Financial Aid & Scholarships

All domestic applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Washington annually has a priority FAFSA deadline of Feb. 28. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit the FAFSA by this date. Question about financial aid or the FAFSA should be directed to the UW Financial Aid Office.

iSchool Scholarships

All applicants who submit their MSIM program application by January 15 are automatically considered for an iSchool merit based scholarship. Each year, a small number of scholarships are awarded to our top applicants to the program.

Graduate Assistantships and Student Employment

The iSchool hires students for graduate assistantships that provide partial tuition reimbursement. This hiring process occurs concurrently with the admissions process. When the GA positions are posted in February, all applicants will be notified via email. Questions about the GA hiring process should be directed to the iSchool HR department at

Students are also able to apply for hourly student positions at the iSchool and in other UW programs/departments:

While some funding and work opportunities are available, we always encourage applicants to plan to finance their entire education. Scholarship awards and GA hiring decisions are made shortly after applicants are notified of their admissions decision.

General MSIM Scholarships

Paul Evan Peters Fellowship

Amount:  Varied
Limited To:  US citizen or permanent resident, entering or enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in information science...

NSF Fed­eral Cyber Ser­vice: Schol­ar­ship for Ser­vice (SFS)

Amount:  Up to $25000 stipend plus additional benefits
Approximate Deadline:  February after the student has been admitted to the MSIM program
Limited To:  Currently enrolled students at UW Master of Science in Information Management who are willing to work for the Federal Government after graduation

Microsoft Scholarships

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  n/a
Limited To:  Students entering computer science-related fields who meet eligibility criteria (diversity, leadership, interest in software industry, financial need)

PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  Early June
Limited To:  The program is open to any student preparing to enter or already attending an accredited degree-granting college or university. Scholarships are available for students at the bachelors, masters or doctoral level.

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships for Study in the United States

Amount:  $1000-7000
Approximate Deadline:  Early January
Limited To:  Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens of Polish descent, Poles with U.S. permanent residency status, or Americans of non-polish descent who are pursuing the study of Polish subjects.

Pride Foundation

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  Mid-January
Limited To:  Varies

UW Fellowships and Awards (Multiple)

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  Varies
Limited To:  Graduate students

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Amount:  Up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and $20,000 a year in tuition
Approximate Deadline:  Early November
Limited To:  Permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents

Educational Foundation Scholarships

Amount:  $3,000
Approximate Deadline:  n/a
Limited To:  Candidate must be a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. Primary consideration is given for demonstrated excellence

International Education Financial Aid

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  Varies
Limited To:  Open to international students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Amount:  $1000-2500
Approximate Deadline:  Mid December
Limited To:  The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic background who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and attend an accredited postsecondary institution. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and have completed at...

United Negro College Fund Scholarships (Multiple)

Amount:  $500-10000
Approximate Deadline:  Varies
Limited To:  Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documents. In order to apply for a UNCF Program Services Scholarship, you must apply through the online application process.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  Varies
Limited To:  Students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census; Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university. Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  Mid April
Limited To:  Students must be a full-time, sophomore or beyond; be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution; and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average)...

AAUW Awards (Multiple)

Amount:  Varies
Approximate Deadline:  Varies
Limited To:  Varies

Graduate Student Assistantships

Amount:  Stipend and tuition waiver
Approximate Deadline:  Late February/early March
Limited To:  Students who have applied to the UW iSchool

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Amount:  Up to $40,000
Approximate Deadline:  Early November
Limited To:  U.S. citizens and nationals in early stages of graduate study.

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Amount:  $10,000
Approximate Deadline:  Mid-December
Limited To:  Graduate student in US or Canada with a disability, working in computer science or related technical field

Google Anita Borg Scholarship

Amount:  $1000-10000
Approximate Deadline:  February
Limited To:  Applicant must be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program at a U.S. university; be enrolled in computer science or computer engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student; maintain a cumulative GPA of at...

Foundation for Science and Disability Student Award

Amount:  $1,000
Approximate Deadline:  Early December
Limited To:  Graduate students with a disability in technical field

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Amount:  $6500-$27,000
Approximate Deadline:  January
Limited To:  Graduate and professional students planning to take intensive foreign language study courses. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Amount:  Up to $20000
Approximate Deadline:  Early February
Limited To:  Currently enrolled students at UW

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Scholarships

Amount:  $5,000
Approximate Deadline:  October
Limited To:  The applicant must be a member in good standing of HIMSS. The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be that of a full-time student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, Masters or PhD program related to the healthcare information management systems field...