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The 2014 National Association  of Black Accountants Seattle Chapter Scholarship Application form.  This year at the 28th annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet, NABA along with our corporate sponsors will be awarding numerous scholarships to deserving undergraduate & high school students.

Please review the application below:

2014 NABA Seattle Chapter Scholarship Application

EOP George Newsome Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship

The George Newsome Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship was established in honor and memory of George Newsome (1950-1998). He was a dedicated and inspirational advisor in the Educational Opportunity Program for over nine years. George was a passionate student advocate who influenced the lives of many students and motivated them to reach their highest potential. In 1997, his colleagues across campus, the Association of Professional Advisors and Counselors selected him as Advisor of the Year.

Eligibility for the GNHMS:

  • UW grade point average of 2.5 or above
  • Enrolled Full-time student at the UW Seattle Campus (12 to 18 credits)
  • Completed 75 UW credits or a minimum of 24 UW credits for a transfer student. (End of Winter Quarter 2014)
  • Utilized the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), TRIO Student Support Services, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and/or Champion’s services

Please submit application through this link below:

George Newsome Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship

Application Checklist:

____Application Form

____Applicant Narrative Statement:  Describe in detail the humanitarian project you were involved with and outline your role and contributions to the effort.  Share what you learned from this   experience and how it impacted you and/or made a difference in the lives of others.  (one page typed essay)

____One Recommendation Letter from a community leader/mentor

____Unofficial Transcript

____Copy of Financial Aid Award Letter (if applicable)

Completed application must be received by 5 pm, April 21, 2014. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified by May 7, 2014.  All information will be kept confidential.

The George Newsome Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship recipient must attend the EOP Celebration Ceremony that honors OMA/D students for their outstanding academic achievements. It will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Husky Union Building,

Student Fiscal Services, will be hosting a few tax workshops regarding the 1098T federal tax form! Taxes can be confusing, so we hope to shed some light on the subject, making it easier for students to understand and file their taxes in a timely manner.

Please, see details below for our schedule for “Resident and Citizens,” and “Non-Resident Aliens,” with the ISS (International Student Services Office) confirmed below:

Date Time Location Targeted Audience
02/28/2014 12:30PM – 1:30PM Odegaard 220 Residence & Citizens
03/12/2014 2:00PM – 3:00PM Odegaard 220 Residence & Citizens
03/14/2014 12:30PM – 1:30pPM Odegaard 220 Non-Resident Aliens/ ISS office
03/19/2014 2:00PM – 3:00PM Odegaard 220 Non-Resident Aliens/ISS office
04/02/2014 12:30PM – 1:30PM Odegaard 220 Residence & Citizens
04/08/2014 12:30PM – 1:30PM Odegaard 220 Non-Resident Aliens/ISS office
04/09/2014 12:30PM – 1:30PM Odegaard 220 Residence & Citizens
  • NASA national internships – One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)

NASA is currently recruiting talented college undergraduate students, who are pursuing Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) degrees, for summer internships at NASA centers around the country.

The summer internship application is open and closes on March 1, 2014.

To apply visit the following URL:

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Johnson Hall room 141


  • 2014 Academic High-Altitude Conference

This is the 5th anniversary of this event and is hosted by the Department of Space Studies in the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.  This event takes place from June 23-27, 2014.

Visit the following URL to learn more about this opportunity:

  •  Reminder – $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

UW STEM Students,

A kind reminder that the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a competitive $10,000 scholarship for University of Washington students who are in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines. Awardees will receive funding for their 2014-2015 academic year. A scientist/professor must send your nomination packet to Space Grant by February 7, 2014.

Be proactive and review the following URL for application details:

You may contact me regarding this opportunity at  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found at the provided link above.

Juan-Carlos Chavez

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium



The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering upcoming sessions for undergraduates (and alumni) on scholarships for graduate study in the UK, searching for scholarships generally, writing personal statements, writing CVs/resumes, and getting great recommendations. And as always, undergraduates applying for any scholarships are encouraged to use our advisers for application support and feedback.

Click here for a list of upcoming scholarships: Scholarship announcements Winter 2014

UK + Ireland Scholarships Information Sessions

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
  • RSVP to attend any of these sessions at

The UK + Ireland Scholarship application process provides students with the opportunity to present their qualifications for the campus nomination for scholarships that support graduate studies at colleges and universities in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  These scholarships are the Churchill, the Marshall, The Mitchell and the Rhodes.  The Gates Cambridge does not require a campus endorsement or nomination; however, notifying the Office of your intentions to apply allows us to connect you with resources and to support the development of a competitive application.

Winter Quarter Scholarship Workshops

Scholarships 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Monday, January 27, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

Specifically designed for freshmen or first-quarter sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Scholarships 201 for Continuing Students

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Thursday, February 6, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

CV/Resume Writing

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, 12:30-1:20, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Personal Statement Writing

  • Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

  • Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

Strong letters of recommendation can give your applications an edge, but many students wonder who to ask for letters and what is the best way to ask for a strong letter.  Getting great letters of recommendation requires thought and planning, and this workshop will guide students through the process.  Getting Great Letters of Recommendation Workshops provide tips and strategies for developing strong relationships with potential letter writers, an overview of the necessary materials and information needed by letter writers, strategies for asking for a letter, and advice on follow-up.  RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.


This program provides:
- 9K academic scholarship
- mandatory paid (6k) summer 2014 internship experience

Students must:
- be a U.S. Citizen
- Have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Been enrolled full-time in a STEM discipline at a U.S. or U.S. Territory accredited institution
- Be a rising undergraduate sophomore or junior. Current undergraduate juniors are not eligible for a scholarship unless they expect to complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2015 or later. Students who have less than two years left of full time study will not be eligible for a scholarship.
- The NASA MUREP Scholarship is a competitive scholarship opportunity that focuses on undeserved and underrepresented students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing.

Deadline to apply is August 23rd

Application process:
- Go to and log in to OSSI
- Click on the “my applications” tab and then the “scholarships” tab
- Complete or update your scholarship application

Awards will be made September 9th – 13th. Official scholarship start date is September 30th.

These positions provide support services for Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD).

Please see below for information regarding the position. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to

I. Objective
Help undergraduate students navigate the complexities of University of Washington life.

II. Responsibilities
• Staff the front desk of the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success, responding to all in-person and phone inquiries.
• Help fellow students understand administrative processes.
• Work closely with 30 academic advisers in scheduling appointments, troubleshooting, special projects, etc.
• Make appropriate referrals. Be familiar with all University of Washington undergraduate academic programs/support services.
• Have a proactive understanding of College and University rules and regulations affecting a student’s progress toward a degree.
• Contribute to First Year Program’s efforts in welcoming new students and assisting them with the registration process.
• Assist in maintaining an accurate filing system for all pre-majors in the college of Arts and Sciences.
• Work as a member of a team in keeping the workspace clean and organized.
• Special projects, as necessary (event planning, data base maintenance, publications, etc.)

III. Qualifications
• Must be current UW undergraduate and have attended at least THREE quarters at the UW prior to start date and is eligible for work study.
• Utilize strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
• Experience in leadership, advising and/or related activities (Freshman Interest Group Peer Instructor, Summer Peer Adviser/Orientation Leader, student groups, residential life, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse population of student co-workers.
• Possess a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

IV. Time Commitment and Salary
• 10-15 hours a week, including some weekday evenings until 6:00pm.
• Positions begin September 16th 2013.


Are you planning to study abroad during the spring of 2014 or later? Are you a Federal Pell Grant recipient? Do you want help covering the costs of your study abroad program?

If you answered yes to all three of the above questions, you should come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop!

Every year, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is awarded to hundreds of undergraduate students who want to study abroad but have limited financial means. You could be one of those students – all you have to do is apply. The next application cycle ends October 1, so if you’re interested, now is the perfect time to start planning.

To learn more, come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1:30-2:30 in MGH 171. At the workshop, you will:

-       read and analyze sample essays

-       begin working on your own application

-       learn money-saving travel tricks

-       talk to a past recipient about her experience

The workshop will be led by Celia Gurney, a UW junior who studied in northern Brazil this past fall.

Announcement Poster 2013

You are in class about 15 hours a week. But what do you do with the rest of your time?  What inspires you? How has the UW changed you? What have you discovered about yourself, Seattle and the world?

Make a video that tells your story. Then, enter it in the My Husky Story video contest to win up to $1,500, $1,000 or $500. A panel of judges will award $1,500 to the first place winner and $1,000 to the runner up. The student video with the most likes on Facebook will win $500.

Videos must be submitted by May 14. The semi-finalists will be posted by May 21. And the winners will be announced on May 28. Details are at

Winning and selected videos will appear on UW websites and UWTV to promote student life at the UW. The contest, sponsored by the UW Provost’s Office, is open to UW undergrads and grad students from all three campuses.




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