Gilman Scholarship: $5,000 for Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship is now open and accepting applications.  The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad or internship abroad.  To be eligible students must:

  • be a US citizen
  • be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of their financial aid award
  • be applying to a program of at least 21 consecutive days in length in a single country
  • Must receive college credit for their study abroad

Students planning a study abroad on winter/spring 2019 programs OR students who want to apply for early consideration for summer 2019 programs must apply by October 2, by 9:59pm PST. Students can still apply for early consideration for summer, even if the program application through UW study abroad for that term may not be open yet.  Students who want to explore this option are strongly encouraged to make an advising appointment with me before applying.  Appointments can be made online  by visiting:

Students studying a critical-need language are eligible for an additional $3,000 language grant.


Volunteer Opportunity: Community Alliance for Global Justice

Community Alliance for Global Justice presents our 12th Annual STRENGTHENING LOCAL ECONOMIES EVERYWHERE! DINNER and we need lots of help! SLEE! plays a pivotal role in CAGJ’s organizing and fundraising efforts, and volunteers make it happen!


WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018

WHERE: University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105


Keynote: Edgar Franks, “The Legacy We Inherit: Luchando por una Vida AgroEcológica”. Edgar organizes farmworkers with Community to Community Development (C2C) in Bellingham, WA. In his keynote, he will reflect on agroecology as a way of life and share their work to ensure the needs of migrant farmworkers are represented on the path toward food sovereignty. Amidst the current political context of deportation raids on workers at the backbone of our food system, we will uplift a liberatory vision that connects food justice and immigrant justice. Join us to celebrate farmworkers who are building community self-determination! Help us build community solidarity while also connecting local and global struggles for justice through this fun, engaging and inspiring event!



We need volunteers for a wide variety of roles. You can choose which role(s) you prefer, or let us know when you are available, and we can assign you where we need people most. To sign up, please email



Donation Pick-ups: Anyone with a car who has time to help us with Silent Auction, Dessert and Food donation pick-ups. Please LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/TIMES you are available.



Dining Room Set-up: 10-4pm, (10 people). Come for part or the whole time, but folks are needed especially 10-12 to set up tables and chairs, and hang decorations using tall ladder.

Food Prep: 2 shifts, no experience necessary (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM; Shift 2: 3-9PM. Note that it’s fine if you can only help out a couple of hours!



Food Prep: 2 shifts (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM no experience necessary; Shift 2: 3-9PM, experience would be helpful, but not required.

Set up: 12 – 2PM (8 people): Help set-up the Dining room and other spaces, make them beautiful!

Registration: 3:30-7PM (8 people) Come early to get oriented – very important!, and start welcoming guests at 5pm when Happy Hour starts. Finish by 7pm, and you can enjoy dinner.

Servers 4-9:30PM (20 people) No experience or fancy outfit required. 4PM Orientation (this is very important!) – 9PM. Each server will have 2 or 3 tables, and will be serving the same platters of food to every table.

Child Care 6 – 9PM (2 people) 2 people needed to help with small group of kids, ages 2 – 11.

Clean Up 9-11PM (8 people) All hands on deck to clean up after the dinner is over! People with vehicles needed to transport supplies back to office in the International District.

Jumpstart at UW is Recruiting!

Jumpstart is a leading national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We are currently recruiting Corps Members to serve in preschool classrooms throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Corps Members will work on small teams with other UW undergraduates, which are led by Team Leaders, and implement a curriculum that focuses on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills.

Come to an info session to learn more about Jumpstart and how you can help prepare Seattle’s youngest learners for lifelong success! Here is the full list of 2018 Jumpstart Information Sessions. Don’t forget to bring a friend. The more the merrier.


  • Enjoys working with children or would like experience
  • Open to learning with and from our communities
  • Currently enrolled at UW


  • Work-Study students can be paid hourly for service (visit Schmitz 520 if unsure of your financial aide package)
  • Eligible students can earn Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Academic Course credit
  • Gain professional experience working directly with children in preschool.
  • Build your resume & become a well-rounded applicant for future employers.
  • Receive ongoing training and work alongside a team passionate about doing work that matters.

Become a part of the Jumpstart family and join over 4500 Jumpstart Corps Members who are working towards educational equity for our country’s youngest learners! Check out this video to see more about the work you could be a part of! Questions? Email or call 206.543.4282 and ask for a Jumpstart site manager.

Jumpstart is available to all, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, religion, or other legally protected status as recognized by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process. Please contact Site Managers, Sala Sataraka at or Meghan Robinson at for more information.

Student Assistant Position at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center

There is an open student assistant position at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center within the Department of Surgery. Interested applicants can apply on Handshake by searching for requisition #1775637.

Research Workgroup Student Assistant Job Description:

The Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) Research Workgroup is seeking a motivated individual interested in contacting research participants to obtain clinical and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following enrollment in a multiple clinical research trials.  The position involves direct contact with participants over the telephone in Spanish & English and requires quick, accurate data entry via computer-based applications.  A warm telephone demeanor and the ability to think on your feet are essential.

Individuals hired for the position will be trained in accordance with SORCE standard operating procedures to ensure consistent participant and survey distribution protocol management and accurate data collection. Attention to detail is imperative as the data collected is used in support of research and participant safety monitoring.

Foreign Service Fellowships: Apply By Sept. 17th!

Apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship and the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship for fully funded graduate studies starting fall 2019!

Each program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.  This includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000.

These fellowship programs seek to attract and prepare outstanding youth people, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity, for careers in the Foreign Service of the US Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

Both programs select fellows annually in highly competitive nationwide processes and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. These programs both encourage the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete either of these programs and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.