Southeast Seattle Career Scholarship

Path to Opportunity

Applications for the Southeast Seattle Career Scholarship program are now closed.

The information below reflects our spring 2019 scholarship program and may change with the next offering. 

To get information about the next Southeast Seattle Career Scholarship, including application dates, subscribe to our email list at the bottom of this page.

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.

Up to 15 scholarships are available for qualified applicants who would like to take the Foundations of Databases course at the Othello-UW Commons starting in April 2019. The Othello-UW Commons is a new learning and collaboration space in the heart of Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood.

Each scholarship award covers approximately 80 percent of the participant’s course fees, bringing down the cost from $949 (plus $45 registration fee) to $199.

Foundations of Databases

Foundations of Databases is a 10-week introductory technology course, approved by the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. You do not 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 local people the opportunity to build fundamental database and SQL 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.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be living in Washington state and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Not exceed the household income limits listed on this page*
  • Not have access to financial assistance from an employer or a third party to pay for your course
  • 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. As part of the application, you will be required to state your household income and provide a copy of your most recent income tax return.

People in Household

Annual Income

1 $36,420
2 $49,380
3 $62,340
4 $75,300
5 $86,340
6 $101,220
7 $114,180
8 $127,140

How do you apply?

  1. Complete the scholarship application form. Return it with a copy of your 2017 U.S. income tax return. You may send your 2018 tax return instead if completed.

  2. Scholarship applications are due by March 1, 2019, and all decisions will be communicated via email by March 15.

  3. If you are offered a scholarship, you will receive a scholarship agreement to sign and return before you enroll in the course.

  4. The scholarship covers approximately 80 percent of the course costs; each awardee will be required to pay the remaining balance ($199) within 10 days of receiving the award notification. 

Scholarship Rules & Additional Details

Scholarship applications are accepted through March 1, 2019. No late applications are accepted.

Scholarship applications must be submitted in person by mail or by email. If submitted by mail, your application must be postmarked no later than March 1.

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

Applications and supporting documents cannot be returned.

Applicants will be notified about scholarship decisions by March 15.

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

Each applicant selected for a scholarship will be required to sign a scholarship agreement acknowledging the expectation that he or she will attend weekly classes and complete the course.

Payment of $199 for the remaining course/registration fees will be due by March 22, 2019.

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


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