Mary Gates Endowment For Students

Networking & Support Resources for Leadership Projects/Activities

Departments & Programs On Campus

Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center
Become involved in your community and complement your education at the university through Service Learning, GEN ST 350 and other public service opportunities.

Riverways Education Partnership
Volunteer with primary and secondary students as a tutor or mentor, learn about particular educational topics through Inner Pipeline seminars, and work on literacy projects with rural communities in Washington through Alternative Spring Break.

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) helps UW undergraduates develop the tools and personal insights necessary to match their goals with local and national merit-based scholarship opportunities. National scholarship opportunities include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and many others.

UW Leaders
Attend workshops, hear special guest speakers, engage in internships, and apply leadership skills through service in the University and community.

Dream Project
Help first-generation and low-income high school students attend college while learning about important social issues through a unique, hands-on experience.

Clubs & Special Activities on Campus

Mary Gates Community of Scholars
Meet new people, learn about other students’ work, and build a connection with current & former UW students who are involved in exciting studies, activities, and careers. Help plan special events, and have fun!

Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW)
Learn more about the governing body for undergraduate students on campus and ways that you can become involved.

Student Clubs and Organizations
Meet university students, share common interests, and have fun outside the classroom by joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO).

UW Common Book
Read the UW Common Book and engage in the themes and ideas of the book with other students and faculty through classes, discussion, events, and activities.

Danz & Walker-Ames Lecture Series
Attend free lectures on topics as varied as race, sexuality, human rights and greed.

Experimental College
Expand your interests by taking one of hundreds of fun, non-credit classes in topics as varied as dance, massage, stage and screen, language and literature.

Networking & Support Resources Off Campus

Leadership for a Changing World
Leadership for a Changing World seeks to recognize, strengthen and support leaders and to highlight the importance of community leadership in improving people’s lives. The program seeks to confirm that resourceful leaders are bringing about positive change in virtually every community. Visit the website to see some of the amazing things that ordinary people are accomplishing every day in their community and become involved.

United Way of King County’s Board Connections
Serve on a non-profit board. Board service is a great way to develop leadership skills, share your professional expertise with nonprofit organizations and feel more involved with your community. United Way of King County’s Board Connections helps you prepare for and find the board opportunity that best suits your needs and interests.

Seattle Works: Building Community Involvement
Seattle Works hopes to help create and sustain a thriving Seattle community by informing, connecting, and inspiring people in their 20s and 30s to take action in their community. Seattle Works connects young people to volunteer and leadership opportunities, and provides a social network for people in their 20s and 30s in the Seattle area. Action Without Borders has over 59,000 nonprofit and community organizations in over 165 countries. Find volunteer, intern, event, and career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad! Post your own organization or event on and advertise to thousands of people around the world.

Volunteer Match
Search for a place to volunteer or post a volunteer opportunity for your organization! Volunteer Match strives to use technology to open volunteer opportunities for people throughout the country, strengthening civil society.