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Student Scholarship Opportunity – Green Roof and Wall Conference

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is offering a limited number of student scholarships to our Annual CitiesAlive Conference this September happening in Seattle, WA. I was wondering if you would be able to share my email and/or the application link with your student contact list? I have included more information below on GRHC and CitiesAlive.

The scholarship application can be found herecvent.com/d/h5q471

This September 18-21, Seattle, Washington will host CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference with the theme Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia: People, Community, and Places. Join green roof and wall leaders as we celebrate the region’s design leadership with featured Pacific Northwest content; benefit from presentations from over 80 world-renowned and local designers, researchers, and policy makers. Discover new products and services at the CitiesAlive trade show, connect with industry experts and tour Seattle’s best green infrastructure projects.

This year’s agenda includes:

  • A special opening plenary will pay tribute to Stephen Kellert’s life, a pioneer in the development of biophilic design, to celebrate his life and how his legacy lives on with a panel discussion featuring Kathleen Wolf, Ph. D., Research Social Scientist, University of Washington; Bill Browning, Principal, Terrapin Bright Green; Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems; Chair, GBCI; and Bert Gregory, Principal, Mithun.
  • Learn from master designers about their signature projects and the lessons they provide such as the Facebook Roof Park and Transbay Terminal with Chris Guillard, PLA, Founding Partner, CMG Landscape Architecture, and Paul Kephart, GRP, ASLA, President, CEO Ecologist & Designer, Rana Creek Design.
  • Take the pulse of green infrastructure policy from leaders in Cascadia and beyond with Dr. Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Administration, DC DOEE, Jeff Joslin, Director of Current Planning, San Francisco Planning Department, and Mami Hara, General Manager / CEO, Seattle Public Utilities.

For more information please email Emma Tamlin at etamlin@greenroofs.org or refer to the conference website.

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Bonderman Travel Fellowship

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Opportunity for funded year-long internship in Asia

Rising seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx). This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2017-18 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2017, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

An information session covering the program basics, application and nomination process will be held:
Wednesday, May 18, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
Monday, May 23, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
RSVP to attend at either session at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/234

Campus application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
UW application and information at:
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=luce

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:
For graduate students or alumni – Michelle Drapek, mdrapek, G-1 Communications
For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc, 171 Mary Gates Hall

Program Summary:

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce
Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in
American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a
group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional
fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended
for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not
otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come
to know Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian
studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the
arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and
journalism.

Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and
Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos,
Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea,
Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than
academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities
in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally
enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is
extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a
public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in
Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and
environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a
pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in
Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and
English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse
fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.

Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or
her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each
Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement
country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from
September until July of the following year. The placements are intended
primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped
that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host
organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the
many things that Asia has to teach.

 

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UK + Ireland Scholarships – campus deadline extended

Scholarships for UK Studies/Research: Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Churchill

Would you like to pursue graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland? Consider applying for University of Washington nomination to compete for scholarship support for graduate studies/research at colleges in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs. (Short descriptions and links included below for more information.)

UW campus application now available for students and alumni interested in being nominated for these programs: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/402.

EXTENDED UW DEADLINE: Students who applied by the April 7, 2016 early campus deadline will receive early consideration and decision from the campus nomination committee. But we will also accept applications throughout spring quarter, through May 31, 2016. Students are strongly encouraged to apply at the earliest point and reviews will be on-going (in other words, don’t treat the deadline like a deadline; apply ASAP). Please contact Robin Chang (robinc@uw.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

Applicants should meet the following general requirements:

1. Have obtained a baccalaureate degree by August 2017

2. Be a U.S. Citizen at time of application. International students can apply for both the Rhodes and Gates Cambridge programs through their home countries. Rhodes also allows applications from lawful permanent residents of the US prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline.

3. A 3.7 GPA or higher is recommended for competitiveness in the campus selection process as well as the national competitions, even where the eligibility requirements do not state a GPA minimum.

4. Age requirements: Mitchell (29 or younger), Rhodes (23 or younger) on October 1st.

Brief descriptions:

Winston Churchill Scholarship:

The Churchill supports one year of graduate study in mathematics, science and engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, and have extensive experience in laboratory research. Applicants must be planning to earn a bachelor’s degree between 12/2015-8/2017.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/scholarship.html

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=churchill

Gates Cambridge Scholarship:

The Gates Cambridge supports one to three years of graduate study (in any discipline) at the University of Cambridge. Students must apply directly and be accepted to the University before they are referred to the Foundation for scholarship consideration. Applicants should have a 3.6 GPA or higher and must receive a bachelor’s degree before beginning study at Cambridge.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.gatescambridge.org/

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=gatesc

Marshall Scholarship:

The Marshall provides students up to two years of financial support to study at any university in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 and must be planning to earn a bachelor’s degree between April 2014-August 2017.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=marshall

Mitchell Scholarship:

The Mitchell awards students one year of funding for study at institutions of higher education in Ireland. The scholarship is open to all divisions of study, and students must have a completed bachelor’s degree before beginning study. Application is open to all juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are or will be over age 18 and not yet 30 on Sept. 30, 2016. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=mitchell

Rhodes Scholarship:

The Rhodes Scholarship provides students with funding for two or three years at Oxford University in England. Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA or higher to apply for campus nomination.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.rhodesscholar.org.

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=rhodesa

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Region One Timber Strike Team Open Positions

Region One Timber Strike Team

Helena NF, East Side Timber Zone

Missoula, MT

Outreach Announcement for: Forester (Timber Sale Preparation) GS-460-5/7/9 Permanent Seasonal 13/13.

This is an advance notice that the Helena National Forest will soon be recruiting to fill up to four permanent-seasonal Forester positions with the Northern Region Timber Strike Team located in Missoula, MT.  This position is a permanent seasonal 13/13 appointment.  Seasonal 13/13 appointments are described as appointments in which the incumbent is guaranteed full-time work for at least 13 pay periods and may be in a nonpay status for up to 13 pay periods of the year.  This is a career ladder position that will be filled at either the GS-460-5, GS-460-7, or at the target grade of GS-460-9, depending on qualifications. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of the upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the positions.

Extensive travel is required for these positions.  Employees can expect to be in travel status up to 100% of the time.  Work Schedule is maxi-flex: consisting of various schedules including: 8, 10-hour days (Wednesday- Wednesday); 4, 10- hour days (Monday- Thursday); and/ or up to 17, 10-hour days in a row to accommodate extended travel.

Duties:

Duties include assisting in the completion of timber sale preparation work throughout the United States.  At the entry level GS5 these positions will serve as a crew member.  At the GS7 level they will serve as crew leaders for a timber sale preparation crew.  At the GS9 level the incumbents will serve as project leaders for various timber management projects.  Opportunities abound for a diversity of experiences in these positions.

The incumbents will be responsible for assisting in the completion of all work related to timber sale preparation.  This includes field reconnaissance, harvest unit layout, boundary painting, implementing silvicultural prescriptions, planning and implementation for logging systems, transportation planning, cruise planning and design, stand exams, quality control, oversight of field crews, and assembling timber sale packages.  Incumbents will also be responsible for the use of software including Cruise Design, FS Cruiser, Cruise Processing, Terrasync, Arc GIS, Pathfinder Office, Two Trails, and Skyline Excel.

Duty Station:  The duty station for these positions is Missoula, Montana.  Extensive travel is required for these positions.  Employees can expect to be in travel status up to 100% of the time.  For information about Missoula, Montana visit: http://www.missoulachamber.com/

How To Apply:

 

Qualification Requirements:  The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at any federal personnel office OR on the Internet at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.htm.

Interested applicants who respond to this outreach will be notified when the vacancy announcement posted to www.usajobs.gov.  All applications need to be submitted through the website at www.usajobs.gov.

For More Information:

Contact Russ Walker at (406) 214-6077 or via email at rjwalker@fs.fed.us  for more information regarding these positions.

FY16TSTForesterOutreach5_7_9.docx

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Another $1000 Scholarship from The Zeiger Firm

To whom it may concern:

After having great success with our last scholarship campaign, we are excited to announce that we are once again offering the $1,000 essay scholarship contest! Alyson Smart won our last scholarship and we are looking for a new winner for this upcoming semester!

The Zeiger Firm is proud to offer this opportunity to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. The winner will be determined through an essay contest which should include originality, quality writing, and responsiveness to the contest topic. The deadline for entries is August 15, 2016.

Please review our scholarship details here:
http://brianzeiger.com/scholarship/

Thank you for making such a valuable resource for students and their families, and for posting this scholarship opportunity again!

Brian Zeiger, Attorney at Law

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$2500 Student Leadership Award

Student Leadership Award, Apply today!

Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award. Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the Carlson Center’s Fellowship Celebration on May 24th.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Applications will be assessed on the extent to which a students’ conception and practice of civic leadership embodies the values of Social Responsibility, Commitment, Leadership, Creativity, and Collaboration.

Deadline and Application Instructions:
The application deadline for the 2016 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 18th at 11:59PM. Detailed application instructions, along with the application assessment rubric, and interview logistics can be found on the Carlson Center website. Please direct any questions about this award to Kathryn or David at engage@uw.edu.

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Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors/Incoming-Freshmen

WASHINGTON STATE SFI IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE
2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS
For high school seniors-incoming college freshmen
The Washington State Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee (SIC) is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing an education in Forestry or Natural Resources.

The scholarship is available to high school seniors, who will be attending, full-time (12 units) during the 2016-2017 school year, a Forestry or Natural Resource program at one of the following schools: • University of Washington, Seattle
• Washington State University, Pullman
• Green River Community College
• Spokane Community College
• Grays Harbor College
• Centralia Community College
Or any other WA State accredited Forestry or Natural Resource program.

The successful applicant will be awarded a one-time scholarship of up to $1,000. To receive payment, the successful applicant will be required to submit Fall 2017 enrollment verification to WA SIC. The mission of the Washington State SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) is to promote and foster an understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and to promote sustainable forestry practices on all forestlands in the state. The current core priorities for the SIC are to:
• Establish criteria and identify delivery mechanisms for contractor (e.g. logger) and forester training; • Establish protocols for addressing inconsistent practices; • Focus landowner outreach efforts on education and technical assistance;
• Focus public outreach efforts on increasing SFI program recognition and support among local opinion leaders and forestry professionals; • Protect the integrity of the SFI program;
• Support the efforts of state and federal agencies to report harvest and regeneration statistics.
Complete and return the following application form to WA SIC postmarked no later than May 1, 2016. The successful applicant will be notified in early June.

Electronic application forms are available on the Washington SIC website: http://www.wasfi.org. Applications must be submitted in paper form to the address on the application.
2016 WASIC SFI Scholarship app_freshmen.doc

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Scholarship Opportunity for Undergrads

WASHINGTON STATE SFI IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE
2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS
For continuing college students
The Washington State Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee (SIC) is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing an education in Forestry or Natural Resources.

The scholarship is available to continuing college-level students, who will be attending, full-time (12 units) during the 2016-2017 school year, a Forestry or Natural Resource program at one of the following schools:

• University of Washington, Seattle
• Washington State University, Pullman
• Green River Community College
• Spokane Community College
• Grays Harbor College
• Centralia Community College
Or any other WA State accredited Forestry or Natural Resource program.

The successful applicant will be awarded a one-time scholarship of up to $1,000. To receive payment, the successful applicant will be required to submit Fall 2017 enrollment verification to WA SIC. The mission of the Washington State SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) is to promote and foster an understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and to promote sustainable forestry practices on all forestlands in the state. The current core priorities for the SIC are to:
• Establish criteria and identify delivery mechanisms for contractor (e.g. logger) and forester training; • Establish protocols for addressing inconsistent practices; • Focus landowner outreach efforts on education and technical assistance;
• Focus public outreach efforts on increasing SFI program recognition and support among local opinion leaders and forestry professionals; • Protect the integrity of the SFI program;
• Support the efforts of state and federal agencies to report harvest and regeneration statistics.

Complete and return the following application form to WA SIC postmarked no later than May 1, 2016. The successful applicant will be notified in early June.

Electronic application forms are available on the Washington SIC website: http://www.wasfi.org. Applications must be submitted in paper form to the address on the application.
2016 WASIC SFI Scholarship app_returning.doc

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Fulbright US Student Program: funding for research, study, creative projects or teaching abroad

This message is being sent to all Students with approval from <to be determined by the Office of Communications and Media Relations>.

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2017-18 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study, creative projects or an English teaching experience in over 140 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student competition opens March 31, 2016. The UW deadline for applications is September 7, 2016.

WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT?
– It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
– It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
– It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
– It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

INFORMATION SESSIONS
Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply. Please RSVP for any of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305:

Online sessions:
– Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30pm
– Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00pm
– Thursday, June 23, 2016, 12:00pm
– Fri, July 9, 2016, 10:00am

UW Seattle sessions:
– Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3:30pm, MGH 171
– Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:30pm, MGH 171
– Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:30am, MGH 171

UW Bothell sessions:
– Monday, May 2, 2016, 3:30pm, UW1-280
– Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 3:30pm, UW1-280

UW Tacoma sessions:
– Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 5:00pm, MAT 104
– Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:30pm, MDS 312
– Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:30pm, MAT 104
– Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 3:30pm, WCG 322

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible, you must be:
1) A U.S. citizen at the time of application,
– International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.
Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.

2) A graduating senior or hold a bachelor’s degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,
3) Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
4) In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Complete eligibility details are at
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

PROGRAM DETAILS
– Awards grants in all fields of study.
– Awards approximately 2,000 grants for travel to over 140 countries worldwide.
– Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
– Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISERS AT UW:
– For graduate and professional students or alumni at UW Seattle:
Michelle Drapek, mdrapek, or Marilyn Gray, megray, G-1 Communications

– For undergraduate students or alumni at UW Seattle:
Emily Smith, emilys42 (for those with last names A-N), or Robin Chang, robinc (for those with last names O-Z), 171 Mary Gates Hall

– UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:
Natalia Dyba, nataliak, Student Success Center, UW1-186

– UW Tacoma students of all levels or alumni:
Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65, Mattress Factory

Please contact the appropriate adviser above if you have questions or concerns.

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Apply for the Husky Seed Fund: Deadline April 11th!

Apply now for the Husky Seed Fund!
Pair your ideas with funds to shape the Husky Experience!

The brand-new Husky Seed Fund, created by students for students, is accepting proposals for innovative projects that will enhance the student experience for all. Your idea could become reality with a seed funding award of up to $5000, with average awards in the $1,000 to $3,000 range. Projects will be awarded seed funding this academic year and must be completed by May 12, 2017. Now is your chance to develop leadership and team building while creating something truly unique for your fellow Huskies!

 Winning projects will be: Inclusive, Impactful and Practical.  What change would YOU like to see at the UW?  What could YOU do with some seed funding to make it happen?  See application (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/seedfund/297310) for more details.

 Who, How & When – Application details

  • Dream up your project and submit an initial application by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 112016.
  • All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the Seattle campus are eligible to apply.
  • Projects can be submitted by individuals or teams based on the project scope.
  • The Husky Seed Fund is a pilot program starting at the Seattle campus and was developed by the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC), a group sponsored by the UW Provost’s Office. HESAC will select semi-finalists and awardees.
  • Projects will be awarded seed funding this academic year and must be completed by Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • Semi-finalists will be contacted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 and invited to submit additional information and interview with HESAC members in consideration of an award.
  • Note: This is not a scholarship.  Funding goes to bringing your project idea to life.

 Apply here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/seedfund/297310

Deadline: 5pmMonday, April 11, 2016

 Questions? Contact HESAC members at seedfund@uw.edu

More information is at (https://www.facebook.com/huskyseedfund/)

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Apply for UW College of the Environment Scholarships by April 4

Apply for College of the Environment Scholarships – Deadline: April 4

If you are planning to pursue a College of the Environment major at UW and have financial need (as determined by FAFSA/WASFA) then you may qualify for a College of the Environment scholarship. The application deadline for incoming students is April 4, 2016.

Complete one scholarship application to be considered for 5 scholarships:

Nancy Wilcox Scholarship
-Open to incoming students in all College of the Environment majors
Del Rio Environmental Studies Scholarship
-Open to incoming students in all College of the Environment majors who are affiliated with the Educational Opportunity Program
Clarence H. Campbell Donald Scholarship
-Open to Oceanography and Aquatic & Fishery Sciences majors
Yakama Endowed Fund for Student Support
-Open to Yakama Nation students in all College of the Environment majors
College of the Environment Scholarship
-Open to all College of the Environment majors

Details:
Awards are both need and merit based. Need is determined by the UW Office of Financial Aid’s assessment of your FAFSA/WASFA form. You must have a current FAFSA/WASFA on file to be considered.
Award amounts vary – typically $2,500-$6,000
Awardees will be notified in late April

Questions? Contact coenvaa@uw.edu or call 206-543-3141

Several of our departments are still accepting scholarship applications for students planning to pursue the following majors. Eligibility and deadlines vary by department.
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences – Deadline April 10
Atmospheric Sciences – Deadline April 1
Bioresource Science & Engineering – Rolling Application (Priority Deadline Feb 10)
Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management – Deadline April 15
Oceanography – Rolling Application (Priority Deadline April 8)

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WaCLA Essay Contest

College Essay Contest

Open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled at WaCLA institutions

Submissions must address, in no more than 500 words, the following prompt:
A liberal arts education is characterized by the idea that understanding many different ways of knowing can help students learn how to be effective and responsible members of their communities. Choose a current controversial issue in your community and describe how you’ve come to understand that issue from different perspectives.

Eligibility:
The essay contest is open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in WaCLA member institutions; this includes UW. Entrants will be divided into two categories: students who have freshman or sophomore standing at their institution and those who have junior or senior standing.

Prizes:
Awards are made in two categories: freshmen/sophomores and juniors/seniors. Two awards are made in each category: $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place. Winners will be announced by June 10, 2016.

Deadline and Submission Instruction:
Each WaCLA institution will set its own deadlines and will select up to three campus essays to be submitted to WaCLA for statewide adjudication in each category. The UW deadline is 4/2/16 at 5pm. Email essays to Jamie Barnhorst at jmeb@uw.edu.

For more information, please see the essay contest cover sheet instructions. Feel free to email Jamie (jmeb@uw.edu) with any questions.
WaCLA Essay Contest 2016.docx

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Funding available: Travel/Meeting, Diversity, Yakama and Hall Funds

Reminder: Application deadlines are approaching!

The College of the Environment is accepting applications for several funding opportunities:

1. Diversity-Oriented Meeting Fund

Eligibility: Open to all CoEnv students. Students can apply for up to $1500 in support of meetings attended by CoEnv students where the central goals of the meeting include linking science to policy or real-world application, and advancing diversity and inclusion within the College, the University and relevant STEM fields.

Deadline: 3/25/2016

2. Student Travel & Meeting Fund

Eligibility: Current students pursuing an undergraduate major or graduate degree within the College of the Environment who are giving oral presentations of their original work at national or international meetings OR Student organizations that are organizing and hosting an interdisciplinary student-run meeting attended by College of the Environment students presenting their original research.

Deadline: 3/25/2016

3. Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support

Eligibility: College staff, students and faculty and Yakama Nation tribal members may apply for up to $1500 to support activities that either support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College, and/or deepen the connection between the Yakama Nation and UW. Applications are accepted quarterly.

Deadline: 3/25/2016

4. Hall Conservation Genetics Research Award

Eligibility: Open to graduate students working in the field of conservation genetics. This award is designed to support a new student-directed project or a student-directed extension of an existing project. Proposals are limited to a maximum of $6,000.

Deadline: 4/1/2016

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College of the Environment Scholarship Deadline Approaching – March 25

Looking for scholarship opportunities for the 2016-17 academic year? If you are a declared College of the Environment major and have financial need (as determined by FAFSA/WAFSA) then you may qualify for a College of the Environment Scholarship.

Complete one application to be consider for 3 scholarships (based on eligibility):

  • Clarence H. Campbell Donaldson Scholarship
    • Open to Oceanography and Aquatic & Fishery Sciences majors
  • Yakama Endowed Fund for Student Support
    • Open to Yakama Nation students in all College of the Environment majors
  • College of the Environment Scholarship
    • Open to all College of the Environment majors

Other things you need to know:

  • Awards are both need and merit based. Need is determined by UW Office of Financial Aid’s assessment of your FAFSA/WASFA form. You must have a current FAFSA/WASFA on file to be considered for scholarships.
  • Award amounts vary – typically $2,500-$6,000
  • Application deadline for 2016-17 – March 25, 2016
  • Awardees will be notified in late April

Learn more and apply online: https://environment.uw.edu/students/student-resources/scholarships-funding/undergraduate-scholarships-funding/college-of-the-environment-scholarships/

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Funding available: Travel/Meeting, Diversity, Yakama and Hall Funds

The College of the Environment is now accepting applications for several funding opportunities:

1. Diversity-Oriented Meeting Fund

Eligibility: Open to all CoEnv students. Students can apply for up to $1500 in support of meetings attended by CoEnv students where the central goals of the meeting include linking science to policy or real-world application, and advancing diversity and inclusion within the College, the University and relevant STEM fields.

Deadline: 3/25/2016

2. Student Travel & Meeting Fund

Eligibility: Current students pursuing an undergraduate major or graduate degree within the College of the Environment who are giving oral presentations of their original work at national or international meetings OR Student organizations that are organizing and hosting an interdisciplinary student-run meeting attended by College of the Environment students presenting their original research.

Deadline: 3/25/2016

3. Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support

Eligibility: College staff, students and faculty and Yakama Nation tribal members may apply for up to $1500 to support activities that either support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College, and/or deepen the connection between the Yakama Nation and UW. Applications are accepted quarterly.

Deadline: 3/25/2016

4. Hall Conservation Genetics Research Award

Eligibility: Open to graduate students working in the field of conservation genetics. This award is designed to support a new student-directed project or a student-directed extension of an existing project. Proposals are limited to a maximum of $6,000.

Deadline: 4/1/2016

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Scholarship Deadline Next Monday: Feb 29, 2016

Just a quick reminder that the online application for the 2016-2017 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is due next week!

Students must submit the online application by 5 PM on Monday, February 29 to be considered.

We will select nearly 1450 new students this year to receive up to five years of renewable funding, professional development support and industry exploration opportunities. We need your help in encouraging any eligible students you know to apply!

A Few Scholarship Details

-The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

* Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing.
* Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued. eligibility
* Selected students receive access to workshops, events and additional support during their time in college.

The application for 2016-17 must be submitted online by 5 PM on February 29, 2016, and students’ transcripts must be postmarked by March 7, 2016.

A poster and a sample application are available for you to download from our website. You can learn more about the eligibility and application process by watching and sharing our video on the application as well.

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Scholarships for UK studies/research: UW application now open for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Churchill nominations

Scholarships for UK Studies/Research: Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Churchill

Would you like to pursue graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland? Consider applying for University of Washington nomination to compete for scholarship support for graduate studies/research at colleges in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs. (Short descriptions and links included below for more information.)

UW campus application now available for students and alumni interested in being nominated for these programs: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/402.

Application deadline: April 7, 2016.

Upcoming information sessions to learn more:

* Tues. Feb 16, 2016 @ 4:30pm in MGH 136
* Weds. March 2, 2016 @ 2:30pm in MGH 173R
* RSVP to attend any session: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/200

Applicants should meet the following general requirements:

  1. Have obtained a baccalaureate degree by August 2017
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen at time of application. International students can apply for both the Rhodes and Gates Cambridge programs through their home countries. Rhodes also allows applications from lawful permanent residents of the US prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline.
  3. A 3.7 GPA or higher is recommended for competitiveness in the campus selection process as well as the national competitions, even where the eligibility requirements do not state a GPA minimum.
  4. Age requirements: Mitchell (29 or younger), Rhodes (23 or younger) on October 1st.

 

Brief descriptions:

Winston Churchill Scholarship:

The Churchill supports one year of graduate study in mathematics, science and engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, and have extensive experience in laboratory research. Applicants must be planning to earn a bachelor’s degree between 12/2015-8/2017.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/scholarship.html

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=churchill

 

Gates Cambridge:

The Gates Cambridge supports one to three years of graduate study (in any discipline) at the University of Cambridge. Students must apply directly and be accepted to the University before they are referred to the Foundation for scholarship consideration. Applicants should have a 3.6 GPA or higher and must receive a bachelor’s degree before beginning study at Cambridge.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.gatescambridge.org/

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=gatesc

 

Marshall Scholarship:

The Marshall provides students up to two years of financial support to study at any university in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 and must be planning to earn a bachelor’s degree between April 2014-August 2017.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=marshall

 

Mitchell Scholarship:

The Mitchell awards students one year of funding for study at institutions of higher education in Ireland. The scholarship is open to all divisions of study, and students must have a completed bachelor’s degree before beginning study. Application is open to all juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are or will be over age 18 and not yet 30 on Sept. 30, 2016. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=mitchell

 

Rhodes Scholarship:

The Rhodes Scholarship provides students with funding for two or three years at Oxford University in England. Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA or higher to apply for campus nomination.

For more information, please see:

National program information: http://www.rhodesscholar.org.

UW information: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=rhodesa

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Fire Education Scholarship Resource Guide

Firefighting and forestry careers can be extremely gratifying, albeit challenging. From the fire department to the national park system, the jobs available require specialized training that can be obtained by completing a fire science or forestry degree program on the undergraduate level. Similar to most post-secondary degrees, getting further education comes at a cost. From scholarships to grants and loans, fire science and forestry students have many financial aid opportunities available to support their education goals.

Fire Science Scholarships

Scholarships are the prized form of financial aid for students. While they usually require more work in the forms of possible essays and interviews, students don’t have to worry about repaying the money they receive. In some cases, listing scholarships can help students get a job after graduation and reduce the cost of education.

Types of Fire Science Scholarships

Students working on their forestry and fire science degrees have many scholarship opportunities. Professional organizations, charitable foundations, and even schools themselves understand the need to encourage students to pursue these degrees—and many of them earmark funding each year to allow students to do so. These scholarships are a great way for students to supplement other types of financial aid, so it can be well worth the time and effort for them to investigate opportunities and apply to as many scholarships as they qualify for.

For more information visit: http://www.firescience.org/fire-and-forestry-scholarships/

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WSNLA Scholarship and Research Grant Opportunities

The Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association Scholarship and Research Charitable Fund distributes on average $20,000 in scholarships and research grants each year to college students in horticulture programs in Washington State. Please help us get the word out about this excellent opportunity. Attached are pdf copies of the scholarship and research applications.

Here is a link to the forms on our website: http://www.wsnla.org/?page=CharitableFund

The deadline to have the applications submitted to WSNLA is February 29th, 2016.
Scholarship Application.pdf
Research Grant Application.pdf

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