The last week has been trying for our community especially as we face a deadline that is less than three weeks away. We have fantastic news from one of our trusted national partners, Mission Asset Fund (MAF).

In 2012, MAF collaborated with 21 Progress on our first 150 DACA assistance loans in Washington State. Now, MAF is offering free DACA renewal scholarships.

Simply apply at and MAF will send a check already written out to USCIS for payment of DACA renewal. This is not a loan and no one will be asked to pay the money back. The deadline to renew DACA is October 5 for eligible participants, so apply for this scholarship as soon as possible.

Since 2015, MAF has provided $5 million dollars in financial assistance to immigrants as a nonprofit. In the past, this took the form of lending circles – now they have switched to DACA renewal scholarships.

Due to the urgent DACA deadline, Mission Asset Funds has received enough funding to cover every DACA renewal in the United States for free.

Mission Asset Funds is committing to sending the scholarship through priority mail within 48 hours of receiving your DACA renewal scholarship application, if eligible.
If you have any concerns about your DACA renewal, legal clinics are available to help you with your application. You can find a list for Washington state here: and
Step 1: Complete your DACA renewal application (get help at a legal clinic) if your DACA expires on or before March 5 to be eligible for a renewal.

Step 2: Apply for a free DACA renewal scholarship at LC4DACA.ORG.

Step 3: Send your application to USCIS before October 5 according to your state here:
IMPORTANT: Scholarship applications must be fully completed. Please answer every question.
Please share this information widely! We want to reach as many people as possible. No one should miss the renewal deadline due to financial concerns. These scholarships are for the entire United States of America.
WASHINGTON: If you have any questions about this process or problems during your application, please email us at If you are outside of Washington state, please contact MAF directly: (888) 274-4808


SSWLHC-WA is now accepting applications for its 2017 Student Scholarship.

Purpose of Award:

  • To raise the visibility of the Social Work profession in the area of health care.
  • To honor and support outstanding students who are committed to pursuing a Social Work career in health care.
  • To provide mentorship opportunities to students new to the field
  • To allow access to students to see how a voluntary board functions

Description of Award:

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New Fund Seeks New Ideas for Achieving Results and Racial Equity

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) is piloting an Innovation Fund to test new ideas that focus on achieving results and racial equity. This fund will make available $225,000 for new ideas related to one of the department’s six impact areas: (1) Preparing Youth for Success, (2) Addressing Homelessness, (3) Supporting Affordability and Livability, (4) Responding to Gender-Based Violence, (5) Promoting Public Health, and (6) Promoting Healthy Aging.

As part of the City’s Age-Friendly Seattle initiative, HSD is designating $125,000 of the total Innovation Fund to support up to six projects at $21,000 each.  These projects will need to advance the “Promoting Healthy Aging” impact area, and how they align with one or more of the Age-Friendly Seattle goals[1]. In July 2016, Seattle joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.  This Network is focused on eight domains[2] for an age-friendly community.  The balance of the Innovation Fund will be awarded to five projects at $20,000 each. These remaining projects will need to advance one of HSD’s other five impact areas.

“Our department continues to be committed to results and racial equity,” said HSD Director Catherine L. Lester. “We see this Innovation Fund pilot as a way to encourage creativity and risk taking, both of which are important in responding to the human service issues our community faces,”.  “I am excited to see how this Innovation Fund pilot helps us to test new ideas and support our learning with our partners as we carry out our commitment to results and racial equity.  This pilot is an important part of HSD’s work to strengthen the capacity of the human service sector,” Lester continued.

The traditional view of capacity-building can range from hiring extra staff, to providing special training, to sharing resources across different organizations. The goal of the Innovation Fund pilot is to move beyond traditional methods by supporting the type of capacity that is developed through experience and the ability to take a risk to try something new.

Eligible applicants may include, but are not limited to, non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, government agencies, researchers and individuals. The application process will be through a Request for Proposal (RFP) and consist of a one-page document with less than 500 words describing the proposals.

The Innovation Fund RFP will be released on June 1, 2017 at  Awards will be made in August 2017, with projects beginning in September 2017.  For more information on HSD’s work and six impact areas, visit

2017-2018 Labor Studies Scholarships & Research Grants

Full information:

Are you a University of Washington student studying labor and workers rights? Working for social justice outside the classroom? Pursuing a career in the labor movement, law, public service or the non-profit sector? Apply for a scholarship or grant!

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars to top students in Labor Studies. This year, over $50,000 will be awarded. Deadlines for this year’s awards are approaching. Apply now!

Deadline to apply:
 Monday, June 12, 2017

This year’s scholarships include:

The Bridges Center also supports ground-breaking labor studies research through our annual grant funding program. For a look at past sponsored projects, visit our Featured Research website. This year’s research grants include:

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website at, or contact Associate Director Andrew Hedden at .

Travel Grants
spring deadline April 26
eligible conference dates May 11–August 31
Receive up to $300 to participate in a conference in the U.S. and $500 for an international conference.

MAP Scholarship
deadline May 1
The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to UW undergrads and grad students who need financial assistance to continue progress toward a degree at the UW.

Funding for Research, Writing or Activist Projects Related to Disability Studies – May 21st

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2017:

Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies. Please distribute this to anyone who might be interested in applying. The application deadline is 11pm on Sunday, May 21st.

Opportunity for funded opportunity to work in Rural Kenya for UW Graduate student or medical resident: Merrueshi Village, Kenya

The Department of Global Health is committed to training the next generation of global health workers through exemplary education and practical field experience.  We have a unique opportunity for a full-time graduate/professional student or a medical resident to work with an organization in Merrueshi Village, Kenya, in Fall of 2017.* The Merrueshi Village Clinic is sponsored by the Maasai Association and serves approximately 5,000 Maasai in rural Kenya.

Opportunity for funded opportunity to work in Rural Kenya for UW Graduate student or medical resident: Deadline to apply Tuesday, April 25 Read more

Healthy Generations Center of Excellence

Scholars Program

Application Deadline: May 6th, 2017

(Applications will not be accepted after this date)

University of Washington students with interest in Multigenerational practice in the Evening Degree, Advanced Standing or Second-Year MSW program or the UW Tacoma Social Work Program who are interested in social work practice with older adults and their families as well as multigenerational practice in prevention, health promotion, and aging well among midlife and older adults, their families and caregivers, are invited to apply for a designated Healthy Generations Center of Excellence Scholarship.


The Healthy Generations Center of Excellence is a bi-campus collaboration of the University of Washington School of Social Work and the University of Washington Tacoma Social Work Program. Read more

Applications for 2017-2018 MAP Scholarships are now open. Applications must be received by May 1, 2017. 

Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community.

MAP awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contributions from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is pleased to announce that the
2017-2018 Now Is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program–Youth (NITT MFP-Y)
application period is now open. Deadline for submission is May 12, 2017, at
11:59 pm EDT.

The MFP-Y fellowship is designed to enhance the training of full-time,
direct-practice focused, social work master’s students in the final year of
study at a CSWE-accredited program. Fellowship recipients receive a 1-year
fellowship that includes specialized training on mental health issues of
children, adolescents, and transition age youths; a monetary stipend*; and
other professional development supports.

Applicants must identify mental health service delivery to at-risk children,
adolescents, and/or transition age youths (16–25) as their specialization and
be committed to seeking employment in a behavioral health setting with this
target population immediately after graduation. Complete eligibility
information is posted on the MFP-Y How to Apply page with a link to the online
submission system. Please note eligibility criteria refers to the 2017–2018
academic year.

Questions: Please contact or call 703-683-8080, Monday–Friday,
9am–5pm EDT.

*The monetary stipend last cycle was $6,500 per fellow over the course of the
fellowship year. This amount is subject to change in 2017–2018, dependent on
funding received from SAMHSA.

Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants
Disability Studies Program, University of Washington
Call for Proposals, Spring 2017

CFP website:

Award Description

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.

2017 Call for Proposals

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2017. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.

Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:

•       Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
•       Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
•       Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
•       Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Application Process

Application deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11pm.

All application materials should be submitted to the Catalyst dropbox:

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Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship
deadline April 15
This scholarship awards up to $15,000 for tuition or an internship in Capitol Hill, D.C. to a female student who embodies leadership, commitment to public service and personal values.

MAP Scholarship
deadline May 1
The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to UW undergrads and grad students who need financial assistance to continue progress toward a degree at the UW.





A part of our mission is to support and promote high standards of practice for those entering the profession.

To this end we offer the Outstanding Student Paper Award to Washington State masters level social work students in their graduating year.

To the strongest paper submitted we are offering a Grand Prize of $400 plus a 1 year membership to WSSCSW and 1 year free entry to all Professional Development events. For the runner up prize we are offering $200, plus a 1 year membership to WSSCSW and 1 year free entry to all Professional Development events. Both winners will be mentioned in the WSSCSW newsletter and annual dinner meeting and recognition event.

Entries must be clinical practice papers that contain both clinical case materials and discussion of theory that applies to the understanding and treatment of the case presented.  The paper or project must be presented in an integrated, cogent way that shows the practical application of theoretical ideas as well as a reflection of clear understanding of how cultural issues are reflected in the treatment approach.  Your paper or project can (and probably should) be a paper or project you wrote for a class.

Writing should be clearly and professionally written, well organized and demonstrate appropriate grammar, syntax, etc.  Paper should be in double-spaced 12 point font, no more than 10 pages long and must conform to APA formatting standards.

Entries must contain a 1-page cover page detailing ‘Why I Want to Be a Clinical Social Worker.”

Entries must be received via email by May 10, 2017

Please submitted to:

UW Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship

Call for Applications

Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2017


The Certificate in Public Scholarship is a 15-credit course of study, structured by portfolio and practicum learning, and supported by a crossdisciplinary advising network.

As a learning community of graduate students, advisors, campus and community partners, participants in the Certificate in Public Scholarship develop their capacity to:

  • Recognize and address institutional and historical relations of inequity and marginalization in campus-community partnerships and practices, while promoting access, equity, and inclusion;
  • Facilitate collaboration and build partnerships that promote effective and creative problem-solving for social change;
  • Situate their research, teaching, and engagement practices in public or community contexts, while documenting and reflecting critically on those practices;
  • Demonstrate and communicate the significance of their scholarly practice for diverse professional and community publics and audiences.


Applications are due April 12, 2017. Coursework begins Autumn 2017. Graduate students of good standing in any program at the University of Washington are eligible to apply.




Learn more about the Certificate in Public Scholarship at 


Information sessions for graduate students and faculty:


  • Tuesday, March 2, 4:00pm, CMU 218D
  • Thursday, March 30, 4:00pm, CMU 218D


Register at


Question? Contact Graduate Program Advisor, Miriam Bartha, at




Tillman Military Scholars program now accepting applications for 2017 scholarships!

The Pat Tillman Foundation offers an annual scholarship open to active duty military, veterans, and spouses pursuing a full-time bachelor’s, master’s, or professional degree at a US-based accredited institution. Each individual scholarship award is based on the applicant’s unique financial need, the average award in 2017 is expected to be ~$10,000 per academic year (renewable for the duration of the student’s program of study).

Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 450 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide.

Applications to become a 2017 Tillman Scholar will close on March 1, 2017 at 11:59pm PT. Details and the online application are available at

The Department of Global Health common application for Funding for Fieldwork is now available as of February 1, 2017. These funding opportunities are available to full-time UW graduate students, professional students and medical residents, and Global Health Minor undergraduate students to help support short term fieldwork experiences in global health. Please be sure to read the application requirements thoroughly for each fellowship program and identify those programs for which you qualify.

The following fellowships in the Common application are

  • Warren George Povey Endowed Fund for Global Health Students Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship in International Exchange
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

Details for these programs and list of past participants can be found on theGHRC Funding for Fieldwork page.

This year the SCOPE fellowship conducted an early round of applications and have selected their fellows for the 2017-18 year. Therefore, the SCOPE fellowship is not included in this cycle’s DGH Common Application.

Deadline to submit all materials is Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.

For questions regarding the application or other details, please contact the Global Health Resource Center or at (206)685-7362.

Stroum Center Opportunity Grants

Stroum Center Opportunity Grants are separately offered in two cycles: grants for Winter/Spring experiences and grants for Summer/Autumn experiences.  The amount per grant is up to $1500. Multiple grants are available.

For undergraduate students, the primary goal of the Stroum Center Opportunity Grants is to support undergraduate experiences with Jewish Studies through UW-approved study abroad experiences. Accredited academic domestic opportunities will also be considered (e.g., Middlebury Language Schools). Students can also apply funding towards MODHEB 105: Intensive Elementary Modern Hebrew, taught at UW during the summer full-term.

For graduate students, Stroum Center Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

Students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply; candidates do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Preference is given to students who intend to study a language related to the Jewish experience (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino) and/or have pursued coursework in Jewish Studies during their graduate or undergraduate careers at the University of Washington. Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2016-2017 academic year is eligible to apply.

For more information and applications:


Opportunity Grant Flyer summer fall 2017

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Advisers Guide to National Scholarships

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