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George Newsome Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: April 8, 2013

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
  • Full-time student status at the UW
  • Completed 75 UW credits or a minimum of 24 UW credits for a transfer student
  • Utilized the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), TRiO Student Support Services, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and Champion’s services
  • Community/campus involvement and leadership
  • Overcame life or academic challenges

Application includes:

    • Application form.  Due April 8th
    • A letter of recommendation from a community leader/mentor elaborating on your humanitarian experience. Due April 10th

Send completed application packet to:

George Newsome Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship Committee
EOP Advising/Counseling Services
141 Mary Gates Hall
Box 355845
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5845

Or Fax at 206.685.8299

Completed application (with the exception of the recommendation) must be received by 5 p.m. April 8, 2013. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified by April 15th, 2012. All information will be kept confidential. George-Newsome-Humanitarian-Scholarship-Application

*The George Newsome Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship recipient must attend the 2013 Spring Recognition Reception that honors EOP students for their outstanding academic achievements. It will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, University of Washington.


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