Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Upcoming Merit Scholarships

Check this page often for news about upcoming merit scholarships. Deadlines are usually posted at least a month in advance to give you plenty of time to prepare your application. The below list of scholarships are just a sample of upcoming scholarships. Please look in the UW scholarship database for a much more extensive list.

Global Health Scholarship

  • $3,000 merit-based scholarship
  • For nursing, public health or medicine students
  • Selection based on: GPA (min 3.2); Extra-curricular activities; Employment history
  • Deadline: July 15, 2015

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

  • Award: 2- $10,000 and 4- $5,000
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering future science scholars an opportunity to win scholarship funding for the Fall 2015 semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the Fall 2015 semester to qualify for this scholarship.
  • A declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field. Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Deadline: July 27, 2015

Freedom of Speech Scholarship

  • 2 Awards: $1,000 scholarship with no specific major requirements.
  • Write a 500+ word essay on “Freedom of Speech makes America Great”
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Deadline: August 1, 2015

Greater Minds Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship with no specific major requirements (accepted or enrolled)
  • Have a minimum GPA of a 3.0
  • Have been affected by Medical Malpractice either personally or through a close relation
  • Deadline: August 15, 2015

Just Porter’s Creator’s Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship with no specific major requirements (accepted or enrolled)
  • Essay question: How does your creativity help change in the world for the better? How has creativity helped define who you are?
  • Deadline: August 31, 2015

Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Current undergraduate or graduate Business student seeking to enter a marketing field focused around customer engagement or research.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Deadline: October 1, 2015

Psychology Access Scholarship

  • $600 Annual Scholarship
  • Students pursuing a Bachelors or Master's degree specifically in the areas of Psychology, Counseling, Therapy or Social Work.
  • Minimum GPA 3.2
  • Essay: How do you think social media will change psychology over the next ten years?
  • Deadline: October 1, 2015

Asian Women In Business Scholarship

  • Demonstrated a leadership role in a community endeavor and/or a record of entrepreneurial achievement.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Award: $2,500 plus an additional $2,500 (for a total of $5,000) may be awarded to applicants that have fulfilled the leadership requirements and can also demonstrate financial need.
  • Deadline: October 1, 2015

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

GMS 2016 Application will open on August 1, 2015. To be eligible for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program students must:

  • Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American;  
  • Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or earned a GED;
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
  • Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;
  • Enroll for the first time at a U.S. located , accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time, degree seeking, first year student
  • Deadline:  January 13, 2016

 

Other Resources

For a more comprehensive, chronological listing of scholarships, check out one of the following: