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Up to three $4,000 awards will be made for Spring quarter, 2014. This scholarship is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students currently enrolled at any UW campus.

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TEMPLATE_CENTERFall 2013 Scholarship Workshops

 Freshman Scholarship 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships – MGH 171

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Scholarship 201 – The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships – MGH 171

  • Tues., Oct. 22, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Personal Statement Writing – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 2:30-3:20

 Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship Resume Writing – MGH 171

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30-4:20

 Getting Great Recommendation Letters – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 1:30-2:20

Undergraduate and graduate students in all fields interested in studying critical languages may be interested in applying for the Critical Language Scholarships for intensive summer institutes offered by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Last year, 10 UW students were selected to participate and studied languages in Jordan, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Tajikistan, India and Russia.

Languages offered:

  • 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 requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • At the time of application, applicants must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, or professional degree) level.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution that is physically located in the United States or its territories. U.S. students enrolled in a degree-granting program at a foreign college or university are not eligible for the scholarship. Students currently on a semester or yearlong program abroad are eligible as long as they are still currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student at their home college or university, or if they intend to return to their degree-granting program and institution in the U.S.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study at the college level by the program start date (two semesters or three quarters).
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the start of the summer program.
  • Applicants must be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.
  • Ability to participate in the CLS Program is contingent upon an applicant’s ability to receive a visa to the CLS institute host country. Although the CLS Program will work with awarded students to secure a visa for the CLS institute host country, the program cannot be held responsible for other countries’ visa requirements and/or the denial of a student’s application for a visa. CLS awards are contingent upon the participant securing a host-country visa, and all awardees must meet deadlines and host country requirements set for obtaining a visa.

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards supports undergraduate students applying for this program and will hold information sessions for interested students on:

Deadline to apply for summer 2014 programs is Nov. 15, 2013! Complete details and the online application are available at


The 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergrad, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling throughout the day, as well as offering specific workshops & information sessions.

RSVP is highly encouraged for specific Information sessions here:

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Application & deadlines

The fall deadline for GO! and Fritz Scholarship applications is Thursday, November 7 at 5pm.  The application is available online starting October 1 at  It requires an 800-word essay (see but no letters of recommendation.  Students studying abroad in winter or spring 2014 should apply at this deadline; those studying abroad in summer, early fall, or fall 2014 will apply at our late April 2014 deadline.  We expect to be able to notify November applicants about whether they have been selected to receive a scholarship by early December. You can find more information at our website, and at

Information sessions & events

We’re offering 2 information sessions this fall:

  • Tuesday, October 15 from 3:30 – 4:30pm in MGH171
  • Wednesday, October 30 from 3:30 – 4:30pm in MGH171

We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of the application and discuss tips for crafting a competitive personal statement.  Students may email me at to schedule an advising appointment if they can’t attend an information session.

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Wednesday, October 30 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in MGH171.  GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to share stories and answer questions.  Delicious international snacks will be served!

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Eligibility requirements

Fritz Scholarship: 1) UW undergraduate, 2) Declared social sciences or humanities major by the application deadline (see for a list), 3) at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA

GO! Scholarship: 1) UW undergraduate, 2) Resident of Washington state, 3) Eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise for the academic year in which the application deadline falls

**Please note a slight change in the GO! eligibility requirements.  Previously, students were required to be eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise for the quarter of their study abroad.  This change will not impact most applicants, but will remove uncertainty about eligibility for students who apply for the GO! in spring of one academic year for funding to study abroad in the following academic year.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this change.

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.


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.

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