Frequently Asked Questions- University of Washington Students

Who is the program for? 
Juniors and seniors in the Champions Program and the Brotherhood Initiative who are enrolled in the Foster School of Business or majoring in Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.   

How does it work?  The Frazier Scholars program provides valuablecareer development support and financial assistance. 

  • Career Support: The Frazier Scholars program helps students’ careers by offering mentoring, sponsored internships and connections  to prospective employers through our Frazier network of professionals; all of whom are well-known and well-respected individuals throughout various communities nationwide. 
  • Financial Assistance: Beginning Junior year, students may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 per academic quarter, through the Frazier Scholars Fund, for unmet financial needs as determined by the University’s Financial Aid Office.  The Frazier Scholars program also helps students pay for college by facilitating relevant work experiences such as, summer internships and micro-internships at Frazier connected companies.  

How will this help my career?
Participation in the Frazier Scholars Program builds confidence, professional development skills, and social capital. We utilize our connections in the business world to help our Scholars learn about career pathways, discover opportunities, and secure employment during college and after graduation.  Simply put, becoming a Frazier Scholar enhances your job prospects!

What is the Distinguished Scholar award? 
Frazier Scholars that participate in multiple career support services will receive a noteworthy status of merit, the Distinguished Scholar Award. This designation conveys quality career preparation and relevant experience. Distinguished Scholars will also obtain professional references, which are extremely valuable in a competitive job market. 

If I am already involved in a mentoring program, what are some other ways that the Frazier Scholar program will benefit me? 
The Frazier Scholars program is not a one size fits all program; we tailor the program to meet the individual needs and interests of our Scholars.  Some students may only utilize scholarship dollars, while other students will seek our help to build social capital in the business world. The most common request from students in the program is help with securing summer internships. 

I’m in Champions (or BI), but the Financial Aid Office told me that I don’t qualify for the Frazier Scholarship. Can I still be a Frazier Scholar?
Yes! If you are in Champions or Brotherhood Initiative and you are a business or economics major, you will be invited to become a Frazier Scholar and receive access to the Career Support Activities the program offers. 

I’m pursuing a career in business, but I’m not part of Champions or the Brotherhood Initiative. Can I still be a Frazier Scholar?
A limited number of Education Opportunity Program (EOP) students may be awarded Frazier Scholarship dollars each year.  These students will also be invited become a Frazier Scholar. 

I qualify, what happens now?
The Frazier Scholars Program Coordinator will contact you and invite you to complete a simple online enrollment form. Once eligibility is confirmed, we will set up a meeting to learn more about you and how our Frazier network of professionals can help you achieve your goals.   

I have more questions, can I talk to a Frazier Scholars team member?
Yes, please contact our staff