GO and Fritz Study Abroad Scholarship Open to all UW Undergraduate

The GO! and Fritz Scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of $2000 – $5000 to support study abroad.

· The applications are online with access at http://expd.uw.edu/globalopportunities/global-opportunities

· To apply for the GO!, students must be residents of WA state and eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise.

· To apply for the Fritz, students must be declared social science or humanities majors with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The deadline for GO! and Fritz applications is Thursday, November 6 at 5pm.

· Students studying abroad during winter or spring 2015 should apply now.

· Students studying abroad in summer or autumn 2015 should apply at our next deadline in April.

· Info sessions are: Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 3:30pm in 171 Mary Gates Hall.

· Students are welcome to email goglobal with questions.

Information will also be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Study Abroad Fair, October 23 and the Scholarship & Fellowship Fair, October 30 — Both in the Commons, Mary Gates Hall.

We invite all students interested in study abroad (and advisers too!) to our next Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in 171 Mary Gates Hall
• GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to talk about their experiences and answer questions.
• Delicious international snacks will be served!

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship: Applications Due October 31st

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:

· Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities

· Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner

· Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship

· Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?

· Connection between proposed project, academic studies, and professional/educational goals and objectives

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and Gene Munro, a lifelong advocate for public service and the wife of S. Sterling Munro Jr.

The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, October 31st. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at http://www.washington.edu/carlson/jackson-munro-public-service-fellowship/

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage@uw.edu

Morris K & Stewart L Udall Scholarship! Campus Deadline Nov 6, 2014!

Morris K & Stewart L Undergraduate Scholarship

Campus Application Deadline: November 6, 2014

National Application Deadline: March 4, 2015

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Selected Udall Scholars receive up to $5000 for eligible academic expenses. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Applicants for the Udall Scholarship are selected on the basis of the following:

· Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;

· Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;

· Academic achievement; and

· An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

· 4:00 – 4:50 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2014, 173Q MGH Team Room

· 1:00 – 1:50 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2014, 173Q MGH Team Room

RSVP https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/143

Campus Application Can be found at this link:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/249427

For more information, please see the Udall websites:

Udall: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/WhoShouldApply.aspx

Or the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards webpage:

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=morrisundergraduate

Summer Research Opportunity

Are you interested in a summer research opportunity? Well there is a NHI-funded summer program that is a 6-week summer program at Georgia Southern University hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University.

The application deadline is Monday, December 1st, 2014.

The website to learn more about the program and access the application is: www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/rhri/desre

Please contact Janie Wilson with any questions or for more information about the program.