Gilman Scholarship Application Now Open

The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is now accepting applications for winter and spring programs and the early application period for summer. The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to undergraduate students with high financial need to participate in study abroad. Eligible students must be receiving a Pell Grant and enroll in a program at least three weeks in length through UW Study Abroad. Students do not need to be accepted to a study abroad program at the time of application, but if selected ,they do have to be accepted into a study abroad program before Gilman will disburse the award.

Application deadline is October 3rd

Learn more

Information sessions about the award will be hosted by Kiana Parker, the Global Opportunities Adviser, at the following times:

Thursday August 31, 1pm-2pm, MGH 171

Wednesday, Sept 13, 2pm-3pm, MGH 171

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Fully funded year-long international programs with September. deadlines

Interested students and alumni! There is still time to apply for several fully funded year-long international experiences with deadlines looming in September! Rising seniors, new or current graduate and professional students, and alumni may be eligible to apply:

Luce Scholars Program – Apply by Sept. 6, 2017

This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests! The Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx) is open to students and alumni under 30 as of July 1, 2018 in all fields of study (except Asian Studies – sorry!). It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. The program provides living stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young U.S. citizens each year. Learn more and apply for UW nomination at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/luce.

Fulbright US Student Program – Apply by Sept. 6, 2017

Open to students and alumni in all fields (and no age limit!). The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed graduate-level study, independent research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs in over 140 countries. Learn more about the program at https://us.fulbrightonline.org, and about our campus application and interview process at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/fulbright.

Schwarzman Scholars Program – current UW undergrads should seek institutional endorsement by Aug. 15, national deadline Sept. 28, 2017

Launched in 2016, the Schwarzman Scholars Program aims to give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Full funding is provided for students to pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, and International Studies. Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018. Learn more at http://schwarzmanscholars.org/program/. Information on UW endorsement for current undergrads is at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/SchwarzSchol.

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships – Apply for UW priority consideration by October 17; final campus deadline November 1

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree in any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country. Research Grants for 1-6 month or 7-10 month projects in Germany are awarded to highly qualified candidates from rising seniors through those who have already completed a Ph.D. (and all stages in between), including those wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Many study programs and research opportunities funded by DAAD do not require proficiency in the German language, there are no age limits, and US citizenship is not required. Learn more at https://www.daad.org/en/study-research-in-germany/.

Connect with UW scholarship advisers at all three campuses for questions and/or application support for any of these programs (and more)!

– UW Seattle Undergrads & Bachelor’s Alumni: contact Emily Smith (emilys42) & Robin Chang (robinc) in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

– UW Seattle Graduate & Professional Students & Alumni: contact Michelle Drapek (mdrapek) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards.

– UW Bothell students and alumni at all levels: contact Natalia Dyba (nataliak), Director of Global Initiatives.

– UW Tacoma students and alumni at all levels: contact Cindy Schaarschmidt (cs65), Director, Student Fellowships & Study Abroad

WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards! – Apply by August 28

NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2017-18 funding.

Join us for an info session for on these funding opportunities:

Wednesday, July 12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Monday, July 17, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Register for an info session here:

WASHINGTON RESEARCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/wrff/)

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

LEVINSON EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARDS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/levinson/)

Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty.  Levinson scholarships target applicants who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their bioscience and related research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

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/.