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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.
Beinecke Scholarship - for juniors in Arts, Humanities & Social Science fields
The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability and achievement. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. If you’re considering graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields and have financial need, consider applying!
To learn more about this opportunity and the campus application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:
- Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
- Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2013-2014 academic year. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.
- Plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue graduate study in professional programs (law school, business school, etc.) should not apply.
- Be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student's history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
The UW application process for those seeking nomination is open and the deadline for submission is January 9, 2014. Details and the UW application are at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke.
Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (email@example.com, 206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded scholarship opportunity, is currently accepting applications. December 1 deadline
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information can be found at www.CBYX.info.
The CBYX program annually provides 75 participants with:
- 2 months intensive German language training
- 1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
- 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field
- Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends
Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.
Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.
Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 program is December 1, 2013.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, click here.
Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. To view the Program Basics for the Boren Scholarship, click here.
Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW's deadline for Seattle and Tacoma undergraduate applicants is January 8, 2014 for study abroad programs during the 2014-15 academic year.
The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is providing information sessions for undergraduate students interested in this opportunity, to help orient them to the program and application process:
- Thurs., Oct. 17, 2013, 4:30 – 5:20 p.m., 171 MGH
- Wed., Nov. 13, 2013, 3:30 – 4:20 p.m., 173R MGH
- Tues., Dec. 3, 2013, 4:30 – 5:20 p.m., 173R MGH
- RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/239, though drop-ins are always welcome
UW Bothell undergraduate and graduate students interested in these opportunities can contact Natalia Dyba, Manager of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (NDyba@uwb.edu) for campus deadlines and application support.
The Boren program also offers Graduate Fellowships for graduate students, details are at http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship. There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 28, 2014. Marilyn Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship application is now open!
UW students from all departments may apply at: www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/
FLAS Fellowships provide:
Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend
The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic –Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Bulgarian –Burmese -Canadian First Nations –Chinese –Czech –Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog –Finnish –French –German –Hebrew –Hindi -Indonesian/Malay –Italian –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Latvian –Lithuanian –Norwegian –Persian –Polish –Portuguese –Russian –Slovenian –Spanish –Swahili –Swedish –Tajik –Thai –Turkish –Uighur –Urdu –Uzbek –Vietnamese
FLAS Information Sessions, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad, will be held at the following dates and times:
- Parrington 313: Wed Dec 4, 2:30-3:30
Applications due January 15, 2014. Questions: email email@example.com
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