The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) helps UW undergraduates develop the tools and personal insights necessary to match their goals with local and national merit-based scholarship opportunities. National scholarship opportunities include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and many others.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award -
Information session: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 120.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. Supported fields include: Art, Performance & Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Design, Drama/Theater Arts, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Music, Radio, TV, Film. Applicants must be undergraduates planning to graduate by fall 2011, or alumni who have graduated within the past 5 years and have not yet begun graduate studies, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, have significant unmet financial need, and have plans to begin their first graduate studies in fall 2011. UW is able to nominate two students per year to compete for this national award. Campus Deadline: Jan. 10, 2010.
Beinecke Scholarship -
Information session: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 120.
For students graduating between December 2011 and August 2012 with financial need and planning to attend graduate school in arts, humanities or social science fields (professional programs, like Law or Business, are unfortunately not supported). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, or U.S. nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated juniors to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Each Beinecke Scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Campus Deadline: Jan. 11, 2011.
Boren Scholarship –
Information session: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 120.
The Boren Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. students to study abroad. Boren awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The scholarship provides up to $20,000 for a full academic year, $10,000 per semester or $8,000 for summer (summer only awards are limited to STEM students). All proposed programs must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language. Applicants with an interest in federal work are encouraged to apply and a federal service commitment is required of scholarship recipients. Campus Deadline: Jan. 11, 2011.
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Undergraduate & Graduate Fellowships -
Information sessions: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2:30-3:20pm, MGH 258 & Wednesday, Dec. 1, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317.
Undergraduate, graduate and professional school students planning to take intensive foreign language courses (in eligible languages) during Summer 2011 or intending to study eligible foreign language and area or international studies during Academic Year 2011-12 are eligible and encouraged to apply. To qualify, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Campus Deadline: Jan. 18, 2011.
Scholarship 201: Continuing Students – The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships:
Thursday, Dec. 2, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 120.
This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
Public Policy Scholarships -
Information session: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2:00-3:00pm, MGH 120.
The Public Policy Information Session will provide students with information on various programs that offer students intensive summer programs that focus on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.