University of Washington Honors Program
photo of Honors volunteer Peer Mentors from 2023
In 2022, your gifts helped these Honors Peer Mentors take new students for 1-1 coffee dates! IRL

Now celebrating more than 60 years of tremendous experiences, discoveries, conversations and friendships, the UW Honors Program blends the benefits of interdisciplinary thinking and self-discovery for a small cohort of highly engaged scholars at our flagship public university. 

Your investment today in these amazing students, who show the inclination and potential to be the next generation of leaders, is a contribution to our world of tomorrow. Your gifts help students bring their full and authentic selves into all areas of their academic and professional life. 

GIVE NOW by selecting from this list of UW Honors funds

Here are a few ideas of the best funds to support, depending on your desired impact: 

  • Sponsor student recruiting projects, experiences and special opportunities that bring us together with a gift to the Friends of Honorsfund
  • Honor the legacy of Ran Hennes and enhance the life of a community-minded scholar with gifts to the Hennes Scholarship fund
  • Support faculty and community partners with costs of presenting leading-edge curriculum through gifts to the Honors Program fund. For example: In Vicky Lawson’s “Abolishing Poverty” class, students like Courtney Hooks made meaningful contributions to public discourse on housing in our region by co-producing extraordinary events and exhibits with under-resourced community partners Facing Homelessness and Real Change. Supplies, rentals, speakers’ fees, printed portraits…all of the costs were supported by donor gifts! 

Your gifts help students realize their highest educational aspirations through scholarships, community-building, and innovative experiential learning opportunities. Please email if you’d like to chat with someone about vision for how to make an impact. Whatever you choose, you are an Honors Husky Champion! 

Easier to give by check? Checks can be made payable to the UW Honors Program with your preferred fund (or intended use) written in the notes and mailed to: UW Honors Gift Funds, Mary Gates Hall 211, Box 352800, Seattle, WA 98195.