Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship Info Sessions Today and Tomorrow

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships encourage undergraduate students to develop their leadership abilities through practical experience, personal reflection and in community with mentors and peers. With the support of a Leadership Scholarship, you can devote more time to pursuing an activity or project that interests you and that will allow you to expand your leadership capacity.

In preparation for the January 24 (at 5:00 pm) application deadline, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students will offer information sessions about applying for the scholarship:

  • Wednesday, January 12, 4:00-5:00, 224 MGH
  • Thursday, January 13, 1:30-2:30, 120 MGH

Application instructions, eligibility requirements and other details are on the Mary Gates Endowment for Students website.

Winter Quarter Scholarship Workshops, Info Sessions and Deadlines

All sessions are held in Mary Gates Hall 120 unless otherwise noted.

Information Sessions:

UK scholarships – Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes

  • Wed, January 19, 3:30 -4:30 (Allen Library Research Commons)
  • Wed, February 23, 3:30-4:30
  • Mon, February 28, 4:30-5:30
  • Wed, March 9, 4:30-5:30

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

  • Wed, January 5, 12:30-1:30 (Law School 117)
  • Thurs, January 6, 12:30-1:30 (Paccar 456)
  • March 2 – Teaching, Graduate School, Gap Year Scholarships
  • Public Policy Scholarships

    • Mon, January 10, 4:00-5:00

    Selected Deadlines:

    • Jan 10: Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
    • Jan 11: Beinecke Scholarship
    • Jan 11: Boren Scholarship
    • Jan 12: Knowles Science Teach Foundation Fellowship
    • Jan 13: National Flagship Language Fellowship Program
    • Jan 16: William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
    • Jan 18: Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
    • Jan 18: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
    • Jan 24: Margy Gates Leadership Scholarship
    • Jan 27: Global Opportunities Scholarship
    • Feb 1: Institute for International Public Policy
    • Feb 9: Thomas Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
    • Feb 28: NIH Undergraduate Scholarship
    • March 1: James Madison Jr. Fellowship

    Workshops: (Please register for any of these sessions on the OMSFA website)

    Freshman Scholarship 101

    • Wed, January 12, 3:30-4:30
    • Wed, January 26, 4:30-5:30

    Scholarship 101

    • Tues, January 18, 1:30-2:20 (MGH 258)
    • Wed, February 2, 4:30-5:20

    CV Writing Workshop

    • Mon, January 24, 4:30-6:00
    • Wed, February 9, 3:00-4:30

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop

    • Wed, January 19, 2:00-3:30
    • Mon, January 31, 4:30-6:00

    Monday and Wednesday Scholarship Group Advising Series, 3:30 – 4:20

    Allows Students to informally chat about scholarships and the application process with OMSFA staff.

    • February 7 – STEM Scholarships
    • February 16 – Study Abroad and Language Scholarships
    • February 28 – Environmental, Service, Leadership Scholarships

    For more information on any of these opportunities, please contract the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards:

    120 Mary Gates Hall – scholarq@uw.edu – exp.washington.edu/scholarships

    New Minor in Ecological Restoration

    The School of Forest Resources (within the College of the Environment) has just established a new tri-campus minor in Ecological Restoration. It’s not quite on the university website or in DARS yet, but it is official. Here’s what it looks like:

    Minor in Ecological Restoration

    25 Credits Minimum with the following:

    • ESRM 362 (5) Intro to Restoration Ecology
    • ESRM 462, 463, 464 (10) Restoration Ecology Capstone
    • 10 Credits from:  BIOL 117/317; ESRM 479; ESRM 331; ESRM 411; ESRM 412; ESRM 415; ESRM 425; ESRM 458; ESRM 472; ESRM 473; ESRM 480; ESRM 481 OR FISH 428.
    • 2.0 minimum grade in minor courses; 15 credits minimum at UW
    • No more than 10 credits of overlap w/major  (there is an option in the Environmental Science and Resource Management major for those interested in Restoration)

    This could be a great minor for Geography majors, especially for those with an interest in environment and sustainability!

    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/.