Mortar Board Application and Nominations Now Open

Mortar Board has an unrivaled history on campus and is one of the University of Washington’s great traditions. Unlike other organizations at U-Dub, it is a certified national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service. Year after year, the Tolo Chapter at the UW is regarded nationally as one of Mortar Board’s most outstanding chapters.

Among UW Tolo Chapter alumni are civic leader and UW Regent Mary Gates, philanthropist Marion Oliver McCaw, and former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna. NFL quarterback and philanthropist Drew Brees, former Director of the National Science Foundation Rita Colwell, Challenger astronaut Judith Resnik, former first lady Laura Bush, and former U.S. Secretary of State and educator Condoleezza Rice are among many distinguished Mortar Board alumni throughout the country.

Applicants must be current juniors in good standing who are planning to graduate no sooner than Fall Quarter 2021. The application form for the class of 2022 can be found at or by TinyURL at To nominate an outstanding student for Mortar Board, the nomination form also is found at that link.

Deadline for the completed application is Monday, March 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm. If you would like to learn more about the Tolo Chapter, please visit our website at The national website can be found at Please also feel free to reach out to us directly at