Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards


2020 Scholarship Fair

Wednesday, January 15
11:00-1:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB Street)

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.

Participating Scholarships & Programs

Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

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.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes eight weeks of summer intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

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.

Gilman Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 for students who are U.S. citizens and federal Pell Grant recipients to study abroad.

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards over $50,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students at the University of Washington. The awards are available to students at multiple stages of education and experience, from incoming freshmen to senior graduate students. Individual award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000. Students at any of the University of Washington campuses (Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma) are welcome to apply. The Bridges Center is oriented around supporting students that are engaged in labor-oriented research, or community and social justice work.

Jumpstart at the University of Washington

Jumpstart Corps members implement the Jumpstart curriculum in preschool classrooms throughout South Seattle.The Jumpstart curriculum focuses on enriching oral language experiences for children – including intentional attention paid to children’s emotional language skills, such as labeling and understanding feelings. Members commit to serve on a team with 4-6 peers and work directly with preschool students for 300 hours throughout the academic year. Members work with local Jumpstart Site Managers on training, session planning, service opportunities, and more.

Jumpstart teams allow classrooms to reduce the student-to-teacher ratio to 4:1 in almost every Jumpstart classroom, enabling children to receive an individualized learning experience and develop nurturing relationships with caring adults. Through the Jumpstart program, UW students gain essential training, skills, and practical experience to be better prepared for the workforce and augment their undergraduate education.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Each year, the program awards up to 100 high-achieving students with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including full-time master’s and doctoral students. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by early September, and separately apply to the graduate degree program you wish to pursue. Information on this year’s application process, eligibility, and deadlines is available on the Knight-Hennessy Scholars website.

Laboratory Medicine/Medical Laboratory Science Program

Medical Laboratory Science is a BS degree program on the UW Seattle campus. It is the only undergraduate degree in the School of Medicine and has been on campus for almost 75 years. The MLS alumni are highly sought after for employment and this 4-year degree includes clinical rotation internships that are arranged for the students in the 4th year.

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 graduate 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.

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.

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.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Scholars may pursue any full-time postgraduate degree offered by the University of Oxford,, for a duration of 2-3 years.

Scan|Design Fellowship

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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.

Seattle Branch of the American Association of University Women

AAUW-Seattle scholarships may be granted to women with financial need graduating from North Seattle College, Seattle Central College or South Seattle College and who will be transferring to the UW (or other WA public 4-year university). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. If an applicant’s tuition will be covered by a Washington College Grant, the scholarship will go toward books and living expenses. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000.

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

The Stroum Center will be sharing information about four opportunities:

  1. Opportunity Grants: Fund undergrads and grad students interested in research funding and study abroad related to Jewish Studies, Israel Studies and Sephardic Studies.
  2. Graduate Fellowships: Yearlong fellowships for grad students pursuing research in Jewish Studies, Israel Studies and Sephardic Studies.
  3. Holocaust Paper Prize: Awarded annually to an undergraduate academic paper written about the Holocaust.
  4. Israel Studies Grants: Awarded to graduate students whose academic research is directly related to modern Israel, or who are conducting research in Israel.

Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program will present information on research scholarships, summer programs and conference travel awards.

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 Scholarships

The Department of History offers scholarships and awards totaling approximately $200,000 annually for undergraduate history majors. We award many quarters of resident tuition to history majors each year. We will also fund multi-quarter resident tuition awards, paper prizes and book awards. Additionally, we have a scholarship for studying abroad. Students need not be history majors to earn the study abroad award.

UW Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Fellowships and Awards can provide general information about graduate student funding at the University of Washington. We also provide advising support for and publicize nationally competitive fellowship/scholarship opportunities for graduate and professional students. Finally, we also have our own endowment funds with which we award fellowships to continuing graduate students each year, including funding for conducting international research and dissertation writing.

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.

UW School of Medicine Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a 6 week residential summer enrichment program for URM/disadvantaged students interested in the health professions.

UW School of Medicine and the Health Professions Recruitment Collaborative

UW Study Abroad

UW Study Abroad offers many scholarships for students pursuing programs run through UW Study Abroad.

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.
The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium also offers the Astronaut Scholarship, which was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting some of the very best science and engineering college students. Scholarship candidates must be nominated by faculty members and studying engineering, a natural or applied science, or mathematics.

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.

Yenching Academy of Peking University

The Yenching AcademyThe Yenching Academy of Peking University is a fully-funded, two-year, interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies with research concentrations in economics & management, history & archaeology, law & society, literature & culture, philosophy & religion, and politics & international relations. A combination of required courses, electives, and Academy-supported research opportunities will give Yenching graduates nuanced and sophisticated understandings of China and its changing role in the world.