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Advisers Guide to National Scholarships

American Endowed Scholarship (AIES) applications applications are now available for the 2017-18 academic year award cycle. Individuals interested in applying may download the application materials at the ReadySetGrad website at: http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship.

The Washington Student Achievement Council will accept applications beginning January 1, 2017. Signed applications, with all required attachments, are due back to the Council postmarked by March 1, 2017.

 

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For Grads:

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships award up to $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying French or Canadian Indigenous Language including the Inuit language and the regions where they are spoken. Each fellowship includes an institutional payment and a subsistence allowance. Awards are available for Summer 2017 or the 2017-18 Academic Year. Deadline is January 31, 2017 at 5 PM PST. Click here to view website and apply.

For Undergrads:

The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington. Deadline is January 15, 2017Click here to view website.

Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional UW undergraduate students to spend one semester or a full academic year in Canada. The Killam Fellowships Program offers a fellowship award of $5,000 per semester (up to $10,000 for two semesters). Deadline is January 15, 2017Click to view website.

Description

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Community College Transfer Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students

Important Dates:

  • Available: January 01, 2017
  • Deadline: March 30, 2017
  • Award Notifications: June-July
  • Enrollment Verification Deadline: August-October
  • Award Distribution: November-December

Awards:

Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Other:

  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

 

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Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Intervention Research

Eric Garland, PhD, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah College of Social Work, is seeking an incoming social work PhD student in social work neuroscience and biobehavioral intervention research. The pre-doctoral fellow will assist in federally-funded research; faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work are currently conducting research projects funded by NIH -National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH-National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH-National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Justice, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and Patient Center Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI). The fellow will assist on several funded randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and biobehavioral mechanistic studies of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), a manualized social work intervention for chronic pain, emotion dysregulation, and opioid misuse. For additional information on MORE and current research studies, see www.drericgarland.com.

Pre-doctoral fellows will assist with the following duties: a) manuscript preparation from existing datasets; b) clinical data collection; c) psychophysiological data collection (autonomic and fMRI measures); c) data analysis; d) study coordination; and e) designing and implementing new translational research studies. Pre-doctoral fellows will have opportunities to coauthor scientific articles from existing primary datasets, as well as to conduct new research studies, leveraging the resources and interdisciplinary connections of the College of Social Work, which extend into Psychiatry, Psychology, Oncology, Public Health, Anesthesiology, Neuroscience, Family Medicine, Law, and Nursing, among other departments.

Required Qualifications: Dr. Garland is seeking doctoral applicants with a MSW, strong writing and analytical skills, and clinical experience working with persons suffering from mental health problems, addictive behaviors, and/or chronic pain and other health conditions. Applicants must also apply to the doctoral program in social work.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with a LCSW, previous experience with quantitative data analysis, computer programming, psychophysiological data collection/analysis, and/or previous study coordination experience on federally-funded studies will be given preference. Mindfulness practice experience preferred.

College, University, and Environment:  As a major research and teaching university—and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education—the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship, professional practice and teaching are observed.  The University is located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, providing ready access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities.

The University of Utah College of Social Work has a number of excellent research facilities, including the state-of-the-art Bridge Training Clinic, consisting of four therapy rooms with one-way mirrors and videotaping capacity for behavioral observation and coding, as well as a Social Work Neuroscience Laboratory for assessment of neurocognitive and neuroaffective mechanisms of therapeutic change.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be open until filled. Applicants should provide cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, and published writing sample(s).

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Christina Gringeri, Director of Doctoral Studies, cgringeri@socwk.utah.edu, 801-581-4864.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://w3ww.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.

UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017 12 noon (PST)

The University of Washington Retirement Association has endowed a fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

This fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $2,572/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of a maximum of 18 credits of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee and international student fee).  The fellowship must be used in 2017-18 academic year.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition-based program and not in their last year of study.  (Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.)  The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the quarter in which he/she takes the fellowship.

Please see our website at http://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/for-students/fellowships/list-of-fellowships/uw-retirement-association-fellowship-in-aging/ for further information.  Detailed on that page are also the application requirements and process (statements, letters of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.

The selected recipient(s) will be invited to attend the UWRA luncheon in spring 2017.  They will also be asked to give an informal presentation to UWRA members on their research/academic and personal interests related to aging during the year of the award.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to The Graduate School, Office of Fellowships and Awards, megray@uw.edu or 206-685-4248.

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

Applications now open! Due January 31, 2017 at 5 PM PST.
For more information and to apply, visit jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/

UPCOMING FLAS INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Tu, Nov 29, 2-3 PM PST, Web Chat (see website for access instructions)
Th, Dec 8, 3:30-4:30 PM, Thomson Hall, Room 317
Wed, Dec 14, 1-2 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)
Wed, Jan 11, 3:30-4:30, Thomson Hall, Room 317
Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at rldavis@uw.edu

Following on the excellent and expansive Study Abroad Fair today, please encourage your students to take advantage of the series of scholarship information sessions offered next week geared toward funding international experiences. Please feel free to forward the details below, and attached are flyers and images that can be posted or shared on social media as well. Details are also on our website at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/workshops/events/.

Focus on International Scholarships Week – Nov. 14-18, 2016

Monday – Funding for Study Abroad: November 14, 3:30 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Thinking about studying abroad and don’t know where to start or how to plan for it? Attend this info session to learn more about planning for study abroad and finding scholarships to support your study.

Tuesday – Boren Scholarships & Fellowships for Study Abroad: November 15, 11:30 a.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Join us to learn more about these undergraduate scholarships & graduate fellowships funding language studies abroad in wide range of critical languages. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships provides 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.

Wednesday – Marshall Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK: November 16, 3:00 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and contributors to improved UK-US understanding to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at any UK institution in any field of study. Join Mr. Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs) from the UK Government Office in Seattle, to learn more about the program and application process.

Wednesday – Around the World with Scholarships Meetup: November 16, 4:00 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Go around the world with scholarships! Stop by if you’re thinking about applying to international scholarships like the Fulbright, Schwarzman Scholars, Luce, DAAD and more! We’ll have some sweet treats to share too! Join us to hear from fellow students about their application process and international experiences!

Thursday – Foreign Affairs Fellowships: Pickering, Rangel, PPIA, Payne, Carnegie, Humanity in Action fellowships & more!: November 17, 3:30 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

A variety of foreign affairs fellowship programs provide funding for academic and professional preparation for undergraduate students and alumni considering international careers. Some fellowships prepare students specifically to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Others provide research experience. And still others have broader goals of expanding participation in public policy and exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance. Join us to learn more about these various programs and how you might take advantage of the opportunities they provide.

Friday – Study, Research or Intern in Germany: DAAD Scholarships & Fellowships: November 18, 12 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

For undergraduates and graduates, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides financial support to over 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study each year. There are scholarship opportunities for students from all fields interested in participating in study, research or internship programs in Germany.

Wardenburg Health Center

Campus Box 119 UCB

Boulder, Colorado 80309-0119

Phone: (303) 492-5654; Fax: (303) 735-1900

http://www.colorado.edu/counseling

 

November 7, 2016

Social Work Post-Masters Fellowship (2 Positions Available)

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

 

FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS:

Counseling and Psychiatric Services is now accepting applications for its Social Work Post-Masters Fellowships. The positions will begin (depending on fellow’s availability) between August 7, 2017 (preferably beginning 8/7/17) and September 7, 2017.

We are offering two tracks for the 2017-2018 academic year, described below: Read more

The 2017 Bonderman Fellowship application now available!
Deadline: January 9, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

The 2017 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

The first information session is Wednesday, 11/2, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium, Allen Library!

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2017. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. Read more

The application for the 2017 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in fourteen critical foreign languages is now open!  The CLS is a fully funded language immersion program that occurs during the summer for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.  This year the languages are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.   If you would like to learn more about the program and application, I hope you’ll be able to attend this information session.  Please also note that there is no service requirement for this program. Thank you!

Critical Language Scholarship Info Session

Wednesday, October 19th

3:45-4:45 pm

Mary Gates Hall 173R

RSVP

About CLS: The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org

Applications will be due November 16,  2016

HAPPY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY!

On this day, we are proud to announce that

GSBA Scholarship applications are now available.

The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations.

Students should be enrolled in community colleges, four-year public or private colleges or universities, or vocational/technical/trade programs. Current college students, individuals planning to enroll in a program next year, and current high school seniors are eligible to apply.

GSBA SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants

  1. To receive a GSBA Scholarship, you must be a Washington State resident*. However, since GSBA shares an application with the Pride Foundation, those residing in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington are encouraged to apply. Both GSBA and Pride Scholars may study at any college or university out of state.
  2. Preference is given to students who are self-identified LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBTQ community. All applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to equality and human rights for all.
  3. Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. For applicants that have not received a GSBA Scholarship in the past, you must be working toward an undergraduate degree. For current or former GSBA Scholars, you may be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  4. Students should be enrolled in community colleges, four-year public or private colleges or universities, or vocational/technical/trade programs. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. High school freshman, sophomores, or juniors are not eligible nor are individuals who are not planning to enroll in higher education next year.

*Applicants are considered a resident if they:

  1. Currently live in that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
  2. Have lived in that state for at least one year at any time in the five years prior to the application deadline; or
  3. Have lived in that state for more than one year at any time and have been continuously enrolled in an accredited academic institution for the five years prior to the application deadline.

Graduate Scholarship Application Requirements

  1. Must have been a GSBA Scholar within the past 4-years
  2. Must have received a GSBA scholarship for at least 2-years
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.3+ upon completion of undergraduate degree
  4. Must be earning a degree in alignment with GSBA mission

As fall kicks off, we are excited to share our October workshops & events with you.  As usual, we are offering basic information sessions and workshops focused on supporting your students in both connecting to scholarship opportunities and being competitive for them.

New this quarter, we are dedicating one full week to scholarship basics.  October 24-28th is Getting Started with Scholarships Week. You’ll find our full calendar, which includes all info sessions and events, on our website.

Without further ado, below is our list of October Workshops!

October Workshops: All workshops in MGH Suite 171.

Date Title Description Time
October 12 Scholarships 101 Introduction to searching and applying to scholarships 4:00 p.m.
October 18 Getting Great Recommendation Letters We’ll talk about letters, how to ask for them and how to follow up. 12:00 p.m.
October 19 Scholarships 201 We’ll discuss scholarship opportunities and timelines for continuing students. 4:00 p.m.
October 20 CV for Scholarships & Applications This workshop-information session hybrid will go through how to write a CV and offer time to work and receive feedback. 12:00 p.m.
October 20 Approaching the Personal Statement This workshop will offer ideas on how to approach your personal statement writing and practical exercises to get you started. 4:30 p.m.
October 24-28th Getting Started with Scholarships Week! Visit our webpage for times and events: http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/workshops/events/ Check times online
October 26th Why Apply? Meet up Meet former scholarship applicants and advisors to discuss opportunities and tips. 4:00 p.m.

 

We also meet with students individually to talk through just about any academic application they are working on—please let them know we will happily meet with them to talk about their scholarship applications as well as admissions essays and grant proposals. Thanks for sharing!

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages!

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, including a list of upcoming information sessions, visit jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at rldavis@uw.edu

 

The Fellowship package provides a stipend, language and teaching training, transportation, insurance, accommodation and educational trips in China for two UW students or alumni, specifically those who have passion in teaching English to Chinese students and learning about Chinese cultures.

Details of the program are on the attachment. Additional details about the Chinese school are available at http://www.dingyi-us.com/fellowship/ .

 

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GFIS is the Graduate Funding Information Service and they run workshops and will sit down 1:1 with students to explore options.  They also have previous webinars that students may watch, including “Finding Funding for Graduate School,” and “Summer Strategies: Organizing Your Funding Search,” and “Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding.”More info at:  http://www.lib.washington.edu/commons/services/gfis

There’s also an Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards on campus: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/omsfa/office-of-merit-scholarships-fellowships-awards.html

They offer workshops on writing personal statements, getting letters of recommendation.  They also offer scholarship search workshops.

There are also links to scholarship resources for different populations off the left menu of this page: http://socialwork.uw.edu/admissions/scholarships

We also put all of the scholarships we hear about via emails on our MSW blog at: http://depts.washington.edu/mswnews/

Click on Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships in left column.

You can look back through last year’s postings and contact those organizations to see if they will be offering the same scholarships again this year.

For campus jobs, many are posted at husky jobs: http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs

Good luck!

A new scholarship opportunity is available to UW students this year. Unfortunately, it’s only a one-time scholarship, but it’s a great opportunity that I hope you’ll share with Native American or Alaska Native students you may know.

 

The Seattle Indian Health Board and Seattle Foundation Scholarship for Native American or Alaska Native Students will provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students at UW. This is a one-time gift of $9,000 to UW to fund a single scholarship during the 2016-17 academic year only. Selection of the scholarship recipient will be based on active community involvement, interest in social services or healthcare services to communities, and financial need.

 

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be:

  • Enrolled Native American or Alaskan Native tribal members.
  • Enrolled full time at UW in 2016-17 as an undergraduate, graduate or professional student, in any field of study, including pre-majors.
  • Interested in social services and/or health services fields.
  • Actively engaged members of their tribal, campus or other communities.
  • Receiving financial aid, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

 

Complete details and the online application are available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results-public.html?page_stub=SIHB. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.

 

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Please share widely!

The deadline (May 27th) is approaching for you to submit a $1,500 winning clinical paper. The Holm and Osman Awards competition, sponsored by the American Clinical Social Work Association, is open for submissions. First and second year master’s students, please take advantage of this opportunity! For more information and guidelines, please visit the ACSWA website: students.acswa.org

The Holm Award is a $1,500 prize for a final-year grad student who writes the best paper about a clinical intervention.

The Osman Award is a $1,500 prize for a first-year grad student who writes the best paper about a clinical intervention.

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