OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

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

We are pleased to announce that the online application for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship will be available Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Click here to access the page that will link to the application.

The scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington State residents earn first bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health care. The application period is Jan. 7, 2013, through Feb. 18, 2013.

The Morris and Stewart Udall Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields

All candidates must be nominated by their college or university.The Foundation will not solicit or accept applications directly from candidates.

The upcoming Udall information session will provide students with essential information needed to determine interest, eligibility and suitability for these competitive scholarship programs.

The next is scheduled in 171 Mary Gates Hall Team Room on: 11/28/12 from 3.00-3:50 p.m. in 171 Mary Gates Hall.


  • Students should work to get applications into the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards for the priority campus deadline of Thursday, November 15, by 11:45 p.m.
  • The final campus deadline for the Udall is Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 by 11:45 pm.

Questions about the scholarship can be directed to the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards in person by visiting 171 Mary Gates Hall, or by email to

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

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship was created by the Washington State Legislature in 2011 to address rising tuition at Washington colleges and universities. It is a public-private partnership funded initially with $5 million from the state of Washington. Boeing and Microsoft have committed $50 million combined. The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington State residents earn first bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health care.

This scholarship will provide help to students in families who earn up to 125% of the median family income attain bachelor’s degrees in high employer demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care. This expands college financial aid to a greater group of young people beyond the current state need grant which only reaches families with 70% of the median family income.

Application Timeline:

The application period is March 1 through April 16, 2012. Three thousand students will be selected and awards will be made for the 2012-13 academic year. High school seniors through college seniors who plan to attend colleges and universities in Washington State for the entire 2012-13 academic year are eligible to apply. A student must be a Washington State resident, have a 2.75 GPA or higher and have completed a 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to submit an application. These scholarships are $1,000 per year which will be renewable for up to five years for entering college freshmen. Renewal of the scholarship will depend on class standing and meeting renewal criteria.

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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.