Upcoming scholarship deadlines!

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s a great time to think about and to begin preparing materials for upcoming scholarship deadlines. There are six coming up in January!

Due Jan. 10, 2011: Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award – for graduating seniors or alumni (graduated since 2006) with significant financial need and who plan to begin graduate studies in fall 2011 in creative and performing arts, creative writing, industrial design, radio, TV, film and other creative/arts fields. This award provides up to $50,000/year for up to 3 years of graduate study. UW is able to nominate 2 students per year to compete for this national award. To be considered for UW nomination, applicants must apply by the Jan. 10, 2011 campus deadline. Additional information about the program, eligibility requirements, and campus application process are at https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/jkcgraduatearts. Note – US citizenship is NOT required for this program.

Due Jan. 11, 2011:
Boren Scholarship – for US citizen undergraduate students at all levels in all fields planning to study abroad during 2011-2012, with language study being part of the study abroad plans. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Applicants must meet UW’s campus deadline of Jan. 11, 2011. Additional information about the program, eligibility requirements, and campus application process are at https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/boren.

Due Jan. 11, 2011:
Beinecke Scholarship – for undergraduate students with financial need who plan to graduate between December 2011 and August 2012 (current “juniors”) and who plan enter a graduate program in arts, humanities or social science fields after graduation. This scholarship program provides up to $34,000 toward graduate studies. UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. To be considered for UW nomination, applicants must complete the campus application by Jan. 11, 2011. Applicants must be US citizens, or US nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.¬†Additional information about the program, eligibility requirements, and campus application process are at https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/beinecke.

Due Jan. 12, 2011: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowships
– for those interested in teaching high school math, physical or biological sciences and are admitted or are planning to be admitted into a teacher education program by June, 2011. The program supports fellows professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. Complete program details, eligibility requirements and application materials are at http://www.kstf.org/fellowships/teaching.html.

Due Jan. 18, 2011: Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Undergraduate Fellowship
– for US citizen or permanent resident undergraduate students at all levels and in all fields who plan to study a language intensively during summer 2011 or during the 2011-2012 academic year. French, German and Spanish are not eligible languages, but most other languages are supported. Students must be applying for language study at the intermediate or advanced levels (i.e. students may not apply for this scholarship to support their first year of language study). Additional information about the program, eligibility requirements, and campus application process are at http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/flasundergrad.

Due Jan. 18, 2011:
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award – for graduating seniors who plan to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world after graduation. This award provides a $10,000 stipend to be used toward the public service project. Complete program details, eligibility requirements and application materials are at http://www.nationalgridus.com/masselectric/about_us/award.asp. Note – US citizenship is NOT required for this program.

Additional information about all of these programs, a more extensive list of upcoming scholarship deadlines, and a scholarship search engine are available on our website at http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/.

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