The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

Mary Gates Scholar Requirements

Depending on the type of scholarship you receive, the expectations of you as a Mary Gates Scholar will be different. Scroll down to the scholarship(s) requirements that are applicable to you.

All Mary Gates Scholars are encouraged to participate in various events and activities advertised and sponsored by the Mary Gates Endowment and the Community of Mary Gates Scholars.

Research Scholarships

  • For the duration of the award period, you must continue to be actively engaged with your research project and faculty mentor, and remain a full-time student. (During summer quarter students need only to be enrolled for one credit to receive funds.) If either your full time status or project involvement changes, please email us at mgates@u.washington.edu so we can discuss your situation.
  • During the time you are receiving your scholarship, you will be asked to complete one or two brief surveys. The survey will be emailed to you.
  • Recipients of Mary Gates Research Scholarship are required to apply and present their work at the Undergraduate Research Program’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in May. A call to submit proposals for the Symposium is announced during winter quarter. If you are unable to participate in the Symposium the year you receive the scholarship, you are expected to present the following year. If you are receiving support for research from the Mary Gates Endowment through other programs such as the Friday Harbor Laboratories you are also expected to present at the Symposium.

Leadership Scholarships

  • For the duration of the award period, you must continue to be actively engaged with your leadership project and mentor, and remain a full-time student. (During summer quarter students need only to be enrolled for one credit to receive funds.) If either your full time status or project involvement changes, please email us at mgates@u.washington.edu.
  • During the time you are receiving your scholarship, you will be asked to complete one or two brief surveys. The survey will be emailed to you.
  • Recipients of Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships present their work in a public setting by participating in the Carlson Center and Pipeline Project’s annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership during spring quarter. You will receive an email inviting you to submit a proposal for the Spring Celebration during winter quarter.

Acknowledging the Support of Mary Gates Endowment

Below are some examples of how to acknowlege the scholarship support of the Mary Gates Endowment in presentations, papers, or posters:

  • I wish to acknowledge the scholarship support provided by the Mary Gates Endowment for this research/project.
  • I wish to acknowledge the Mary Gates Endowment scholarship support for this research/project.
  • Mary Gates Endowment
  • Scholarship support received from the Mary Gates Endowment

Listing your Mary Gates Scholarship on a Resume or CV

Below are some ways you can list your Mary Gates Scholarship, depending on the format.

  • Mary Gates Scholar
  • Mary Gates Research Scholarship, 2007
  • Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship, 2008, “project title”