Call for Applications: Husky Seed Fund

Apply now for the Husky Seed Fund

Pair your ideas with funds to shape the Husky Experience!

The Husky Seed Fund http://www.washington.edu/strategicplanning/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 15, 2018. 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 Inventive. What change would YOU like to see at the UW? What could YOU do with some seed funding to make it happen? See application for more details.

Who, How & When – Application details

  • Dream up your project and submit an initial application by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017.
  • All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses are eligible to apply.
  • Projects can be submitted by individuals or teams based on the project scope.
  • The Husky Seed Fund is in its second year 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 May 15, 2018.
  • Semi-finalists will be contacted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 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/323397

Deadline: 5pm, Monday, April 3, 2017

Questions? Contact HESAC members at seedfund

More information is at (https://www.facebook.com/huskyseedfund/) (http://www.washington.edu/strategicplanning/husky-seed-fund/)

Info Session: March 7th, 2017 Gerberding 142 @ 4:30 pm

 

UK + Ireland Scholarships for graduate study/research

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

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/460.

UW DEADLINE: April 6, 2017 for 2018-19 scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to begin this process early! Please contact Robin Chang (robinc) if you have any questions or concerns.

UW Information Sessions (all sessions in MGH 171):

  • Feb. 16 @ 4:30pm
  • Feb. 22 @ 5:30pm – this session will focus on the Churchill Scholarship. UW alum & Churchill Scholar Jared Silvia will join us to share his experience as a Churchill Scholar!
  • Feb. 28 @ 12:30pm – this session will focus on the Churchill Scholarship. UW alum & Churchill Scholar Jared Silvia will join us to share his experience as a Churchill Scholar!
  • March 2 @ 9:30am
  • RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/200

Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements, but in general, applicants should meet the following eligibility considerations:

  • 3.7 or higher GPA suggested for all (required for Marshall)
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships are open to students from across the globe. Rhodes Scholarships are limited to citizens and permanent residents of specific countries, including the US, Canada and 26 other countries. Churchill, Marshall & Mitchell scholarships are limited to US citizens.
  • Age limit for Mitchell (29 or younger by 9/30/17) and Rhodes (18-23 by 10/1/17).
  • Churchill limited to 2017 & 2018 grads. Marshall limited to those graduating after April 2015.
  • Bachelor’s degree by August 2018.

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 12/2016-8/2018.

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.

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 2015-August 2018.

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, 2017. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

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.

UK + Ireland Scholarships flyer.pdf

Tillman Military Scholars Program

The Pat Tillman Foundation offers an annual scholarship open to active duty military, veterans, and spouses pursuing a full-time bachelor’s, master’s, or professional degree at a US-based accredited institution. Each individual scholarship award is based on the applicant’s unique financial need, the average award in 2017 is expected to be ~$10,000 per academic year (renewable for the duration of the student’s program of study).

Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 450 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide.

Applications to become a 2017 Tillman Scholar will close on March 1, 2017 at 11:59pm PT. Details and the online application are available at http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/.

National and State Campus Compact Awards

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, in partnership with the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards, is pleased to offer a new set of scholarship and award opportunities for students engaged in community-centered service and advocacy. Please forward this email widely to your student lists, and visit our Campus Compact Award application web page for more information, and to link to our online application.

Context:

The University of Washington is a member of Campus Compact, a coalition of higher education institutions committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility, and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state. As a member institution, our campus has the opportunity to nominate students for service and leadership awards, and support students through the state and national application processes (as indicated for each award).

Overview of Awards:

Newman Civic Fellowship: The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Each Campus Compact member institution in the nation is eligible to nominate one student per year for this fellowship. The UW nominee for the Newman Civic Fellowship will receive the following benefits:

  • A $500 stipend in recognition of their service and leadership work
  • The opportunity to present at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 24, 2017
  • A letter of reference for the award from the University of Washington
  • Mentoring and support throughout the Newman Civic Fellowship year (if selected by Campus Compact)

Washington Campus Compact: Students Serving Washington Awards:

  • Presidents’ Leadership Awards are given to two selected student service leaders from each of the Washington Campus Compact member institutions for their leadership and service. Students selected as UW nominees for the Presidents’ Leadership Award will receive the following benefits:
    • A $500 stipend in recognition of their service and leadership work
    • The opportunity to present at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 24, 2017
    • A letter of reference for the award from the University of Washington
    • Support for applying directly to Washington Campus Compact for the Outstanding Service Award, which carries the potential for a $7500 award to be divided evenly between the selected student, their institution, and their community partner.
  • Outstanding Service Award: Outstanding Service Award recipients will receive a $7,500 award divided equally between the students, their institution, and community partner for current service projects addressing critical issues in Washington. Please note that there is no limit to the number of UW students who may apply for the Outstanding Service Award, and nomination is not required for this award. Submission through the UW’s online application process will, however, provide students with the opportunity for feedback and support in crafting the strongest application possible.
  • Social Entrepreneur Award: Social Entrepreneur Award recipients will receive $10,000 in seed grant funding for their institution to be used for developing their proposal into a project that addresses the critical issue. As with the Outstanding Service Award, nomination is not required for this award. Submission through the UW’s online application process will, however, provide students with the opportunity for feedback and support in crafting the strongest application possible.

Udall Scholarships: Opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native Students

There is still time for sophomores and juniors to apply for the Udall Scholarship! The Udall Foundation offers a $7,000 scholarship for undergraduate sophomores and juniors in any major seeking careers in:

  • environmental fields, and
  • American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking careers in Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.

Applicants who are leading change on campus or in their communities are strongly encouraged to apply! Please feel free to share the information below widely.

UW Seattle campus application due January 8! UW Seattle campus application is available at: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/441.

Details about eligibility, the Seattle campus application process and online application form are available at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/udall.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment, or pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meet alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. For more information and to sign up for informational webinars, visit http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx.

The Udall Foundation asks universities to nominate students to compete at the national level. Each UW campus is able to nominate up to 4 candidates in the environmental category and up to 4 candidates in the Tribal Public Policy and/or Native Health Care categories.

UW campus contacts for students interested in the Udall Scholarships:

  • UW Seattle: Robin Chang, robinc, 206-543-2603, 171 MGH,
  • UW Tacoma: Cindy Schaarschmidt, tscholar, 253-692-4358, MAT 106B
  • UW Bothell: uwbssc, 425-352-3427, UW1-160

The Udall Foundation also offers the Native American Congressional Internship: This ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., is for American Indian and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Udall Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. View the application and sign up for free webinars. Please also visit udall.gov to see what some of the alumni are up to now. Students are welcome to apply directly to the Udall Foundation for this opportunity, though the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is happy to be a resource for support and feedback on application drafts! Deadline: post-marked or emailed by January 31, 2017. Join the Udall Foundation on Facebook, where they share application tips and alumni share job announcements: Native Education @ Udall Foundation.