Application Requirements and Process

We are pleased to announce the 2024-2025 Magnuson Scholars Program for eligible graduate students enrolled in the six University of Washington Health Sciences Schools. The program is funded by a $2 million endowment from the Warren G. Magnuson Institute for Biomedical Research and Health Professions Training. The late U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson, in whose name the program was established, was committed to improving the nation’s health through biomedical research. During his long career in the U.W. Senate, Senator Magnuson was instrumental in establishing the National Institutes of Health, Medicare, and Medicaid.

The Magnuson Scholars Program allows the Health Sciences Schools to recognize one graduate student in each of the six schools who demonstrate excellent academic performance and outstanding potential for research in the health sciences. Additionally, this is the third year of a possible seventh scholarship award if a qualified applicant is received.

Please note that per state law, the eligibility requirements decree that one nominee each year must be preparing for, or actively engaged in, a career pathway related to diabetes research. If such a nominee is not submitted, we will contact the schools for additional candidates.

Overview of Magnuson Institute and Purpose of Endowment

Students interested in being considered for the Magnuson Scholarship please contact your school’s scholarship office or Dean’s office.