Global Initiatives: Study Abroad

UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship

The next deadline is Friday, November 13, 2016 at midnight for students studying abroad in Winter or Spring quarter programs. The application typically opens 3-4 weeks before the deadline.

The UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship helps to offset travel expenses required to participate in a study abroad program. Applicants must be current UW Bothell undergraduates enrolled full-time, residents of Washington State, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and commit to promoting study abroad opportunities among UW Bothell students upon their return as a Study Abroad Ambassador. Awards range from $500 to $2,000.


Above: Kendall Wiggins in Machu Pic­chu, Peru. Read about her experiences studying and traveling in South America on the Voices from Around the World blog.

Selection Criteria

Students will be selected for the UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship based on the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment in a UW Bothell undergraduate degree program, including the quarter following study abroad.
  • Washington State residency.
  • Acceptance into an academically relevant, credit-earning study abroad program (not required at the time of application).
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Track record of contribution to UW Bothell campus community.
  • Commitment to promoting study abroad and other international enrichment opportunities among UW Bothell students.
  • Preference will be given to first time applicants.

Application Process

Applications are submitted online via Catalyst. You will be asked to provide:

  • Basic personal information
  • Resume
  • Copy of most recent transcript
  • Brief description of study abroad program, including location, program dates, program type, and relevance to current course of study and future goals (up to 300 words).
  • Study abroad program budget, including estimated airfare expenses.
  • Essay describing how you plan to promote study abroad and other international enrichment opportunities among UW Bothell students (up to 800 words).
  • One letter of recommendation from a UW Bothell faculty or staff member who can attest to your contribution to the UW Bothell campus community. Letters, in hard or electronic copy, should be submitted to:

    Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives
    18115 Campus Way NE, Box 358555
    Bothell, WA 98011


Complete your application and submit all supporting materials by the following dates:

  • Friday, November 13, 2016 at midnight for programs starting during Winter and Spring Quarters
  • Sunday, February 21, 2017 at midnight for programs during Spring Quarter
  • Sunday, April 17, 2017 at midnight for programs starting during Summer Quarter and Early Fall
  • Friday, June 26, 2016 at midnight for programs starting during Early Fall and Autumn Quarter

Late applicants will not be accepted. 

Notification and Disbursement

Award recipients will be notified by e-mail within four to six weeks of the deadline and their names may be announced publicly via UW Bothell media and publications. Funds will be credited to the recipients' UWB tuition statement in the quarter following their study abroad program, via the Office of Financial Aid.


Meet the Ambassadors here

Contact Us

Global Initiatives

Study Abroad Advising
Student Success Center, UW1-160

Natalia Dyba, Director


Kelsey Bolinger and Cecilee Fernandez 

Student Advisors

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