Upcoming scholarship deadlines and workshops

Examples of Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines: (find more in our database)


UW Women’s Center Meena Vashee Scholarship is awarded to one individual each year who is a survivor of domestic violence or the child of a survivor. You must be a UW undergraduate student to apply. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2000. The 2018/2019 scholarship application is now available Apply by April 21!


— UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards an average of $100,000 or more a year to students and faculty at the University of Washington. Annual scholarships and fellowships support students passionate about the study of labor and labor activism, while the Best Paper Prize honors quality scholarship on labor issues produced by students. Apply by April 23!


— Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation annually provides over $40,000 in total scholarships each year to rising and current UW sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students based on their demonstration of Mortar Board’s ideals of exceptional scholarship, leadership, and service on campus and in the community. Apply by April 23!


Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation. The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive a cash award of $2500 and be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Apply by April 30!


Apply for UW nomination for scholarships supporting graduate studies and research at universities in the UK & Ireland: Churchill Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship and Gates Cambridge Scholarship. For Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Scholarships, applicants must be nominated by their universities to apply. UW asks its interested students to apply for nomination for any one or all of these scholarships through a single campus application. Learn more about each of these scholarships at the links above. Apply for UW nomination by May 6!


Upcoming Scholarship Information Sessions & Workshops


Get a head start on grad school & scholarship application season with these sessions:

— CV Writing Workshop: Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171. RSVP to attend

— Getting Stellar Recommendation Letters: Monday, Apr 23, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171. RSVP to attend

— Personal Statement Writing Workshop: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171. RSVP to attend


Current Juniors, Seniors, grad students & Alumni:

— Global, Gap & Grad Study Fellowships: RSVP to attend

Monday, May 7, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ethnic Cultural Center room 208

Friday, May 11, 2018, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171


Current Freshmen & Sophomores:

— Gear up for year 2 or 3 Scholarships: RSVP to attend

Friday, Apr 20, 2018, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171

Friday, May 4, 2018, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171


Fulbright US Student Program Information Sessions:

— Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018, 12:30-1:30 p.m., ONLINE. Register to attend.

— Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171. RSVP

— Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ONLINE. Register to attend.

— Thursday, May 10, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulbright App Workshop for Research/ Study Grants, Mary Gates Hall 171. RSVP

— Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ONLINE. Register to attend.

— Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulbright App Workshop for English Teaching Assistants, Mary Gates Hall 171. RSVP


Luce Scholars Program Information Sessions: RSVP

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Allen Library (ALB)
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship & Hertz Foundation Fellowship Information Sessions: RSVP

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:30-6pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:30-2pm, MGH 171


Learn more about the sessions we’re offering and get additional resources at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/.


Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

This scholarships awards up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad. Students must be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of their financial aid package to be eligible and be studying in a host country for a minimum of 21 consecutive days. Students planning to study abroad in winter, spring or summer 2019 are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171 (MGH 171)
  • Tuesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00pm, CMU 226 (CMU 226)
  • Wednesday, May 16, 3:00-4:00pm ECC 206 (ECC 206)

Peace Corps application workshop- THURSDAY, April 5, 11:00am- 12:00pm

Welcome to Spring Quarter!  The next application for Peace Corps service is July 1, with positions leaving in January, February, and March of 2019!  You can see the open positions here.

The application process is rolling meaning that applicants are selected from now until July 1.  If you’d like to apply, please consider applying early! It makes a strong candidate even stronger!

If you’re working on the application, or just looking to get your feet wet, please consider coming to our Application Workshop, this Thursday, April 5 from 11:00am- 12:00pm in the lobby of the Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall

No RSVP is necessary- just show up!

UW Study Abroad Spring Quarter Workshops

Financial Planning Workshops

The Financial Planning Workshop provides students with important information about financial aid, scholarships, loans, and how the timing of a program can impact costs. Students will also receive tips on booking airfare, budgeting, and money-saving strategies.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2:30-4pm, MGH 171 (MGH 171)
  • Wednesday, April 25, 3:00-4:30pm, SMZ 450 (SMZ 450)
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2:00-3:30pm, ECC 208 (ECC 208)



Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

This scholarships awards up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad. Students must be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of their financial aid package to be eligible and be studying in a host country for a minimum of 21 consecutive days. Students planning to study abroad in winter, spring or summer 2018 are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171 (MGH 171
  • Tuesday, May 1, 3:00-4:00pm, COM 226 (COM 226
  • Wednesday, May 16, 3:00-4:00pm ECC 206 (ECC 208)

SPH Diversity Workshop on Racial Equity and Structural Transformation, Feb 12

SPH Diversity Workshop on Racial Equity and Structural Transformation

February 12, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Husky Union Bldg. Room 332


This workshop, sponsored by UW SPH and organized by the SPH Diversity Committee, will cover racial equity and strategies for structural transformation. The event will accommodate 75 participants, and is open to students, staff, and faculty. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP at this link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/sphadmin/347666


Due to the overwhelming response to our October 2017 session, we have invited Scott Winn back to lead his workshop, “Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation.” Through exercises, discussions and presentations, participants will strengthen their knowledge of strategies and tools to achieve equity. We will explore a framework for racial justice efforts that moves beyond merely valuing racial diversity to creating racial equity. We will discuss how leading with a racial equity lens is an essential component of a strategy for structural transformation to create equity for all.


Based on feedback from October, we’ve asked Scott to extend the workshop to include an extra hour for discussion of possible next steps in implementation of the concepts explored, and we plan to offer the same extended workshop, again, in spring quarter.


Goals and Objectives

  1. Explore our own positions of advantage and disadvantage, how these impact our lived experiences (and those of communities we serve), and the importance of an intersectionality lens.
  2. Explore the differing ways to relate to differences- comparing colorblindness, diversity, culture competency, and anti-oppression/equity lenses.
  3. Understand the difference between equality and equity lenses.
  4. Introduce the difference between transactional and transformational approaches to create equity for all.
  5. Introduce Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tools to analyze and transform policies and practices to support the achievement of racial equity.
  6. Explore differing roles for individual to enact to achieve equity.


Scott Winn is a faculty member at the University of Washington, School of Social Work where he teaches courses centered on the role of social workers as agents for social and economic change. He is active with a variety of community-based groups including the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites and Western States Center. For eight years, he was a Policy and Development Lead for the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. Scott supports institutions, organizations, and movements to address racism, heterosexism, classism, and other forms of oppression through trainings and strategic development.


Additional information:
SPH Diversity Workshop on Racial Equity and Structural Transformation

Scholarship Fair, Jan. 25, 2-5:30pm, MGH Commons

Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 25 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.


The list of participating scholarship programs is available at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/scholarships-fair/.


Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):


Don’t hesitate to RSVP, that just allows us to send you a reminder to attend if you are able to, but isn’t required. Drop into the Fair or any of these info sessions even if you don’t RSVP. Sign up to get reminded about the Fair.

Scholarship Fair - WIN 2018

Health Equity Circle: Upstream Health Leadership Training

Despite spending more on healthcare than the rest of the world combined, the United States lags behind 30-60 countries in various health outcomes. Much of this can be attributed to income inequality and inequity.

Health Equity Circle is cosponsoring an Upstream Health Leadership Training to foster community and work on solutions to this inequity.

When:    Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Workshop & dinner

                Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018: 8:30 – 4.30pm Workshop & lunch

Where:  South Campus Center

See below for more details:


“Right now many people, in their thinking about health in our country, think about individual behaviors as the core of it. Eat less meat, don’t smoke, and that kind of thing. I think that we have to ask: Why are people behaving in certain ways? And so you have to enlarge the circle to think about the context in which those individual behaviors arise. And then you have to even go beyond that to ask: Why are there certain people in certain contexts? And why do we have the range of contexts that we have? And then outside of that: What creates different neighborhoods? What creates different classes?”    – Dr Camara Jones MD, PhD, MPH Morehouse School of Medicine

WHO: anyone who cares about our health as a society and is curious as to why our health outcomes are so much worse than other westernised countries, and how we can work to improve them.

WHY:  to develop a community of like-minded people and facilitate working groups with the aim of improving health and well-being for our communities.

WHAT: this is a series of community-building and population health production courses conceived by the Upstream Health Leadership Training team.  This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka from the UW School of Public Health, as well as other community leaders and co-sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

We ALL need to re-focus our efforts on creating a healthy society.

TO REGISTER (space is limited to 30 participants): 

  1. Please Register at http://evite.me/GFmkNHjyVx
  2. Please pay a non-refundable fee of $25 indicating your full name & “UHLTreg” to our PayPal account: https://paypal.me/unitedweprosper
  3. Send us an email with your bio to setoj@uw.edu & include:
    1. What you do
    2. What you hope to accomplish by attending
    3. What resources/ groups you hope to share

Tuition (includes registration fee) is sliding scale based on your income percentile, and is priced to cover costs.  Here is a link to a income percentile calculator https://dqydj.com/income-percentile-calculator/ :

  1. Top 10%ile income: $100
  2. 80-90%ile: $60
  3. 50-80%ile: $40
  4. 0-50%ile: $25

For those with limited ability to pay, write to: setoj@uw.edu to apply for a scholarship.  Donations for scholarships welcome.  Payments can be sent to https://paypal.me/unitedweprosper  and please add “scholarship fund.”

The UHLT Team: Stephen Bezruchka, Setsuko Hosoda, Jordan Seto, Etch Haring, Maritza Farrant & Yousself Azami