Fall quarter always brings so many opportunities and resources for students! The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a plethora of scholarship workshops, information sessions, and opportunities for undergraduates and Bachelor’s alumni to explore a wide range of funded opportunities. Here are some of our fall workshops for undergrads on various aspects of searching and applying competitively for scholarships. Additional info and dates are available on our website and events calendar. Here are some current highlights listing of just a few of the national scholarships with sessions and deadlines in the next few weeks.
Scholarship Fridays: Every Friday, 3:30pm in MGH 171, starting Oct. 6
Every Friday during fall quarter there will be scholarship-related information sessions in MGH 171. Our office is partnering with the Mary Gates Endowment for Students to offer alternating Friday sessions. This Friday, Oct. 6 will feature a session on Getting Started with Scholarships to give undergrads a head start into searching and applying competitively. Next Friday, Oct. 13, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students will offer an information session for students to learn about the Leadership and Research scholarships open to all UW undergrads. Sessions will alternate throughout fall quarter (10/20 Getting Started, 10/27 Mary Gates, etc.).
Upcoming Scholarship Highlights:
- Autumn Quarter Scholarships Snapshot: join us on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4pm in MGH 171 for a brief introduction to some of the scholarships with deadlines happening during autumn quarter!
- Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship: deadline 10/27. UW Information Session: 10/12 at 4pm in MGH 258 with Professor Vincent Holmberg, Hertz Scholar alum and faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering! RSVP (though drop-ins are welcome).
- Join Professor Holmberg to learn more and dispel myths about this opportunity for seniors wishing to pursue PhDs, and first-year grad students, in any of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents. The fellowship provides a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend up to $32,000/year for up to 5 years. Attached is a flyer for additional information.
- DAAD Graduate Research or Study Scholarships in Germany: deadline 10/17/17 to compete for UW’s priority spot, or 11/1 for non-priority consideration. Awarded to highly qualified graduating seniors or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study or Research Scholarships for a full master’s degree program at a German university, for study at a Germany university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country, or for independent research in Germany.
- Public Policy & International Affairs program: deadline 11/1/17. UW information sessions: 10/6 at 11:30am or 10/12 at 4pm, both in MGH 171 (RSVP)
- PPIA’s mission is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs. Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.
- Goldwater Scholarship: deadline 11/13/17. UW information sessions: 10/12 at 12:30pm, 10/17 at 2:30pm, 10/25 at 3:30pm, all in MGH 171 (RSVP).
- The Goldwater Scholarship seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in STEM fields. The scholarship provides $7,500 for one or two years, depending on graduation date. UW is able to nominate four students each year to compete for this national scholarship opportunity.
- Scholarships to make a difference: Truman and Udall Scholarships – UW information sessions 10/17 or 11/6 at 4pm, both in MGH 171 (RSVP)
- The Harry S. Truman Scholarship supports graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. The award amount is $30,000 to go toward graduate education.
- Sophomore and junior level students can apply for the Udall Undergraduate Scholarships of up to $7,000. The foundation awards scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
- Critical Language Scholarships: deadline 11/15/17. UW information sessions: 10/19 and 10/30 at 4:30pm in MGH 171 (RSVP).
- The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. All expenses are covered for students selected to participate. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu.