OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Tools for  National Conversation on Racism by Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PHD

Friday February 27th
Samuel E. Kelly Ehtnic Cultural Center-Asian Room
3131 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones is Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, and President-Elect of the American Public Health Association. She is a leading advocate for universal access to high quality health care through the lens of social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).

Calling all current & future health professionals! How can you take action for health equity?

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Health Sciences Building, Wing T, Rm T498
Panel Discussion, & light dinner

-Hear from panelists about social determinants of health equity
-Learn how to leverage your privilege with Social Justice Fund NW
-Network with other health providers interested in social justice
-Prevent burnout by connecting with the social justice movement

For more information: UW Health Equity Panel

Tillman Military Scholars Program – Applications due next Tuesday, March 3!

With one week to go until the deadline, it is still possible to complete the application for the Tillman Military Scholars program. The scholarship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are veterans, active-duty service members, and spouses! Scholarships are renewable and award amounts vary based on individual circumstances. In 2014 the average scholarship amount was $14,000 per academic year.

The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. Each year, the Pat Tillman Foundation selects up to 60 Tillman Scholars: military veterans and spouses who embody Pat’s unwavering commitment to service, learning and action. The scholars chosen demonstrate clear academic and career goals, extraordinary leadership potential, and a deep desire to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Students from all fields are eligible to apply. The scholarship is not a gift; it’s an investment in excellence and potential. Scholars receive the benefits of leadership development and a community of peers and mentors to help them reach their fullest potential as leaders.


Eligibility Requirements:

• Veteran and active-duty military service members
o Honorably discharged of pre-and post-9/11 service
o From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve
• Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
• Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student:
o Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above)
o Graduate or post-graduate degree
o At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution

Applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Educational and career ambitions
• Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse
• Record of personal achievement
• Demonstration of service to others in the community
• Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
• Leadership potential
• Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses

Please for complete details and apply online by March 3, 2015.

UW is a TMS University Partner. Information for UW applicants is at, including tips for creating competitive applications.

Several UW advisers are available to assist students in applying for the Tillman Scholarship. Take advantage of these advisers for feedback on application drafts!

UW contacts for application assistance:
UW-Seattle Undergraduate applicants:
Robin Chang, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
171 Mary Gates Hall, 206-543-2603

UW-Seattle Graduate & Professional applicants:
Marilyn Gray, Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards
G-1 Communications, 206-543-7152

- Sign up for the ALVA Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, March 7:  – it’s never too early to start building your skills as a young professional, whether you’re interested in business, or other fields. If you’re applying to the ALVA summer internship program, this workshop is mandatory, but we encourage all UDS/BEOP freshmen to sign up and attend this event regardless of your summer plans! The RSVP link closes soon, so do it before this Sunday!

- The ALVA Internship is a rare opportunity for current freshmen to take their summer plans to the next level. Students can apply here:
(PDF to application can be found under “How to Apply” section. Send applications to

- UDS has drop-ins every Wednesday, 11:30am-1:20pm in Dempsey 202. Want to make an appointment? Call 206-685-3400.

- Undergraduate Diversity Services (UDS) listserv: We post exclusive internship, scholarship, and event opportunities for UDS students every week.

The 2015 Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute offers training for young women on how to become better leaders and to increase women’s representation in the non-profit, private, and public sector.

DATES: JUNE 22nd – 27th, 2015



Please contact with any questions.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264(fax), or email at The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days

The Career Center is excited to offer two classes (General Studies 297G & 391N) this spring, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about career options and strategy. We encourage you to review these class overviews, quotes from students who have taken our classes in previous quarters, and most importantly (if you are a student), consider taking one of our classes.

General Studies 297G
• Title: Career Planning
• Mondays/Wednesdays, 2:30-3:20, room TBD
• Instructor: Tina Wang (Career Counselor, Lead)
• Credits: 2
• Size of class: up to 50 students
• Spring 2015 SLN: 20772

This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (first and second year students) with self-exploration and exploration of career and academic options. General Studies 297G (“Career Planning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for first and second-year students who have earned roughly 0-89 credits. No pre-requisites are required.
Learning objectives:
1. Build self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this self-knowledge to make decisions when exploring and pursuing academic and career options.
2. Develop and apply learned skills to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the job market and hone your professional networking skills (including online, social media, and traditional networking).
3. Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters and build interviewing skills and confidence.
For additional details or questions please contact Tina Wang in the Career Center ( ; 206.685.6216 ).

General Studies 391N
• Title: Career Strategy and Job Search
• Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30-3:20, room TBD
• Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor, Lead)
• Credits: 2
• Size of class: up to 50 students
• Spring 2015 SLN: 20773

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy. General Studies 391N (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4th year students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.
Learning objectives:
1. Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.
2. Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.
3. Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.
For additional details or questions please contact Patrick Chidsey in the Career Center ( ; 206.616.5803 ).

1:30-3:20 PM

This course provides a basic overview of the participants, processes, and workings of different components of the real estate industry (including a variety of uses spanning residential, office, retail, industrial, and specialized) as well as the quantitative components of real estate decision-making. Additionally, students are introduced to an overview of construction management, sustainability, corporate services, property law, and ethics.

The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Washington.  The scholarship is open to all UW students who are current sophomores, juniors and seniors based upon their academic merit and financial need.  (Graduating seniors are not eligible unless they are intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2015.)

Additional information can be found at the following URL.  The online scholarship application is via EXPO.

Deadline:  Friday, April 10, 2015


The UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at the University of Washington (UW) who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves.  The scholarship is open to all UW students who are current  juniors and seniors on the basis of academic merit, extra-curricular and/or experiential learning activities, and financial need.  Graduating senior are eligible if they are enrolled as full-time students Spring quarter 2015.  Funding can be used to support activities engaged in during the Summer of 2015.

Additional information can be found on the following URL. The online scholarship application is via EXPO.

Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015


For additional information, please contact Mona Pitre-Collins, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.


The US-UK Fulbright Commission would like to remind you that all deadlines for the 2015 UK Summer Institutes is in one month! February 26 and March 5 2015.

These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.  Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Full details, selection criteria and application forms are available here:

Recommendation letters: 

Students should be requesting that their recommendation letters be written on official letterhead of the school, business, or organization where possible.

UKSI FAQs link:

Application instructions:

Are you interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:

• Succeeding in introductory biology (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and other bioscience courses?
• Learning, thinking, and writing like a scientist?
• Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
• Identifying research, scholarship, and training opportunities?

Students who have not yet taken BIOL 180 are encouraged to apply. Accepted students will participate in BIOL 106 during Spring Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 pm, 3 credits). This course helps learners define and develop skills for success as science students and plan individualized academic and professional pathways.

Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are limited.


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