Scholarships for leadership and research projects through Mary Gates Hall are available!

Deadlines for Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarships are fast approaching! These scholarships provide $5,000 in the current academic year, and are available to all UW undergraduate students.

Still wondering what leadership or research projects are? Attend an upcoming info sessions! Already planning to submit an application, but want some guidance to write a stronger essay? Come to our application writing workshops!

Information Sessions:

Friday Oct 12th, 1:30-2:30 PM, MGH 134

Friday Oct 19th, 1:30-2:30 PM, MGH 134

Friday Nov 30th, 1:30-2:30 PM, Allen Hall Auditorium G81L

Leadership Application Writing Workshop:

Monday Oct 15th, 4:30-6:30 PM, MGH 258

Research Application Writing Workshops:

Tuesday, Oct 16th, 4:30-6:30 PM, MGH 258

Monday Oct 22nd, 4:30-6:30 PM, MGH 258

Register to attend (select only one)


The deadline for the Leadership Scholarship is Monday Oct. 22nd at 5:00PM, and the Research scholarship application ends on Oct 29th at 5:00PM. 


More information and the online application are available on our website, Email with any questions!



Open scholarships & Information Sessions this month!

Though we just started the school year, now’s the time to begin applying for funding for summer and next year.  We encourage 2nd & 3rd year students to take a look at the Goldwater, Udall and Truman Scholarships.  Students interested in furthering their critical language study should look at the Boren Scholarship and the Critical Language Scholarships.  We encourage seniors to consider programs like the Carnegie and the Yenching Academy.  Scroll to the bottom for more info, application links and scheduled events supporting these and other scholarships.


Scholarship Strategies for Second & Third Year
Our number one piece of advice for scholarships is to start early! Get an early start on your scholarship search and application process by finding out what it takes to become a competitive candidate. We’ll talk through what it means to be an active, and engaged student and how best to highlight those qualities in an app! We’ll also highlight some upcoming opportunities we hope you’ll consider.

Wednesday, October 17 | 4:00pm | MGH 171

Monday, October 29 | 3:30pm |MGH 171

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Scholarship Information For Transfer students at UW

Join us to get started thinking about and connecting with scholarships that can support your remaining undergraduate experiences, but also get a necessary head start planning for post-graduate opportunities and graduate study.

Wednesday, October 24 | 6:00pm | ONLINE

Scholarship Fridays

Every Friday during fall quarter we’re offering scholarship information sessions to help you get started with scholarships! Our office is partnering with the Mary Gates Endowment for Students to offer alternating Friday sessions. This Friday, Oct. 13 will feature a session on Mary Gates Leadership & Research Scholarships. Sessions will vary throughout fall quarter. See the full calendar for dates and locations!

Fridays | 1:30pm | Learn more





Barry Goldwater Scholarship: Now Open!

Sophomores or juniors planning for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering are encouraged to apply for UW nomination to the Goldwater Scholarship. This scholarship supporting undergraduate researchers covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. Apply Now!

Upcoming info sessions:

Tuesday, October 16 |4:30pm | MGH 136

Wednesday, October 24 | 5:00 pm | ONLINE

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship: Application opening soon!

Seniors or 2018 graduates involved in international affairs/foreign policy research are encouraged to apply for the Carnegie Endowment’s Gaither Junior Fellowship. Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 12-14 paid one-year fellowships to work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates.

Upcoming info sessions:

Wednesday, October 17 | 12:30pm| MGH 136

Thursday, October 25 | 5:30pm | ONLINE

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Summer Programs in International Affairs, Human Rights & Public Policy

Learn about fellowship programs you can apply for right now for next summer! We’ll discuss summer programs in International Affairs, Human rights & Public Policy that take place in the United States and abroad.

Thursday, October 18 |4:00pm | MGH 171

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Leadership & Public Service Scholarships

Learn about scholarships & opportunities for second and third year students committed to making a difference in their careers through public service! We’ll discuss the Truman, Udall, Emerson Hunger Fellowship, and the Huntington Public Service Awards.

Tuesday, October 23 | 3:30pm| MGH 171

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Funding Critical Language Study Abroad: Boren & CLS programs

Join us for an introduction to Boren and Critical Language Scholarships for study abroad. Scholarships like the Boren and CLS provide funding to students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be “critical” by the US State department. This session will provide an overview of each of these scholarships and insights on how to develop a competitive application.

Tuesday, October 23| 4:30pm| MGH 171


Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Talk

Study a language abroad with the Boren Scholarship! Join Boren representative Michael Saffle to learn about Boren Awards for undergrad and grad students.

Monday, October 29 | 4:30pm | MGH 171

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Yenching Academy

Students from around the world* interested in exploring China and its role in the world through a Master’s program at Peking University are encouraged to apply.  The UW application deadline is October 30th!  *Please note that PRC passport holders who do not currently attend a university in Mainland China cannot be considered for the Yenching Academy.

Apply now


Funding Available for 2018-19 Student Projects

The Northwest Public Health Training Center at NWCPHP is now accepting applications to support health professions students completing field placements and collaborative projects in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon. A total of 20 proposals will be funded up to $3,500 each during the 2018–19 school year.

Practice-based projects help students gain practical experience in a public health or other community-based organization and the chance to address critical health issues in the field. Funds will be awarded directly to students and are intended to help them defray living expenses during their hands-on training experience.

Stipends are available for undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students, and doctoral students enrolled public health, psychology, sociology, and social work degree programs. Undergraduate applicants must include a letter of support from a faculty member.

Students may apply for funding at any time during the fall or winter quarter of the 2018–19 school year. Proposals will be evaluated based on public health practice focus, attention to under-served areas and populations, and feasibility. Students are strongly encouraged to submit projects that address opioid misuse and improving mental and behavioral health.

Visit the NWPHTC student projects page to view examples of previously funded projects and learn more.

Need help with financial aid for your Study Abroad program? Workshops available!

The first Financial Planning workshop is on Thursday, October 11th from 2:30-4:00 pm in the Ethnic Cultural Center Rm. 207.  In these workshops, we will cover program fees, scholarships, how financial aid and study abroad work together, hidden fees, how to save money on airfare, and saving and budgeting strategies.

Full Workshop Schedule:

  • Thursday October 11th, 2:30-4:00pm, ECC 207
  • Monday October 22nd, 2:30-4:00pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday November 15th, 2:30-4:00pm, SMZ 450


Additionally, Study Abroad Week will be from November 6th-8th! Attend to connect with study abroad programs, advisors and educators:

Study Abroad Mixer: Tuesday November 6th, 5:30-7:00pm, ECC Unity Suite, RSVP

“Remixing your Reality” with Blake Brandes: Wednesday November 7th, 6:00-8:00pm wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, RSVP

Study Abroad Fair: Thursday November 8th, 10am-2:00pm, HUB Ballroom (no RSVP required)

Global Health Corp Fellowship Application Live Now!

Globe Corps

Hello! We’re excited you’re reading this because the health equity movement needs leaders like YOU. Transforming health systems so they deliver for all will take a generation of bold, young leaders who bring diverse skills and perspectives – plus a lot of grit and commitment – to the challenge.

Do you: 
…believe health is a human right for everyone, everywhere? ✔️
…thrive in community with others committed to social justice? ✔️
…think our world needs a new leadership paradigm NOW? ✔️

On December 5, we’ll post 130+ fellowship roles within high-impact organizations on the front lines of global health in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the U.S., and Zambia. For reference, check out last year’s fellowship roles, ranging from data analysis and communications to architecture and supply chain management. Note: Many GHC fellowship roles do not require prior work experience/academic background in health.

Application preview now live!

Start prepping NOW to apply on December 5: 

  • Do your research! Why GHC?
  • Check out our application preview to learn about our eligibility requirements and what you’ll need to apply.
  • Start to gather your materials.
    • Draft your four short, personal essays.
    • Consider which current/past supervisor you can reach out to for recommendation letters.
    • Update your resume/CV (making sure it’s no longer than two pages!) and ask a friend or mentor to review it.
    • Renew your passport if needed OR find another document to prove your citizenship.
    • Secure proof – such as a transcript or a letter from your university – that you will have a bachelor’s degree by June 30th, 2019.
  • Review our leadership practices and consider how you can you demonstrate them.

Learn more about what it’s like to be a GHC fellow by reading our digital publication AMPLIFY.

2019-2020 Applications Open December 5 – January 16

Want to learn more? Join two GHC alumni & a current fellow @ 11am EST, Oct. 18: Facebook Live #AskUsAnything! RSVP here.

Featuring : Marcela Laverde, 2014-2015 Rwanda fellow at MASS Design; John Spangler, 2015-2016 Uganda fellow at Jhpiego; Bridget Dela Akasreku, 2018-2019 U.S.A. fellow at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene



Scholarship Opportunity: “The Colombian Healthcare System & Public Health in Colombia”

Public Health in Colombia, Summer 2019

This four-week course, “The Colombian Healthcare System and Public Health in Colombia” will guide students and professionals within the field of Public Health, Global Health, Community Health, Healthcare Management and other interested disciplines, through an exploration of public health in Colombia from an international, inter- disciplinary and inter-cultural perspective.

Students will have a unique opportunity to explore the post-conflict socio-political situation in Colombia, the Colombian healthcare system, and the public health challenges that the country faces both in general and in relation to the post-conflict environment. Students will also learn how population dynamics have affected health services’ delivery and public health within the framework of the Colombian General Health- related Social Security System (SGSSS).

Taught in English, the academic program will be split between morning lectures from the Institute of Public Health’s impressive faculty, as well as guest lectures from PUJ faculty in medicine, psychology, political science and other social science disciplines, who have professional expertise in each particular topic. The afternoons include site visits to organizations that participate in or support public health activities in Colombia. These site visits can be used to launch research projects and develop a network of contacts in the Public Health field in Bogota.

The program is arranged as a package from Monday, June 10th– Friday, July 5th, 2019 that includes supervised bed and breakfast accommodation (a private room in modern university halls of residence), an airport transfer on arrival in Bogota, and a busy supplementary calendar of social activities and excursions at evenings and weekends to enable students to explore Colombia and its culture during their stay.

Scholarship information

Red Tree Study is offering one full scholarship to the value of $3,900 USD for participation in the 2019 Public Health in Colombia program. We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and interested in learning about the practical challenges of delivering Public Health programs in Latin America.

  • In addition, Red Tree Study will provide one 50% scholarship to the value of $1,950 USD.
  • Applications are open to students enrolled on a full-time academic degree course (at undergraduate or graduate level) for this academic year (2018/19).
  • To be considered, the student must submit the completed scholarship application form and the accompanying academic reference by December 1st, 2018 in order to apply for the funding.
  • The final selection will be made by María Teresa Domínguez and Theresa Fedor, the lead faculty members for the course from the Institute of Public Health.
  • Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipient(s) the second week of January 2019. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.

The scholarship winner will be joining students from prestigious universities in the USA, the UK and Canada who study with us in Colombia each summer. We have hosted candidates from Rice, Syracuse, NYU, USC, UCL, Imperial College London, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Emory, Columbia and many more. To learn more about the program, you can hear directly from our students through these student reviews and see the experience through our photo gallery.


For further information about the course go to or email to request an application form

Mary Gates Endowment Scholarship Open for Applications!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students, including all class years, all majors, and all residency statuses (US citizens, permanent residents, international students, and undocumented students are all eligible).

Deadlines are coming up soon, so plan to begin the application process and attend an information session.

Information Sessions:

Friday, Sept. 28, 1:30-2:30 PM, in Allen Library Auditorium G81L

Monday, Oct. 1, 12:30-1:30 PM, in MGH 171

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11:30-12:30 PM, in MGH 171

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2:00-3:00 PM, in MGH 171

Friday, Oct. 12, 1:30-2:30 PM, in MGH 134

Friday, Oct. 19, 1:30-2:30 PM, in MGH 134

Friday, Nov. 30, 1:30-2:30 PM, in Allen Library Auditorium G81L


Leadership Application Workshop:

Monday, Oct. 15, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 258

Register to attend.


Research Application Workshops:

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 258

Monday, Oct. 22, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 258

Register to attend.


Leadership Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 22 at 5:00 PM


Research Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 PM



Begin the online application for Mary Gates Scholarships and learn more on our website,  Email with any questions.