Future Tech Stars Scholarship


The Future Tech Stars scholarship will award $125,000 a year to low-income, non-traditional students in Design and IT disciplines. Current and prospective students are eligible to apply. Writing workshops are available to help students prepare their application. Apply to be a part of the next generation of employees for Seattle-area technology employers.

Be a Future Tech Star!

Students in the following programs are eligible to apply:

Students accepted and enrolled in an LWTech Bachelor’s Program are not eligible for the scholarship.

Applications Closed

Application Prerequisites


Students enrolled in one of the following programs for Spring, Summer or Fall Quarter:

  • Computer Security & Network Technician (CSNT)
  • Computing and Software Development
  • Digital Gaming & Interactive Media
  • Design


  • Have financial need as indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be committed to attending LWTech full-time (minimum 12 credits)
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher while enrolled at LWTech
  • Must not have a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Must not be enrolled in an LWTech BAS Program
  • Be a U.S. citizen, have national refugee alien status, or have permanent resident alien status

Additional Requirements

  • Scholarship recipients must participate in one approved activity related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), such as participating in a job fair or visiting a transfer university.
  • Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to participate in additional activities, such as designing a mobile app with a team of students, working on real-world projects for local businesses.

Selection Process

Faculty and staff will select students who meet the above criteria and demonstrated an ability to succeed in one of these professional-technical programs. Preference will be given to students who are relatively new in these programs in order to allow them to receive the scholarship for multiple quarters.

Future Tech Stars is funded by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. (NSF DUE #1458583)