This endowment was established in 2007 with a gift from the Pedrizetti family to help undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need in Computer Science & Engineering fund the cost of attending the University of Washington.
Ray and Louise Pedrizetti both grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have greatly benefited from time spent at the University of Washington. As a family they encourage and support a passion for learning and believe it is a key to a rewarding life. This scholarship endowment was created to provide a long term legacy of giving so other students have the opportunity of receiving a higher education and therefore benefiting from the rewards it provides.
Ray began his higher education at Bellevue Community College, and transferred to the University of Washington's College of Engineering. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1981. His first job after graduation was at Digital Research Inc. Later he joined Microsoft, managing many operating systems development teams during his career. He retired from the company in 2004.
Louise attended the University of Washington and Shoreline Community College where she graduated as a dental hygienist.
The Pedrizettis are Benefactors at the University, and earlier supported the construction of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering which opened in 2003.
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.
This scholarship is available only to those students currently enrolled as a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major here at the University of Washington.