COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All UW Professional & Continuing Education students, including fully online students, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit a request for medical or religious exemption. 

Learn more

Southeast Seattle Career Scholarship

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. This information reflects a past scholarship cycle.

To get information about the next scholarship cycle, subscribe to the email list at the bottom of this page.

A Path to Opportunity

You can build in-demand tech skills and a pathway to a new career with the help of the UW Continuum College Southeast Seattle Career Scholarship.

The scholarship allows students to take the Foundations of Programming (Python) course at the Othello-UW Commons at a reduced cost. More than 80% of the course fees are covered.

Foundations of Programming (Python)

Foundations of Programming (Python) is a 10-week introductory technology course, approved by the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. You don't need any technical training or prior experience to enroll.

This course was selected to run at the Othello-UW Commons by Southeast Seattle community partners to give locals the opportunity to build fundamental programming skills. The purpose of the scholarship is to break down the barrier of cost and provide a path toward high-demand jobs in data or tech.

Who's eligiBle?

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be living in Washington state
  • Not exceed the household income limits below*
  • Not be a UW Continuum College employee or an immediate family member thereof

Preference will be given to applicants living in Southeast Seattle, with zip codes 98118 and 98108.

* To qualify for this scholarship, your household income for the last calendar year cannot exceed the amounts listed on this page. 

People in Household

Annual Income

1 $38,640
2 $52,260
3 $65,880
4 $79,500
5 $93,120
6 $106,740
7 $120,360
8 $133,980

How To apply

  1. Complete the scholarship application form by March 10, 2022.

  2. Check your email! We'll communicate scholarship decisions by email by March 15, 2022.

  3. The scholarship covers more than 80% of the course costs. If awarded a scholarship, you'll need to pay the remaining balance ($199) by April 5, 2022. 

Scholarship Rules and  Details

Scholarship applications are accepted through March 10, 2022. No late applications are accepted.

Incomplete applications and applications from ineligible students will not be considered.

Scholarship decisions are made by a scholarship review committee. All decisions are final. 

Those selected for a scholarship will be required to sign a scholarship agreement acknowledging the expectation that they'll attend weekly classes and complete course assignments.

Payment of $199 for the remaining course fees is due by April 5, 2022.

Scholarship awards cannot be deferred and are not transferable to other UW programs.

scholarship details

application status: Closed

award amount: $900

next cycle: 2023


Apply Now

Kifle Mandefro

“Even though I know we live in the era where data is the most valuable asset, I was kept out because I was afraid it is too late and too difficult to learn. But as the weeks went by my fears faded and confidence emerged. Thank you for giving me a chance to be in this great program.”

— Kifle Mandefro, Scholarship Recipient


We're happy to help.

Contact Us

  Get our email newsletter with career tips, event invites and upcoming program info.       Sign Up Now