Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

2018 Scholarship Fair

Thursday, January 25
2-5:30 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall Commons

Attend the Fair and learn more about scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

What to expect

Connect with representatives and former scholars from these scholarship and fellowship programs by stopping by their table at the fair. Be sure to check out the program information sessions offered throughout the day.

Participating Scholarships & Programs

Canadian Studies Center

The Canadian Studies Center will be presenting information on the Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund, the Killam Fellowship Program and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship provides support for graduate studies, domestic and overseas internships, and mentoring for careers in the Foreign Service. The award is valued at $95,000 over two years.

College Success Foundation

The College Success Foundation’s Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses to provide college scholarships to students who need assistance attending an eligible four-year college or university in the state of Washington. Scholarships awarded range from $1,500 to $5,000.

Fashion Scholarship Fund

The Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business. Our mission is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business, ensuring the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals.
This year, the FSF proudly awarded 232 undergraduates each a $5,000 scholarship and 8 National Merit Scholarships with amounts ranging from $10,000 up to $35,000 to students from 60 member schools. As further support to its scholarship recipients, the FSF facilitates internships with prestigious fashion companies and provides mentorship by prominent senior executives.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all UW departments and schools are encouraged to apply.

Gates Cambridge Trust

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the U.K. to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. Core components include the University Composition fee and College fees, a maintenance allowance of £14, 900 for twelve months and round-trip airfare to and from the U.K.

While there is no one template that describes a Gates Cambridge Scholar, the program does look for four criteria in identifying future scholars: academic excellence, a good fit with Cambridge, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)

The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. Founded in 1991, the GSBA Scholarship Fund has awarded over 650 scholarships totaling over $3 million.

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

Annual scholarships from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies provide over $40,000 each year to UW graduate and undergraduate students passionate about the study of labor, social justice, and activism.

Leadership without Borders

Leadership Without Borders (LWB) works to serve and empower undocumented students at the University of Washington. LWB offers leadership development resources, college success navigators, the Husky Lending Library, a space for community building, and connections to other campus and community resources. LWB will be sharing information on scholarships and resources available to undocumented students.

Marcy Migdal Fund

The Marcy Migdal Fund supports exceptional students engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world, and helping them succeed in their education. The Marcy Migdal Scholarship provides two cash awards of $1,000 each per academic year.

Marcy Migdal was known throughout Washington State as a leading educator in the field of multicultural education and for her passionate commitment to social justice and advocacy for the most vulnerable members of our community. It is the intent of this endowment that Marcy’s selfless dedication and activist spirit live on in this award. Scholarships will be awarded based on the adherence of the proposed activities to the priorities of the Marcy Migdal Fund.


Marshall Scholarship Programme

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.
The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country’s future leaders, to study in the UK.
  • To help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
  • To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britain’s centres of academic excellence.
  • To motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding.
  • To promote the personal and academic fulfilment of each Scholar.

Mary Gates Endowment for Students

Mary Gates scholarships are available to all UW undergraduates students to support their leadership and research endeavors.

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration/Office of Education

NOAA will be presenting information about the Hollings Scholarship program and encouraging undergraduate sophomore in STEM majors to apply for a two year scholarship/fellowship opportunity.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

Phi Beta Kappa Washington Alpha Chapter

Students who have been invited to join PBK and those who aspire to be a “Phi Bet” can come learn more about the honor society and requirements for election.

Princeton in Asia

PIA’s mission is to promote good will and understanding and to facilitate in every way the free interchange of the best ideals in the civilizations of both East and West.

We aim to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities.

Scan|Design Fellowship

The Scan|Design Fellowship is a generous scholarship that helps fund student exchange between the United States and Denmark. In addition to financial support, Fellows have access to a team of excursion coordinators in Denmark who will plan educational, cultural, and social outings to give students an immersive experience in Danish life during their time abroad.

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of young leaders in business, political and civil society who can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business (2) educate them about China’ss global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders. It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world. Students must be between the ages of 18 and 28 to be eligible to apply.

Seattle Chapter of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS)Scholarship Committee

The Seattle chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) awards five to eight scholarships each year to upper division undergraduate women who are majoring in STEM fields at four-year colleges and universities in Washington State. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, motivation to pursue a STEM career, a record of community service, and potential impact of the scholarship. Scholarship amounts range from $1000 to $5000.

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

The Stroum Center will be sharing information about two opportunities:

  1. Opportunity Grants: Provides financial support for study abroad and research related to Jewish Studies. Offered in two cycles: grants for Winter/Spring experiences and grants for Summer/Autumn experiences. The amount per grant is up to $1500. Multiple grants are available.
  2. Graduate Fellowships: An interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship program that supports MA and PhD students from a wide variety of departments who have an interest in research topics related to Jewish Studies. Graduate Fellows share their research in public presentations and contribute short articles to the Stroum Center’s e-journal. The fellowship includes monthly workshops exploring the history and methodologies of Jewish Studies; professional development in the areas of public scholarship and library skills; and networking with Jewish Studies faculty. The fellowship offers grants of $3,000 to awardees.

UW Career & Internship Center

The UW Career & Internship Center supports students in all aspects of career exploration, career strategy and job searching. Workshops, individual appointments, events and a robust HuskyJobs database are just a few ways we can help you.

UW Center for Human Rights

UW Center for Human Rights will be sharing information on endowed funds to provide fellowships for hands-on human rights projects designed by students and also funds for research and/or tuition.

UW Department of History

The Department of History offers merit scholarships that can be used for tuition or study abroad, as well as academic awards. Most of the scholarships are available to current majors, though not all.

UW Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Fellowships and Awards provides many services for graduate students and departments, including administrative and counseling information services. Our staff assist students by publicizing upcoming deadlines, providing some applications and participating in the application process or administration of some campus-wide awards. The office also coordinates and administers regional and federal fellowship and scholarship programs that require Graduate School involvement. We administer and monitor fellowship monies from private gifts, coordinate Fulbright and other international and research abroad programs for students and faculty, and administer and allocate fee waivers to departments and individuals.

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards supports UW undergraduate students in developing the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships appropriate to their goals. Our office coordinates national and international scholarship processes that require a university nomination as well as a few local awards.

UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences awards scholarships for up to $10,000.00. These funds are made possible through generous donations by alumni, local industry, and other organizations. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, but some scholarships also specify financial need; students must file a Free Application of Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) and have need determined by the Office of Financial Aid to qualify for these funds.

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Space Grant scholarships and fellowships are offered to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at WSGC member schools throughout the state of Washington.
We also support research internships for students at colleges and universities statewide. Additional competitive internships are offered in private industry and at NASA centers across the country.
WSGC student team awards help students participate in national competitions either sponsored or sanctioned by NASA. In the past, awards have been given to team projects in robotics, microgravity, rocketry, and other NASA-related fields.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

This first-of-its-kind program supports Washington students from low- and middle-income households to attain bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care through scholarships of up to $22,500 as well as professional development, skills-building workshops and genuine industry exposure to help increase the rate at which students enter our state’s workforce.