UW Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship

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Description

Sponsored by the University of Washington Alumni Class of 1954 in honor of their 50th Class Reunion, the Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students in their junior or senior year at the University of Washington (UW) who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves.

Scholarships are awarded to current UW juniors and seniors having a clear goal based on their academic merit and extra-curricular activities. Scholarships will be open to all full-time students, including transfer students, particularly those from community colleges.

The 1954 Reunion Committee offers several examples of what is meant by enrichment. Examples might include students who plan foreign study and those seeking to study or work in our communities with the most need. A plus factor will be for those students who have arranged such experiences with a partner agency sharing support.

Funding may be used to support activities engaged in during summer quarter.

Eligibility
Eligible students must:
  1. Be full-time enrolled juniors or seniors during the 2018-2019 academic year (graduating seniors are eligible if enrolled full time in spring 2019),
  2. Have at least a 3.3 grade point average,
  3. Have financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office, and
  4. Be able to demonstrate involvement in and relevance of extra-curricular activities to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Activities might include experiences such as: study abroad, study or work or service within communities, research, internships, leadership or other experiential activities. Preference is given to those students who have arranged such experiences with a partner agency sharing support.
  5. Students from all disciplines will be considered for this scholarship, and should be able to articulate their academic and/or professional goals.
Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • Us Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
Procedure
To apply, complete the online Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship Application, which is available at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/543. It will include:
  • An unofficial copy of your most recent UW transcript and transfer transcript (if you have transferred to the UW in 2018-2019 academic year);
  • Curriculum Vitae (list of honors, awards, service, research, scholarships, work, etc.);
  • A brief project statement: The 1954 Reunion Committee looks for students engaging in specific activities or projects that enrich society and themselves. Examples might include students who plan foreign study and those seeking to study or work in their communities. Preference is given to those students who have arranged such experiences with a partner agency sharing support. Please give a brief description (300 words max) of your proposed activity/project.
  • A personal statement of 800 words or less further describing your extra-curricular activities and their relevance to your academic, career and/or professional goals. Be sure to include your academic merit as indicated by your involvement in activities relevant to your academic, career and/or professional goals. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans and aspirations. Also discuss what your education will help you to accomplish - for yourself, for society, and/or for the furtherance of your chosen field; and
  • Two letters of recommendation: at least one letter must be from a faculty member who has taught you, which addresses intellectual curiosity, academic potential, and character.  At least one letter should speak in support of your extra-curricular or experiential learning activity: how it is building upon your academic work, further developing leadership skills and/or creating capacity for understanding critical concepts. The letter writers will be asked to upload their letter into the online application. 
The online application also allows students who are eligible to apply for the UW Class of 1957 Scholar Award within the same application. Learn more about that scholarship at: https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/1957.

Contact Information
Emily Smith
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle  WA  98195-2803
Telephone:  206-543-4170
Email: emilys42@uw.edu