James A. Hewitt Jr., Senior Systems Engineer/Architect in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. The primary criterion for this $2500 award is academic merit. In addition, an application essay should address the opportunities you pursue, both in and outside of school, to increase your own life learning.
InfoSpace Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the $2500 InfoSpace Endowed Scholarship is to provide educational opportunities to talented Computer Science & Engineering students who may not otherwise be able to pursue their college education.
inome Endowed Scholarship
Formerly the Intelius Endowed Scholarship, the scholarship was established by Naveen and Anu Jain in order to provide assistance to freshmen entering Computer Science & Engineering and Business programs. This award is based on academic merit and financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
Gary Kildall Endowed Scholarship
The Gary Kildall Endowed Scholarship was established in his honor in 1997, and it has been awarded every year since that time to outstanding CSE undergraduate students. The award is based on academic merit only. Currently the endowment generates two awards in the amount of $2,500.
Gary D. Kimura Family Endowed Scholarship
In establishing this fund in 2008, it was the wish of Gary and Christine that this scholarship provide financial resources to allow students to attend the University of Washington, just as Gary had received assistance for his undergraduate education. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
Todd Laney Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in Computer Science & Engineering. It was established in 2009 by Todd Laney. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
Microsoft Endowed Scholarship
The Microsoft Endowed Scholarship was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in Computer Science & Engineering. Award amounts vary, and the selection of recipients is based principally on academic merit.
Jerre Noe Endowed Scholarship
The Jerre Noe Endowed Scholarship was established by Jim and Donna Gray in 2001 in honor of Jerre's accomplishments and contributions to Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. The purpose of this $2500 award is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in Computer Science & Engineering. The award is based on academic merit.
Pedrizetti Family Endowed Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2007 with a gift from the Pedrizetti family to help undergraduate students with financial need in Computer Science & Engineering fund the cost of attending the University of Washington. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients
RealNetworks Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide worthy undergraduate students in need of financial assistance an opportunity to advance their education in computer science and computer engineering. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
Tock Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.
Alfred C. Weaver Endowed Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2007 in the name of Dr. Alfred Weaver to help undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need in Computer Science & Engineering fund the cost of attending the University of Washington. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipient.
Wisniewski Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in 1998 by Dr. Jo-Anne Wisniewski in memory of her husband. Currently the endowment generates two awards in the amount of $2,500. The award is based on academic merit and expressed financial need.
Yamasaki Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to entering freshmen or entering transfer students in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Selection is based on demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients

Past Scholarships

B-Square Corporation Scholarship
Ford Motor Company Transportation Infotronics Scholarship
Honeywell Scholarship
Microsoft Junior Award

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