Black Opportunity Fund

The Black Opportunity Fund 

In July on 2020 The University of Washington established The Black Opportunity Fund to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has on the Black community, to take action to address these inequities and injustices, and to fund a strategic agenda that meets immediate and ongoing needs of our Black students, staff, and faculty.

In September of 2020 a Bothell taskforce of Black students, staff, and faculty convened to make recommendations for spending. Based on feedback from our student representatives, the taskforce recommended creating a renewable need-based scholarship for students experiencing mental health & wellness challenges, housing or job insecurity, or a need for counseling services.

The Office of Diversity and Equity, with support from UW Bothell Advancement have created The Black Opportunity Scholarship, a student scholarship that recognizes those critical needs. The fund will also support future initiatives that address the challenges and harm of systemic racism on Black students, staff, and faculty on the Bothell campus.


For questions, please contact Brandon Washington at​


Students! Learn more about how to apply to the Black Opportunity Scholarship.

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Would you like to make a gift that will impact students? Join the UW Bothell community and support the Black Opportunity Fund today!

Compliance information

The University of Washington’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) supports both legal compliance and a spirit of equal opportunity as it relates to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected veterans. More details are available in the UW’s Affirmative Action plan.