UW Women's Center

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ


How long is the 2017 Institute?

The program will run from Monday, June 12th to Saturday, June 17th.


Where is the Institute located?

On the University of Washington, Seattle campus. The Women’s Center works with participants who live outside of the Seattle area to provide housing during the Institute.

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Who is eligible?

Any undergraduate or graduate who attends a two-year college or a four-year university in Washington State (or has a permanent address here) and was enrolled for the 2016-2017 academic school year is eligible to apply.
You don’t need to be a political science major or be involved in formal political roles to be considered. In fact,  we’re looking for students with all kinds of interests and backgrounds:  we’ve had students with majors as diverse as Music, Engineering, Journalism, Neuroscience, Spanish,  Business, Anthropology, Nursing and more.

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How much does it cost?

The only cost to students who are accepted for admission is a $150.00 non-refundable registration fee.  The fee covers food, parking, and all program materials for the 6 days of the Institute.  Students are encouraged to seek funding through their school’s programs and departments. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who are unable to obtain funding from their schools.  To apply for a scholarship or housing, please submit the supplemental Scholarship and Housing Application* along with the general application. Those who are accepted to the program will be notified of their scholarship or housing award.

*Avaliable in early spring

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Can I nominate someone to apply?

If you know a young woman who you feel would enjoy the NEW Leadership program, please complete our nomination form. We will send information to nominated candidates on how they can apply for the program.

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What can participants expect to gain?

Participating in the Alene Morris National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute is a time to:

  • Further your professional development
  • Enhance existing skills and develop new ones
  • Join a network of emergent and established leaders
  • Work and have fun with real-world women leaders and students from across Puget Sound

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What are the expectations for students who participate in the Institute?

The Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute participants are expected to attend all scheduled events and meals during the program. Our typical day of scheduled events begins at 8:00 am and end at 8:00 pm. Students are expected to remain on site at the UW Women’s Center for the duration of each day’s activities. Students with responsibilities for pets,  children and households are advised to arrange for assistance during the Institute so that they can devote full attention to the Institute experience. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Institute. Bus and Light Rail passes are provided.

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Application period

Applications are available now until April 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Click here to apply!

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