The Honors Program at the University of Washington is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduates. Students can pursue Honors as a general education track, as an in-depth program within their majors, or as a combination of the two. Students may apply to the Program as new freshmen, at the end of their first year, or once they've selected a major.
2014 Bonderman FellowshipDecember 9th, 2013
Hello Honors students!
We are pleased to announce that the Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2014 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.
Please note that the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students have been revised for 2014. We are instituting these changes on a trial basis and will review and make changes as needed annually in response to the donor’s recommendations.
University of Washington students in the following categories are eligible:
- graduate or professional degree program students;
- Undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, who also meet one of the following criteria:
- at least a 3.8 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2014; or
- participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2014.
Additionally, applicants must be enrolled and in good standing during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent residence status.
David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.
Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2014. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.
To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following sessions.
- Wednesday December 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m., webinar
To register go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/904073526
- Monday December 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m., webinar
To register go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/619856990
- Friday, January 10, 2014, 2:30 p.m., room to be announced
Question and Answer sessions
Tuesday, January 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., room to be announced
- Weekly online question and answer sessions: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- January 21: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/911143086
- January 28: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/911147102
- February 4: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/911149798
- February 11: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/911153550
- February 18: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/911155006
The application deadline is Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12 noon (PST).
Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at:
If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, please review the Bonderman Fellowship FAQ and watch the Webinar recordings (to be posted after December 11, 2013). If you still have questions you may contact us at email@example.com.
2013 Honors Program Photo ContestNovember 8th, 2013It's once again the most exciting time of the year: time for the Honors Program Photo Contest! The Honors Program invites you to submit your best photos from your Honors Program study abroad, service, or experiential learning program or other Honors event that have occurred since summer 2012.This year's theme is GRATITUDE! A picture is worth one thousand words, and there are certainly more than one thousand things to be grateful for out there, so get snappin!
Please access the submission form and guidelines at the following link:Deadline for submissions is midnight, December 8, 2013, and winners will be announced before the new year.Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!Please address any questions regarding this process to Nick Cutlip at firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Advising Series: ScholarshipsNovember 4th, 2013
Advising is not just about giving advice. It’s also about connecting students to ideas and resources that are important and relevant to their undergraduate experience.
With this in mind, we have created a Group Advising series aimed at connecting Honors students with the people, resources, and topics relevant to a full and diverse UW undergraduate experience.
We’re kicking off our Group Advising series for 2013-14 in two short weeks, so mark your calendars!
Scholarships: A workshop on the how’s, what’s, and why’s of finding, applying for, and getting (!) scholarships with Mona Pitre Collins and Robin Chang of the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Thursday, November 14, 1:30-2:30pm in MGH 206
RSVP for this event
Stay tuned for these great Group Advising sessions coming up in Winter 2014:
The Importance of Liberal Arts Education, a conversation with Dr. Bob Stacey, Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences -- Tuesday, January 14, 12:00-1:30pm in MGH 258
Pre-med Information Session with UW Pre-Med advisers Julie Lancour and Heather Spence, and UW School of Medicine Director of Admissions Stella Yee -- February (exact date & location TBA)
We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!