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Scholarship opportunity available for undergraduates planning ahead for graduate studies in arts, humanities and social science fields. The Beinecke Scholarship hopes to reduce financial barriers to graduate study for academically strong "juniors" (i.e. those planning graduation between December 2019 and August 2020). Freshmen and sophomores may also appreciate learning about this opportunity now for application in future years. Eligibility details are included below.
Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields
The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The scholarship provides $34,000 for a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need.
Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.
If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.
UW application deadline: Jan. 8, 2019, 11:59pm
UW application and nomination information: https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/beinecke
UW online application: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/523
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:
· Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during their undergraduate career.
· Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2018-2019 academic year. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2019 and August 2020.
· Plan to enter a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue professional school programs that emphasize skills and practical analysis over theory and research (such as law, business, education, architecture, journalism, clinical psychology, social work, etc.), are not competitive for selection at the national level.
· Be a United States citizen, or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
· Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
To learn more about this opportunity and the UW application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:
· Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 12:30pm, MGH 136
· Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm, online via Zoom
· Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 4:30pm, MGH 136
· RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/238, though drop-ins are always welcome.
Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (robinc, 206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.
The English Department offers courses each quarter of interest to students considering careers in teaching and related fields. English 471: The Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing, will be offered next in Winter 2019, and the Community Literacy Program (English 298/498/491) will be offered in Spring 2019.
These courses fulfill a range of UW requirements, as well as requirements for the ELS Minor and for application to Masters in Teaching/Teacher Education programs. These courses all offer students the opportunity to put on-campus learning into practice through service-learning internships in our partner "high needs" public school programs.
Winter 2019: English471: The Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing (TuTh 1:30-3:20) VLPA; W option). In Winter 2019, English 471 will be taught by Mandy Macklin. English 471 reviews the research in composition studies, and the core debates and politics that have shaped the practice, teaching, and study of writing. The course will also examine the assumptions that guide varied approaches, and consideration of whose interests they serve, so that all members of the class can become more self-reflective readers, writers, and teachers. Coursework will include keeping a reading journal, conducting a brief teaching ethnography, preparing a bibliography and curriculum design presentation, and creating a teaching portfolio.
English 471 will have an optional service-learning internship component through which students work in a local K-12 classroom (three to four hours each week) as tutors, mentors, and writing coaches. Those who opt to do service learning will also have the option to register for additional credit hours of English 491 if they choose. For those who participate, the service learning in this course will fulfill 30-40 of the observation hours required for application to the Masters in Teaching/Teacher Education programs. Add codes will be available for English 491 during the first week of classes. For more information about service-learning in English 471 contact the English Department’s service-learning coordinator, Prof. Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill, esoneill.
Spring 2019: Community Literacy Program (MW 10:30-12:20; C or W; capstone for English majors). In Spring 2019, the Community Literacy Program will be taught by CLP director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill. Community Literacy Program links a 5 credit on-campus seminar (English 298 or 498) with service-learning internships in our "high needs" partner public school programs (English 491). Assignments include a service-learning journal, short writing about course texts and themes, a collaborative presentation about students’ shared work in a partner school, and an individually designed research project, for which research instruction is provided. The instructor meets with students to discuss drafts and revisions of their major projects. Central course goals include testing theory in practice, engaging in effective, reflective work with public school students and teachers, and learning more about both our own writing and learning processes, and the impact of CLP on our academic, career, civic and personal goals.
Community Literacy Program provides a capstone opportunity for English Majors, and an opportunity for students from other majors and at all stages of their UW careers to complete "C" and "W" requirements. CLP is also a great way for students considering teaching careers to get crucial school-based experience in "high needs" schools, and the hours completed may be used toward the field work requirement in the Education, Learning and Society minor, as well as observation hours required for application to the UW Masters in Teaching Program. There are no prerequisites. Add codes (all periods) will be available from the instructor beginning in February: esoneill.
Feel free to be in touch with questions related to these courses, or to the English Department’s public school service-learning partnerships.
Director, Community Literacy Program
Associate Director, Expository Writing Program
The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring new writing consultants for Winter and Spring quarters. If you or your colleagues know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer tutor at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link (https://depts.washington.edu/owrc/hiring) and encourage them to apply on Handshake (#2139717). Preference will be given to candidates graduating in June 2020 or later.
The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs.
Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from tutors that their work here is challenging and transformative. The OWRC is a vibrant learning community that provides tutors with ongoing training, varied professional experiences, and a welcoming work environment.
Complete application instructions are posted on our website; the deadline is Monday, November 19 at 5:00 pm. We also encourage applicants to to bring their materials to the OWRC and discuss them with our current tutors—just make an appointment and come by.
The Levin Firm would like to invite students to partake in our Spring 2019 Bi-yearly $1,000 Scholarship.
At the Levin Firm, we strongly feel that a great education is one of the most important benefits for young people today. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our firm is offering a $1,000.00 college scholarship to the winner of our essay competition.
All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2019 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship deadline is February 15th, 2019.
Our scholarship page contains all the eligibility requirements and may be found here: https://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/
The Department of Landscape Architecture is having an information session today for the Bachelor in Landscape Architecture program.
This is a great chance to learn more about the BLA program and the new application process, hear from current students, and ask questions!
New course STAT 180 Introduction to Data Science in Winter 19. The course has essentially no prerequisites and is suitable for freshmen.
Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The Department of Health Services trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?
The Department of Health Services invites you to attend our “Which Public Health Degree is Right For Me?” session –
Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?
Date/Time: November 29, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm
Location: UW Bothell campus, UW1-280
Event Description: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, MS, MHA, and MHIHIM programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!
We hope to see you there!
If you have students interested in pursuing careers in museums or cultural organizations, please share this invitation to the Museology program’s Information Meeting on November 30.
UW Museology Graduate Program – Prospective Student Events
· Information Meeting. November 30, 3–4 p.m. (Reception to follow). UW Tower, Ravenna Training Room
· Online Information Meeting. December 13, 3–4 p.m.
Please join us to learn about UW’s master’s program in museology, or museum studies. At our information meeting, you will have a chance to talk with faculty, students and alumni about how this flexible, dynamic interdisciplinary degree can help you use museums to build stronger communities. If you are interested in applying by our January 15 application deadline, come to the meeting to find out more about find out more about how you can put together a strong application.
Finding solutions to global challenges demands different perspectives, as well as partnerships among individuals and institutions who do not share the same values. How does one build unity without uniformity across sectors—each of which possess believers and faith-based actors—in order to effectively lead in complicated times? Through theory, case study and the practical experience of both the instructor and the students, this course understands and wrestles with the role of religion in context—at least as an underexamined analytic factor, and perhaps even as tremendous force for the common good – and seeks to teach the skill sets of evaluation (self & contextual), communication, and negotiation as a means to mutual literacy and respect across cultures and countries.
Please see the attached announcement from the USDA if you are looking for a post-doc opportunity. The field is soil science or agronomy. Here is a short message describing the important elements they are looking for: USDA has an opening, and they are looking for someone with training in meta-analysis, statistical programing in SAS, R GIS knowledge experience useful, data mining -database development.
The summer of 2019 we will be having an internship opening for our wildlife care position.
Students studying veterinary medicine, natural resources, conservation and even public relations may be interested in this opportunity.
The applications deadline is not until February 15, 2019.
For information about seasonal forestry jobs, please see the attached document. The closing date is later this month.
At William W. Hurst we strongly feel that a great education is one of the most important benefits for young people today. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our firm is offering a $500.00 college scholarship for to the winner of our essay competition.
All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2019 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship deadline is December 20th, 2018.
Our scholarship page contains all the eligibility requirements and may be found here: https://billhurst.com/scholarship/
We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Environmental Fellows Program is now open! The Environmental Fellows Program is a summer fellowship program for masters and doctoral students that seeks to place students traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and those committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in summer fellowships with environmental foundations and their grantees.
Application OPEN. Deadline to apply is January 31st, 2019.The Environmental Fellows Program involves:
- A 13-week fellowship at either an environmental grantmaking foundation, or at one of their grantees. Past placement sites include: Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Appalachian Voices; Natural Resources Defense Council, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, the Erb Family Foundation and many more!
- A stipend of $10,000 plus a travel allowance for participating fellows.
- Participation it the Environmental Grantmakers Association Retreat.
- Fellows work on a variety of environmental issues including but not limited to: environmental health, energy justice, marine conservation, transit solutions, food justice, and more!
- Fellowship placement sites are available across the country in both major cities and at rural locations. Some of our past placements have been located in: The Greater Boston area, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Richmond Va.
- Fellows receive training in: diversity, equity, and inclusion; institutional culture; and professional development.
For more information and to apply please visit https://efp.seas.umich.edu/.
If you have questions about the Environmental Fellows Program please feel free to contact M’Lis Bartlett at seas-efpoffice or 734-936-0900.
The UW EarthLab seeks a Temporary Research Assistant for studies of outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism. The employee will be responsible for developing and maintaining software and scripted workflows that aggregate data on park use. Data will be derived from various on-site counts as well as postings to social media platforms, and then processed and analyzed using programs written in R and python. Analyses will evaluate how well various data sources measure the quantity and type of nature-based recreation. Duties will also include literature review and data visualization. The employee will contribute to reports summarizing methods and major findings, in order to demonstrate opportunities to improve decision-making and deepen the understanding of the recreational value of public lands. The successful candidate will be a friendly, intelligent, self-directed individual who is passionate about working on collaborative projects for social good.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter describing your interests in the project at https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=161405
For more information, email Spencer Wood at spwood.
The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC would like to announce that applications are now open for the Resources, Environment and Sustainability Graduate Program (RES) – September 2019.
UBC is ranked in the top ten globally for environmental and ecological studies.
Multi-year funding offered for top applicants. 80% of students win major scholarships.
Come and join a program situated in an energetic, safe and multi-cultural city frequently rated as one of the most livable cities in the world!