Early Identification Program
Weekly Announcement Page
The Office of Merit
Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has a very full schedule of
scholarship-related information sessions and workshops for undergraduates
during fall quarter. Please find details on their
This is a comprehensive list, and some of the
information there is included on this page.
GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION WORKSHOP
Have you the academic ability to
thrive at one of the world’s leading universities? Are you passionate
about improving the lives of others? Have you the leadership skills to
take others with you?
If so, apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. These
highly-competitive, full-cost scholarships are available to citizens of
countries outside of the UK to undertake a postgraduate degree in any
subject at the University of Cambridge. With a global network of over
1,000 Gates Cambridge Scholars and Alumni from over 90 countries, you can
be part of a life-changing experience and change the lives of others.
Unlike the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships,
applicants must first apply and be admitted to the University of Cambridge
in order to be eligible to be considered for the Scholarship. As a
result, interested candidates do not have to be nominated by their
University to apply.
Eligible candidates must:
received a baccalaureate degree by the time they plan to enter the
outstanding intellectual ability and leadership potential
committed to improving the lives of others
· Be a
citizen of any country outside of the United Kingdom.
For more information, contact
Mona Pitre-Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org in
the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
Luce Scholars Program
Seniors (rising and those graduating this year), recent alums, graduate and professional students at UW are
encouraged to apply for the
Luce Scholars Program. 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!
UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the
opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends,
language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for
fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.
During the current application cycle for the 2014-15 program, applicants
must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2014, will have received at
least a bachelor's degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday.
Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding
leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of
potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have
significant experience in Asia or Asian Studies are not eligible for the
Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce
Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)
Information sessions covering the program basics, application and
nomination process will be held:
UW application deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 5:00pm
UW application: will open in mid-June at
Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:
- For graduate students
or alumni - Marilyn Gray, email@example.com,
- For undergraduate
students or alumni - Robin Chang,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 171 Mary Gates Hall
The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce
Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in
American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at
a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional
fields. 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.
Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian
studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the
arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and
Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and
Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan,
Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan,
Thailand, and Vietnam.
In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather
than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian
universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the
participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university
and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an
architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a
Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur;
an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights
commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in
Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration
centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental
agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.
Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his
or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience.
Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement
country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from
September until July of the following year. The placements are intended
primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is
hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to
the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn
some of the many things that Asia has to teach.
UW's recent Luce Scholars:
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
206-543-2603 FAX: 206-616-4389
Studies Scholarships & Research Grants
Full information: http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/
Are you a University of Washington student studying labor and workers
rights? Working for social justice outside the classroom? Pursuing a
career in the labor movement, law, public service or the non-profit
sector? Apply for a scholarship or grant! Each year, the Harry Bridges
Center awards thousands of dollars to top students in Labor Studies. This
year, over $35,000 will be awarded. Deadlines for this year's awards are
approaching. Apply now!
Deadline to apply: June 10, 2013
This year's scholarships include:
This year's research
The Bridges Center supports ground-breaking labor studies research through
our annual grant funding program. For a look at past sponsored projects,
visit our Featured Research website.
For more information, visit the Bridges
Center website at http://depts.washington.edu/pcls,
or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden at
Announcing the 10thth
Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)!
Students: Do you have a
Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is a social venture plan
competition open to enrolled university students in any discipline
around the world. Applicants submit an executive summary of a
business idea that both addresses an issue related to global
poverty and will be implemented in the developing world.
The deadline for this
year’s competition is Tuesday November 12, 2013 at midnight
Pacific Time. Semi-finalist teams (about 15-20) will be notified
in early December, and will be invited to compete at the week-long
competition held at the University of Washington in Seattle
February 24-28, 2014, where they will receive coaching, network
with hundreds of local health, development and business
professionals, attend an event with the Seattle Rotary, and
finally, compete for cash and in-kind prizes, including a grand
prize of $12,500, a $10,000 Global Health prize, a $10,000 ICT
prize, and other prizes from the Rotary and NCIIA, detailed along
with their criteria
Applications will open in August,
2013. Learn more about GSEC at our
Check out a continually updating list of scholarships
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards (OMSFA).
EIP is sponsored by
The Office of Minority Affairs.
Early Identification Program
173G Mary Gates Hall - Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845