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Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program

Website: Martin Family Foundation


The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join the Honors Departmental Program at the UW and, depending on their choice of major, are eligible to graduate with Departmental or College Honors.


Applicants are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. They are expected to have well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. There should be evidence that a Martin Scholarship will encourage pursuit of a program of education most likely to fulfill the applicant's potential. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement.

  • Applicants must be Washington State residents who are U.S. citizens or resident aliens and are currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Students who hold an associates degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of Thurssday, July  7, 2016.
  • The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington as a matriculated student.
  • The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant's gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.

Student Type

  • Sophomore
  • Junior

Citizen Type

  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident


Application will be available mid-May 2016.  You will be able to access the online application for the Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship HERE.

 Applicants interested in applying for the Scholarship must submit the following materials:

  • a completed application form,
  • an activities resume or curriculum vitae listing honors, awards, scholarships, service, research, work experience, etc.,
  • an unofficial copy of most current transcript, and
  • two letters of recommendation: one must be written by a faculty member addressing the candidate's intellectual curiosity and potential; and one can come from an individual who can address the candidate's capabilities and volunteer/community involvement.

After reviewing applications, a select number of applicants will be asked to prepare a brief essay. Essays will be reviewed by the Martin Scholarship Selection Committee and finalists will be invited for an interview in September 2016.

NOTE:  Individuals who are writing letters of recommendation must upload their letters to meet the Thursday, July 7 deadline.  If they have questions, please have them contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
    Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
    171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
    Seattle  WA  98195
    Telephone: 206-221-6059

Contact Information

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
171 Mary Gates Hall
Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
Phone: 206-543-4282
Fax: 206-685-7264

Award Details

Length Of Award

2 to 3 years

Number of Awards

2 to 4

Award Amount

Up to $12,000 per year, renewable up to three years


  • 2016-07-07: Deadline