Your Support Matters
Information changes lives. It drives economic development, builds community, equalizes opportunity and sparks innovation. By offering top-tier academic programs and conducting trailblazing research with social, cultural and organizational impact, the UW iSchool develops solutions to today’s most crucial information challenges and produces graduates who will address challenges not yet imagined.
Private support has never been more important. Every gift makes a difference to the quality of the education we can provide and the research we conduct. We are deeply grateful for the continuing support of our alumni and friends, whose contributions are creating opportunities and providing much-needed resources.
Our top priorities
Scott Barker Endowed Fund for Excellence in Informatics: Scott Barker served as the Informatics program chair from 2006 to 2017 and was a widely popular instructor. A fierce advocate for undergraduate students, Scott established this scholarship – the first scholarship for Informatics students – to support Informatics students who demonstrate academic merit and leadership potential.
Center for an Informed Public: Your gift will support the interdisciplinary research and outreach center's mission to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society and strengthen democratic discourse.
iSchool Fund for Excellence: Your gift allows the dean to respond quickly to emerging opportunities for our students, faculty and programs. This includes creating unique learning opportunities for students, recruiting and retaining excellent faculty members, and participating in community events that impact the information field.
Impact of Scholarships
A first-generation college student from Kent, Washington, Stephen Ramirez, ’15, always wanted to give back to people. He grew up watching his grandmother spend her life in public service, volunteering and working on behalf of others — it’s part of what inspired him to help others better do their jobs as an application developer at Starbucks.Read More