Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application now open for transfer students entering UW in 2018-19

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application is now open and available at Deadline for applications is July 6, 2018. Please share with your students who are transferring to UW in summer 2018, fall 2018, winter 2019 or even those who have already transferred to UW but have not yet earned more than 18 credits.


Please note that students from ANY Washington State community college are potentially eligible to apply for this scholarship (see complete details on the website and eligibility details below).


The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington-Seattle. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW, if available. Applicants are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. They are expected to have well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. There should be evidence that a Martin Scholarship will encourage pursuit of a program of education most likely to fulfill the applicant’s potential. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement.



·         Applicants must be Washington State residents who are in any one of the following three categories: (1) US citizens, or (2) US Permanent Residents, or (3) Eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 qualification.

o   For additional information about HB 1079 qualification, please visit If this applies to you, please also be aware that some colleges may have different requirements; UW’s requirements are detailed at If you have any questions or concerns about meeting this requirement, please contact Robin Chang at or 206-543-2603.

·         Applicants must be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.

·         Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Students who hold an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.

·         Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of July  6, 2018.

·         The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington as a matriculated student.

·         The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.


Please let me know if you or your students have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to share and/or post the attached flyer where possible. Additional details about this application are at and additional details about the Martin Family Foundation are at



Additional information: Martin Scholarships 2018

Summer GRDSCH 200 Course – Preparing for Graduate Education

Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?

Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?

Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!


This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.


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Face the Stigma night tonight!

This year, as part of the Peer Health Educators’ Face the Stigma mental health campaign, we will be hosting an event called Face the Stigma Night in which individuals will share personal stories related to mental health, mental illness, and mental well-being. Individuals who wish to participate in the event will share stories up to 7 minutes in length and will receive personalized coaching for both the written and verbal components of their story. If you are interested in telling your story, please go to to learn more and sign up. The event will take place on May 21 from 5pm-6pm in the Ethnic Cultural Theatre, and for those who aren’t interested in speaking, we strongly encourage you to attend to support the courageous speakers willing to share their stories.

UPPOW Inter-Professional Health Fair

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 the United Pharmacy Professional Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) and UW School of Pharmacy are sponsoring the second annual UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair in Red Square on the University of Washington Seattle campus. FREE health screens and health information will be available to the public, students, and staff. DJ Stephen the Stylist will spins some tunes and there will be free giveaways from some of the event donors.

  • WHEN: May 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm        
  • WHERE: Red Square 
  • COST: Free
  • MORE INFORMATION: UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair Facebook page


“We will have a strong focus on Opioid addiction and mental health including naloxone training and distribution by King County. We are hoping to drive some interest with this and lower the stigma behind this drug,” said Sean Linn, a lead organizer of the event and a third year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) student and Director of Outreach for UPPOW at the UW. “Complementing this will be students discussing the Good Samaritan Laws too. We have 40+ organizations from UW and the local community! It is going to be a blast!”

Last year, hundreds of UW students, staff, faculty, and members of the community received free health information and services at the UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair. Over 100 students, seven UW faculty, community volunteers, and healthcare providers assisted with providing information and services. Many other volunteers assisted with the set-up, fundraising and other behind-the-scenes work.

This year, more than 40 local and UW organizations are participating, including: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Blood Works Northwest, Cliff Bars, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Doorway Project, EchoTrain, Essentia Water, Family Medicine Interest Group, UW Hall Health, Health Care Recruitment Collaborative, UW Hearing and Speech Pathology, Hello Fresh Meals, Hepatitis Education Project, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA), International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF), Kappa Psi, King County DCHS Naloxone Training, Lifelong: HIV Advocates, Pharmacy For Reproductive Education And Sexual Health (PhRESH), Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS), QueeRx, Rho Chi Honor Society, Roosevelt Chiropractic,  Seattle Crisis Clinic, School of Dentistry Recruitment, UW School of Nursing, UW School of Pharmacy Recruitment, UW School of Physical Therapy, UW School of Public Health Recruitment, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Student Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PediaPUPS), UW Recreation and Fitness, UWSoP Mental Health Initiative, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, and Washington State Poison Control.

For questions or further details reach out to lead organizers Sean Linn (sean.linn1(at), Hanna Kleiboeker  (hlk6(at), or Andrew Craciun (acraciun(at)

Photos from the 2017 event are on Flicker at

Watch a video about the 2017 event at


SPHA Event – Spring Study Break

The Student Public Health Association is having the last Study Break of the year this upcoming Wednesday, May 23rd, from 1-3 pm at the SOCC Lobby. Please join us in taking some time away from classes to relax, hang out with the College Dogs, and enjoy a free meal. All students in the SPH are welcome to join in and close out the 2017/2018 school year.

Grand Challenges Impact Lab India 2019 – Apply Now *DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 24!

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

Applications are being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad

In Winter Quarter 2019, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India” as a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING


Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.


Apply now!

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For more information about GCIL India, visit