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The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  Deadlines are coming up soon, so please encourage your students to begin the application process and attend an information session and application workshop.

Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one):

Sept. 30, 3:30-4:20 p.m. & 4:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E

Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E

Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E

Oct. 3, 3:30-4:20 p.m. & 4:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E


Leadership Application Workshop:

Oct. 7, 4:30-6:00 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E

Register to attend.

 Research Application Workshops:

Oct. 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E

Oct. 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E

Register to attend.

 Leadership Deadline:

Oct. 14, 5:00 p.m.

 Research Deadline:

Oct. 21, 5:00 p.m.

 UW BOTHELL Advising and Info Session:

Oct. 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., UW1-103

Register by Oct. 1 to attend.

Another round of applications will be accepted in Winter quarter, but it’s good to start planning now!

More information can be found on our website,  Email with any questions.


The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund regards its scholarship grants as a very worthwhile investment in the future of the fashion industry and, since its inception, has awarded over $8 million in scholarships to more than 900 students nationwide. $5,000 YMA FSF Scholarships are available only to students from YMA FSF member schools, which range from design-focused schools to business-oriented universities across the U.S. UW has just been added as a member school, so UW undergraduates in any major with an interest in the fashion industry are encouraged to apply!

$5,000 scholarships are awarded based entirely on merit, taking into consideration the completion of a case study project, resume, and a phone or in-person interview with a YMA FSF Ambassador. As further support to its scholars, FSF facilitates internships with prestigious fashion companies and provides career mentoring by prominent senior executives who serve on the FSF Board. Participating companies have included Calvin Klein, Li & Fung, VF Sportswear, Fishman & Tobin, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Perry Ellis, Bloomingdales, Levi Strauss & Co., Target, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger to name just a few.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students must have a desire and passion to enter the Fashion Industry.
  • Qualifying students must be enrolled as full-time students at a member FSF college/university. UW is now a member FSF university.
  • Eligible students must be a current sophomore, junior or senior.  Applying seniors must be graduating in Spring 2014 vs. Fall 2013.  Seniors graduating Fall 2013 are NOT ELIGIBLE.
  • Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in a 4.0 G.P.A. system.

As a member school, UW is able to forward 10 applications on to compete for these national awards. To be considered for one of these 10 slots, please complete UW’s internal application by Monday, October 14, 2013. Complete details and access to UW’s internal online application form is at Additional information about the Fashion Scholarship Fund is at

Following the rigorous national selection process, $5,000 scholarships are awarded to the top candidates, which has previously totaled to about 100 students each year from across the country.

Please contact Robin Chang, Associate Director in the Office of Merit Scholarship, Fellowships & Awards at or 206-543-2603 with any questions or concerns.

WFAA is pleased to announce that our 2013/2014 Ethnic Diversity Scholarship is now LIVE at

The WFAA scholarship is designed to make higher education more accessible to promising students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. This award is a one-year scholarship  to attend a WFAA member college or university. The scholarship award amount is variable, up to $1,500.

Eligibility is based on the following:

.               Strong leadership ability

.               Academic promise, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or its equivalent

.               Financial need as certified on the application (determined by a 2013-2014 FAFSA) -OR-

.               School certification demonstrating financial need as determined by a financial aid counselor

.               Must enroll at least halftime at a WFAA member community or technical college, public or private college/university

.               Must be a Washington State resident


Interested students are to register for a WashBoard Account.  Applications are due by Friday, 9/6/13.


The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairʼs Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is now open for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the spring 2014 term.  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at

Spring 2014 online applications are due October 1, 2013 by 11:59pm (central)

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year U.S. Institution

* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad

* United States citizen

* Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year

* Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student’s home institution

* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  Since the programʼs inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 15,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 130 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.

For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:


Last Name A-D

Phone:  832-369-3477



Last Name E-K

Phone: 832-369-3484



Last Name L-Q

Phone: 832-369-3475



Last Name R-Z

Phone: 832-369-3485




Midwest & Northeast Regions

Phone: 832-369-3487


South & West Regions

Phone: 832-369-3483



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.



Qualifications for MAP Scholarships:

-Continuing UW student in good standing

-Full-time student at the University of Washington, undergraduate or

-Minimum one quarter at the UW

-Financial aid need as determined by Office of Student Financial Aid

-Scholarship recipients must be present at the Bridging the Gap Breakfast
on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in order to receive the scholarship


Description of the award

The Presidential Scholarship is intended to support students who have clearly demonstrated scholastic achievement, an interest in research, and graduate degree goals. The award has historically ranged from $3,500-$4,500 for the academic year, which is contingent upon continued availability of funds. Upon receipt of the award, students will be expected to submit a formal research proposal, conduct three consecutive quarters of research, meet regularly with the EIP staff, present their year’s work at the joint Early Identification/McNair Program Annual Spring Research Conference in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and comply with the other requirements of Presidential Scholars. Awards are contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

Applicant Eligibility

An applicant should be either an Early Identification Program or a McNair Program student who:

  • is interested in pursuing a research project with the supervision of a faculty member for the three consecutive quarters of the 2013-2014 academic year;
  • plans to attend graduate school; and
  • has a minimum of 125 credits.

We give priority to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who regularly use the services of our programs.

Announcement Poster 2013

Specifically designed for freshmen or sophomores, this introductory workshop offered by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, in collaboration with Housing & Food Services, provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships, many of which will have deadlines during fall quarter. Join us to start planning and get ahead on what will be a busy fall.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-6:20pm, McCarty Hall AB
  • Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-6:20pm, Poplar Hall 105

RSVP to attend either session at

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