Hello from the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards!
Though we just started the school year, now’s the time to begin applying for funding for summer and next year. We encourage 2nd & 3rd year students to take a look at the Goldwater, Udall and Truman Scholarships. Students interested in furthering their critical language study should look at the Boren Scholarship and the Critical Language Scholarships. We encourage seniors to consider programs like the Carnegie and the Yenching Academy. Scroll to the bottom for more info, application links and scheduled events supporting these and other scholarships.
STARTING YOUR SEARCH? COME TO ONE OF THESE SESSIONS:
Scholarship Strategies for Second & Third Year
Our number one piece of advice for scholarships is to start early! Get an early start on your scholarship search and application process by finding out what it takes to become a competitive candidate. We’ll talk through what it means to be an active, and engaged student and how best to highlight those qualities in an app! We’ll also highlight some upcoming opportunities we hope you’ll consider.
Wednesday, October 17 | 4:00pm | MGH 171
Monday, October 29 | 3:30pm |MGH 171
Scholarship Information For Transfer students at UW
Join us to get started thinking about and connecting with scholarships that can support your remaining undergraduate experiences, but also get a necessary head start planning for post-graduate opportunities and graduate study.
Wednesday, October 24 | 6:00pm | ONLINE
Every Friday during fall quarter we’re offering scholarship information sessions to help you get started with scholarships! Our office is partnering with the Mary Gates Endowment for Students to offer alternating Friday sessions. This Friday, Oct. 13 will feature a session on Mary Gates Leadership & Research Scholarships. Sessions will vary throughout fall quarter. See the full calendar for dates and locations!
Fridays | 1:30pm | Learn more
LEARN MORE ABOUT SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES
Barry Goldwater Scholarship: Now Open!
Sophomores or juniors planning for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering are encouraged to apply for UW nomination to the Goldwater Scholarship. This scholarship supporting undergraduate researchers covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. Apply Now!
Upcoming info sessions:
Tuesday, October 16 |4:30pm | MGH 136
Wednesday, October 24 | 5:00 pm | ONLINE
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship: Application opening soon!
Seniors or 2018 graduates involved in international affairs/foreign policy research are encouraged to apply for the Carnegie Endowment’s Gaither Junior Fellowship. Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 12-14 paid one-year fellowships to work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates.
Upcoming info sessions:
Wednesday, October 17 | 12:30pm| MGH 136
Thursday, October 25 | 5:30pm | ONLINE
LEADERSHIP, SERVICE & PUBLIC POLICY FOCUS
Summer Programs in International Affairs, Human Rights & Public Policy
Learn about fellowship programs you can apply for right now for next summer! We’ll discuss summer programs in International Affairs, Human rights & Public Policy that take place in the United States and abroad.
Thursday, October 18 |4:00pm | MGH 171
Leadership & Public Service Scholarships
Learn about scholarships & opportunities for second and third year students committed to making a difference in their careers through public service! We’ll discuss the Truman, Udall, Emerson Hunger Fellowship, and the Huntington Public Service Awards.
Tuesday, October 23 | 3:30pm| MGH 171
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES & STUDY ABROAD FUNDING FOCUS
Funding Critical Language Study Abroad: Boren & CLS programs
Join us for an introduction to Boren and Critical Language Scholarships for study abroad. Scholarships like the Boren and CLS provide funding to students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be “critical” by the US State department. This session will provide an overview of each of these scholarships and insights on how to develop a competitive application.
Tuesday, October 23| 4:30pm| MGH 171
Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Talk
Study a language abroad with the Boren Scholarship! Join Boren representative Michael Saffle to learn about Boren Awards for undergrad and grad students.
Monday, October 29 | 4:30pm | MGH 171
Students from around the world* interested in exploring China and its role in the world through a Master’s program at Peking University are encouraged to apply. The UW application deadline is October 30th! *Please note that PRC passport holders who do not currently attend a university in Mainland China cannot be considered for the Yenching Academy.