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UW Aid and Scholarships

Suggested Scholarships

Some scholarship opportunities to consider include:
UW Scholarships, External Scholarships, and Travel Scholarships

 

UW Scholarships
 

UWB General Scholarship
Deadlines: October, April
Multiple scholarships ranging from $750-$3,500 are awarded to UW Bothell students across all disciplines based on financial need and merit. International students are welcome to apply.
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Fritz & Boeing International Research or Study Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: February
These one-quarter grants provide support to UW graduate students doing international research or study. These fellowships are available to fund research and/or study periods of one quarter (three full months) abroad during the 2013-2014 year (summer 2013 through spring 2014). These awards do not support faculty-led UW study abroad programs.
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GO Health Fellowship (Global Opportunities Health Fellowship)
Deadline: February
The GO Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident at the University of Washington so that they may gain valuable international fieldwork experience in global health. The funds have been generously provided by donors committed to the education of global health professionals from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.
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Thomas Francis, Jr., Global Health Fellowship
Deadline: March
The Thomas Francis, Jr., Global Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate or professional students across disciplines at UW to do problem-solving practice in other cultures, usually developing countries. The fellowship, started in 2008, has been awarded to students in law, geography, public health, social welfare, engineering, public policy, epidemiology, and statistics. Students have studied in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Uganda.
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UW Retirement Association (UWRA) Fellowship in Aging
Deadline: February
The Graduate School is pleased to announce a competition for a fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year made possible through the generosity of the University of Washington UWRA. The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the standard PDTA 2 level (currently $1761/month).
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External Scholarships


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships

Deadlines: November – January
AAUW offers several fellowships for women – US citizens and students of other nationalities – to pursue graduate studies in all disciplines. Some preference is given to women of color.
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Betty Jane Narver Fellowship
Deadlines: September
The Fellowship honors the legacy of Betty Jane Narver and her commitment to public service. This unique opportunity for future policy leaders is entering its second year, continuing to honor her legacy by increasing the diversity of voices in state policy debates.
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship
Deadlines: April
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
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Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Deadline: January
Full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program, including an academic component, that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. Placements begin in September. Around 70 fellows are selected each year.
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Davis Putter Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April
The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. We also evaluate the applicant’s financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant.
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Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
Deadline: January
Annual stipend plus tuition, renewable for up to three years, for graduate students in social sciences, humanities, or natural sciences. Applicants must be US citizens, show "outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study”, and have financial need. Preference is given to applicants with scholarly pursuits.
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Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship
Deadline: January
Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented business, law, policy, and education graduate students with diverse professional backgrounds and helps them launch high-level education leadership careers through the Graduate School Fellowship. There are two placements for the Graduate School Fellowship - the 10-week summer placement and the yearlong placement.
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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Deadline: See organization website
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.
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Frame My Future Scholarship
Deadline: May
The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is a chance to show the world just how creative you can be. This contest does not require you to fill out long extensive forms and our requirements are very simple.
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Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Deadline: July
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.
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Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Scholarships and Grants
Deadline: June
Graduate students are eligible for grants of $1,500-$2,500, for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The primary purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses. A broad range of research-related expenses can be covered, including travel costs and living expenses while traveling.
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Humane Studies Fellowships
Deadline: March
Graduate students are eligible for grants of $1,500-$2,500, for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The primary purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses. A broad range of research-related expenses can be covered, including travel costs and living expenses while traveling.
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The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award
Deadline: June
The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.
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The Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program
Deadline: April
The Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program is coordinated by the Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to protecting and improving health, promoting social justice, and sustaining access to health care and other vital human services, and located in the Presidio, in San Francisco, California.
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National Park Service - Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: February
The fellowship programs are designed primarily to provide funding for graduate students, but may also be appropriate for college faculty, undergraduates, agency scientists, and private-sector researchers. A researcher may submit an application requesting up to $8000 to be used over one or two years. More than one fellowship are offered by each program.
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The National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: November
The National Science Foundation funds three years of financial support over a five year period, including a $30,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 annual cost of education allowance, for graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, as well as psychology and the social sciences. Students must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents, enrolled in a research focused Master’s or Ph.D. program that is supported by the NFS by Fall 2013 and have completed no more than twelve months of full time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2013.
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The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship Fund
Deadline: April
The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa.
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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November
Thirty awards annually of $20,000 + tuition for New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen field. Applicants must be green card holders, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizens, 31 years old or younger, and pursuing graduate studies.
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Pride Foundation and The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Award
Deadline: January
Pride Foundation and The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) award scholarships to build leadership and promote diversity in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally communities. Scholarships may be used for any post-secondary education including nontraditional degrees, trade or technical programs, community colleges, four-year public and private universities, and accredited certificate programs.
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Public Service Fellows Program
Deadline: Trimester cycle: March, July, October
The Public Service Fellows program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.
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Walter H. Meyer - Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March
This $5,000 scholarship is directed specifically to returning adult students who are either attending or prepared to attend a 2- or 4-year public or private university, at the graduate or undergraduate level. If attending at the undergraduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 24. If attending at the graduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 30.
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Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) Scholarship
Deadline: May
For students pursing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Public Policy with a desire to work in City/County Management. Awards students $2,000 towards your 2012-2013 education and $500 towards WCMA Summer Conference attendance, August 13-16, 2013 at Port Townsend, Washington. Mentoring by an active professional city or county manager.
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William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Deadline: March, July, November
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
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Travel Scholarships
 

Fulbright US Student Program UW Internal
Deadline: September
Post-baccalaureate opportunity, funded by the US Department of State, to spend a year abroad doing research, graduate studies, or teach English in over 155 countries worldwide. Applicants must be US citizens who demonstrate academic merit and leadership.
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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships and Internships
Deadline: January
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a variety of opportunities for Americans to study, conduct research, or work in Germany, including graduate study abroad scholarships, summer study programs, and research internships in science and engineering. Proficiency in German may be required.
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Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Deadline: February
Up to seven $20,000 fellowships awarded annually to UW graduate students for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. They must travel for a minimum of eight months in at least six countries in two or more major regions of the world. Preference will be given to candidates without extensive international travel experience.
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Did You Know?

More than 8,000 of UW Bothell's 14,000 alumni live and work in King and Snohomish counties.