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The Stroum Jewish Studies Program is pleased to offer three (3) merit-based Travel Grant opportunities ($1,750 each) to currently enrolled University of Washington Undergraduate students who plan to study abroad at an institution of higher learning or approved study-abroad program during summer 2013 and/or the 2013/2014 academic year as part of their coursework or research in Jewish studies.  Students do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors to apply.

Travel Grant award recipients are asked to contribute one blog post about their travel experiences to submit for publication on

To apply, please submit the following to the Catalyst dropbox here (UW NetID required):

  • A cover sheet with name, student number, phone number, postal and email addresses.
  • A 1-2 page description of how studying abroad will enhance your program of study and help you achieve your goals
  • Transcript (unofficial accepted)
  • One letter of recommendation from a UW professor on letterhead with original signature.

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 15th at 5 pm. Award decisions will be made by early May.

Visit our website to download the scholarship application today.

Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation. The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration on May 7, 2013. To be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Deadline and Application Instructions

The application deadline for the 2013 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Tuesday, April 2nd.  Details about eligibility and complete application instructions can be found on the Carlson Center’s website:

If you would like to nominate a student for the award, please contact Rachel Vaughn directly 206.685.2705 or by Thursday, March 15th. The student will be contacted by the Carlson Center and invited to apply for the award.

Deadline: February 22nd 2013

The Helping Hand Scholarship is awarded by the Alpha Rho Alumni Association of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. to select outstanding male students at the University of Washington. The scholarship’s purpose is to lend a Helping Hand in the form of a scholarship to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding personal, philanthropic and academic achievement; and to promote such achievement in the future.

 Who can Apply: We accept applications from all male undergraduates at the University of Washington.

 Award: A $500 Scholarship will awarded to 2 recipients.

UW Theta Chi Helping Hand Scholarship

Alpha Rho Letter of Recommendation

For additional information, please contact:

Attn: Matthew Gillis, Theta Chi Fraternity

Applications due Feb. 15! UW information sessions Jan. 16, 17, 22!

The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships; building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. This is accomplished with the Tillman Military Scholars (TMS) program which purpose is to identify high-impact active or veteran servicemembers and their spouses and invest in their higher education, covering the needs left unpaid for by the GI Bill and other government support. The scholarship funds awarded are just a portion of the TMS experience which also focuses on guiding an engaged community and providing essential resources that empower Scholars to serve and lead in their local communities and ease the transition from military to civilian life.

In 2013, the Pat Tillman Foundation will provide over $1 million in funding to the 60 members of the 5th class of Tillman Military Scholars. The Tillman Military Scholars application will open on Monday, January 14. The deadline for applications is 11:59:59 PM PST on Friday, February 15.

UW information sessions:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Veteran and active duty military servicemembers
    • Of both pre- and post-9/11 service
    • From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve
  • Spouses of active or veteran servicemembers
    • Including surviving spouses
  • Servicemember or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution

Please see for complete details and online application.
UW is a TMS University Partner. Information for UW applicants is at Several UW advisers are available to assist students in applying for the Tillman Scholarship:

UW contacts for application assistance:

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

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

UW-Bothell applicants:
Natalia Dyba
Global Initiatives & Merit Scholarships
UW1-165, 425-352-3261

UW Veterans Services Contacts:

Tim Wold, Director, Veterans Center
520 Schmitz Hall, 206-685-2065

Rosa Lundborg
Manager, Veterans Services & Disability Resources for Students
UW1-175, 425-352-5307

Bruce Metzger
Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Advisor
MAT 206, 253-692-5721

1) The Critical Language Scholarship Program: this summer program provides fully-funded eight to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas in:

  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Eligibility details and language prerequisites are explained at Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Applications are now available online, and the national deadline is November 15, 2012.

2) The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000 for US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US 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. Most languages are supported, except those of Western Europe. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Receipt of this scholarship does incur a government service requirement, which for many students provides a valuable foot in the federal employment door.

  • Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
  • UW’s campus deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 10, 2013 for study abroad programs during the 2013-14 academic year.

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is providing information sessions for undergraduate students interested in these opportunities to help orient them to the programs and application processes:

Critical Language Scholarship information sessions for undergraduates:

  • Oct. 9, 12:30pm, MGH 173R
  • Oct. 18, 3:30pm, MGH 171

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship information sessions:

  • Oct. 18, 4:30pm, MGH 171
  • Nov. 14, 3:30pm, MGH 173R
  • Dec. 4, 3:30pm, MGH 173R

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards helps University of Washington undergraduates develop the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships appropriate to their goals. They have a very full schedule of scholarship-related information sessions and workshops for undergraduates students during fall quarter.

Please follow the link below for a listing of selected scholarship information sessions and workshops details.

Global Opportunities will offer several info sessions and events this autumn quarter for students interested in study abroad programs and scholarships. Check out the information session dates and times below.

Keep up to date with their office by visiting the website and by liking them on Facebook at

Global Opportunities autumn quarter schedule:

  • GO! and Fritz Scholarships Info Sessions

For Pell Grant or Husky Promise-eligible students AND declared social science and humanities majors studying abroad in winter or spring 2013 – deadline November 8th
• 10/9 from 3 – 4pm in MGH171
• 11/2 from 12 – 1pm in MGH171

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Info Sessions

Many opportunities in Germany – summer research internships for STEM majors (no German language skills required), language study, journalism internships, and more! – most deadlines in January DAAD Website
• 11/14 from 4 – 5pm in MGH171
• 11/15 from 2:30 – 3:30pm in MGH171

  • Study Abroad Meet & Greet

GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be around to talk with other students about their experiences and answer questions. All are welcome – delicious international snacks will be served and Wo’ Pop will be playing!
• 10/24 from 5 – 6pm in MGH171

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