The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

Mary Gates Endowment For Students

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students supports University of Washington undergraduates to become independent learners and community leaders. We encourage students’ development of creative, courageous ideas and efforts. Mary Gates Scholars act with integrity, value inclusivity and impact the world through innovation and service

All UW undergraduates are invited to learn more about the Mary Gates scholarships and how the Mary Gates Endowment for Students can support your ambitions. Most information about the scholarships and the application process can be found on this website, but you can also email us to ask questions or schedule an advising appointment. Click the links on the left to learn more about the scholarships, and start preparing for your next application!

Mary Gates Endowment Celebrating 20 Years

In video highlighting the legacy of the Mary Gates Endowment for Students



Drop-in advising hours are held in Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters. There are no drop-in hours during Summer, finals weeks, or quarter breaks.


Winter 2019

There will be no drop-in advising this quarter.


Students are strongly encouraged to email questions to

Students who would like to schedule a feedback appointment to discuss a previous application should sign up for a meeting on the Mary Gates Endowment Google calendar.

For all advising sessions, check in at the EXPD front desk in MGH 171.



Winter 2019


Leadership Scholarship

Application Open: December 15, 2018 
Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 28 @ 5pm
Mentor Letter Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 30th 
Application Workshop: Monday Jan. 22 @ 4:00-6:00 PM, Please RSVP 
Information Session: For dates Click Here

Research Scholarship 

Application Open: December 15th, 2018
Application Deadline: Monday, Feb. 4 @ 5pm
Mentor Letter Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 6th
Application Workshop: Monday Jan. 28, 4:00-6:00 PM, Please RSVP
Information Session: For dates Click Here


If you are unable to attend an information session, click here to access the PowerPoint slides.