The Black Opportunity Fund
In July of 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 the immediate and ongoing needs of our Black students, staff and faculty.
In September of 2020, a UW 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, has 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 UW Bothell campus.
For questions, please contact Brandon Washington at email@example.com.
Students! Learn more about how to apply to the Black Opportunity Scholarship.
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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.