May 3, 2022

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application is now open! Please share the details below with your students who are planning to transfer to UW in Seattle this summer 2022, fall 2022, winter 2023 or even those who have already transferred to UW but have not yet earned more than 18 UW credits.

Please note that students from ANY Washington State community college are potentially eligible to apply for this scholarship (see complete details on the website and eligibility details below).

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 in Seattle. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW Seattle, if available. 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.

The scholarship provides $12,000/year for 2-3 years at UW Seattle (depending on course of study and academic plans). Please note that this scholarship is currently only available for studies at UW Seattle (unfortunately, not Bothell or Tacoma).


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

    • US citizens, or
    • US Permanent Residents, or
    • Eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 qualification or DACA standards.
  • Be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State Community College by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington in Seattle. Students who hold an Associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle may apply if they have not earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline.
  • The award will depend on successful admission to University of Washington Seattle as a matriculated student. Unfortunately, students planning to attend UW Bothell or UW Tacoma are not eligible to apply.
  • The selection committees give no consideration to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

This scholarship is open to both transfer students who are not part of Running Start, and Running Start students, assuming all of the eligibility requirements are met.

Additional details about this application are at and additional details about the Martin Family Foundation, FAQs, bios of current and past scholars, and more are at

Martin Scholarships Handout 2022