Lake Washington Institute of Technology's LWTech Foundation proudly offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarships open to students enrolled or enrolling at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the fall and spring of each academic year.
All students who applied for a Spring 2024 scholarship will receive an email to their LWTech student email account notifying them if they received a scholarship for Spring quarter.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Alysen Laakso at email@example.com or (425) 739-8134.
LWTech Foundation will also offer scholarships for Fall quarter. To be eligible to receive a Fall quarter scholarship, you must be planning to enroll at LWTech in Fall 2024 in a degree or certificate seeking program.
Application Opens - May 1, 2024
Application Closes - July 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Not sure where to start? Attend a scholarship information session to get information on how to apply, what information you will need to provide for your application, and general advice on how to successfully submit your scholarship application.
All info session will be via Teams.
Friday, May 10, 2024
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 3, 2024
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 11, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 2024
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
All scholarship applicants have to be active LWTech students and have completed steps 1-4 on the IT Steps to Get Started With Okta Account Setup under the Students tab. If you need to apply to attend LWTech, please go to the Get Started at LWTech webpage through Admissions & Registration.
You need to upload an unofficial transcript as part of your application. The transcript can be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document, PDF, or JPG. It is your responsibility to make sure the transcript has been uploaded correctly and can be read by the decision committee. Your transcript needs to show the most current quarter/semester of school completed.
We strongly encourage all students who are eligible to receive financial aid (including loans) to apply for FAFSA/WASFA. It helps the scholarship review committee understand your financial need and what funding resources are available to help you pay for school.
If you are not eligible to receive financial aid, you do not have to apply for FAFSA/WASFA. For example, students who are attending LWTech on an F1 Visa do not need to apply for FAFSA/WASFA. And students who do not have a high school diploma or GED do not need to appy for FAFSA/WASFA.
If you need help completing your FAFSA/WASFA, please contact the Financial Aid Office. They can explain more about how to apply and who is eligible to for financial aid.
For each question, we have created "things to consider" to help you get started if you are stuck. You do not have to use these to write a successful essay. The committee does not see this section.
While the Foundation strives to support as many students as possible, scholarships are competitive and not every applicant can receive a scholarship. Below are some top tips on how to make your application stand out.
For Spring 2024 scholarships, all students will be notified by March 8. For Fall 2024 scholarships, all students will be notified by August 30.
All notifications will be sent to the LWTech student email address.
If you have questions about anything in the scholarship application, please contact the Foundation directly. We do not want our policies, procedures, and scholarship application to be a barrier to student apply for much needed funding. We are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation will tell all students by March 8th if they received a scholarship. All students are notified so if you don't receive an email please contact us. Lack of notification does not mean you haven't received a scholarship.
To comply with FERPA, we need to verify your identify. Your LWTech SID, LWTech student email address, and date of birth is how we do that. We cannot share your application with our review committee without confirming these three things. We will not be able to consider you for a scholarship without them.
Before February 1, you can log into your application and make any changes you want. Then you can resubmit your application.
After February 1, please contact the Foundation if you have any changes to your application. We will only be able to change any error that impacts your eligibility for scholarships. Once the scholarship decisions are announced, we cannot make changes of any type.
If the Foundation realizes a correction needs to be made, we will email you at your LWTech email address. Please check your email regularly to ensure you don't miss an important email from us.
If you are an F1 Visa student, you do not need to complete the FAFSA/WASFA in order to be eligible for a scholarship. You can still submit your scholarship application and receive a scholarship from LWTech Foundation. If you have questions or need help, please contact the Foundation at email@example.com.
If you don't have a high school degree or GED, you do not need to complete the FAFSA/WASFA in order to be eligible for a scholarship. You can still submit your scholarship application and receive a scholarship from LWTech Foundation. If you have questions or need help, please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. We use the FAFSA/WASFA to determine financial need. Completing a FAFSA/WASFA allows us to confirm that you are only eligible for loans. You DO NOT have to take a loan or any other type of aid to receive a scholarship. But we strongly recommend that you complete the FAFSA/WASFA as the review committee uses that in the decision making process.
Your scholarship letter provides instructions on next steps. This includes how you can access the scholarship and how you can use the scholarship. The Foundation works closely with the financial aid department to distribute funds. To guarantee your funds will be available by the first day of school, please submit your thank you note by the deadline. The thank you note deadline is in your scholarship letter.
Unfortunately, the Foundation receives more applications than we have available scholarship funds. This means highly qualified students don't receive a scholarship. If you want to learn more about what you can do differently on the next application, please contact us. We strive to support as many students as possible and are happy to help.
All collected data through the AwardSpring program may be available to the following parties: Lake Washington Institute of Technology and LWTech Foundation employees, LWTech Foundation volunteers serving on the Scholarship Reviewing Committee, and any scholarship donors involved in the reviewing process.
The data is not released to anyone else unless approved by the applicant.
The LWTech Foundation will use the phone number and email address provided by the applicant for communication purposes. Applicants will not be approached by any parties other than the LWTech Foundation staff unless otherwise agreed by applicant.
Contact us at the LWTech Foundation with any questions.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is committed to providing access to information for all, therefore we are taking the following measures to ensure accessibility of the college’s public facing website (LWTech.edu), and third-party platforms utilized by students, staff, and community members.
The college is currently conducting an audit to determine the extent to which its website and third-party platforms are compliant.