The Clowes Center offers students opportunities to take their interest in local-global connections beyond the classroom. The MacRae Scholarship supports student research in the US or abroad. An annual Clowes Center Prize also recognizes exceptional student projects that “bring home” study abroad or other international experiences. More information on these awards is provided below.
These opportunities are meant to complement those available to you on campus. For instance, students are invited to organize and/or lead focus groups on Clowes Center themes. Students interested in classes focused on Clowes Center themes should also visit the affiliated faculty page on our website. This is also a good place to look for thesis advisers or faculty who may be able to work with you individually on projects related to the themes of conflict, dialogue, and violence.
The Clowes Center is committed to expanding local-global connections. Since our founding in 2004, we have collaborated with many local organizations including Amnesty International, One World Now, and Bridges to Understanding.
If you have any questions about contacting community organizations, or pursuing any of these opportunities, please contact Clowes Center Assistant Director, Theron Stevenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Clowes Center Director, María Elena García (email@example.com).
- Benjamin Gilman Scholarship for undergraduate study abroad. See
here for latest
Deadlines and Timelines
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
- Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund. Deadline past for 2012 grant year as of
April 1st; follow website below for upcoming application cycles
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
Jennifer Caldwell Endowed Fund in Human Rights.
Application process opens February 26th, 2013
fund has been established in the name of a cherished UW alumna, Jen
Caldwell, to honor her passionate commitment to human rights. All
undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington
(Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) are eligible to apply. The Jennifer
Caldwell Fund in Human Rights has been established to make financial
support available to UW students who are pursuing hands-on work on topic
areas that Jen cared deeply about (such as fair trade, human rights,
women's rights), particularly if they are interested in doing this in an
- Abe Osheroff and Gunnell Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for
Students. Application process
opens February 26th, 2013
Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Fund provides financial resources for
undergraduate and graduate students to support human rights projects
that promote social change through direct action and adhere to the
principles that guided Abe's lifelong activism. The awards can
provide funds up to $1500. The number of awards and amounts will
vary depending on the number and quality of applications.
- One Equal Heart Foundation Internship
One Equal Heart Foundation operates with the support of volunteers and interns. As part of its
internship program, interns spend 4-10 hours each week in One
Equal Heart Foundation’s Capitol Hill office in Seattle supporting
administrative functions. Intern duties may include research on
topics relevant to grant proposals, articles and other
communications; grant writing and research; database management;
donor event planning; preparation for delegation visits; website and
social media development and upkeep; and other day-to-day functions
of a small non-profit. Interns may receive academic credit for their
internship based on approval from their university.