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Mary Gates Endowment For Students

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!



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.


Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 PM

Students who cannot attend drop-in advising hours should email to schedule an appointment.

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.




If you missed the Application Writing Workshop you can find the information here:



Leadership Scholarship 

Application Open: Thursday, December 15th 22nd (postponed one week) 
Application Writing Workshop: Wednesday, January 18th, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 171

RSVP is recommended but not required

Application Deadline:

Monday, January 23rd,  at 5:00 PM

Research Scholarship 

Application Open: Thursday, December 15th 22nd (postponed one week)
Application Writing Workshop: Thursday, January 19th, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 171

Monday, January 23rd, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 171

RSVP is recommended but not required. Please select only one date.   

Application Deadline: Monday, January 30th, at 5:00 PM

Also in Winter Quarter… Writers’ Blocks

This is an opportunity for students applying to any scholarship (e.g. Mary Gates, Beinecke, Boren, DAAD, GO! Truman, etc.) to get some informal writing time. There are advisers and other students on deck to provide you with any feedback on your essay drafts. Come check it out!

When: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10; all sessions from 1-3 PM

Where: MGH 171

Pre-registration is requested but all are welcome!