Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarships

Application deadline:   April 4, 2016

Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation is seeking qualified candidates to receive merit scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Foundation awards over $30,000 in total scholarships at the UW each year.

Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation annually recognizes UW sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students based on distinguished achievement in scholarship, leadership and service to the campus and community. Applicants are encouraged from all UW academic levels and from all fields of study, including those students who have not yet declared a major. Membership in Mortar Board is NOT required. The Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation will award scholarships on an objective and non-discriminatory basis.

Mortar Board is a national honor society  (a related but separate organization from the Foundation, which awards the scholarships) recognizing college seniors for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service.  Mortar Board membership is one of the highest honors a university student can achieve. There has been an active Mortar Board Chapter (Tolo Chapter) at the University of Washington since 1909.  Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation, which awards these merit scholarships annually, was started by Tolo Chapter alumni and Mortar Board alumni graduating from other universities but living in the Puget Sound area.


  1. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student of the University of Washington, including branch campuses, throughout the 2016-2017  academic year.
  2. If selected as a semifinalist, applicants must be available for a personal interview to be scheduled with the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarship Committee during spring quarter.
  3. Applicants must not be related to a past or present director and/or employee of the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation.
  4. An awarded scholarship can be used only for tuition and other eligible education expenses.

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