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.

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship

  • $4,000, paid over two quarters, to pursue an independent project that develops leadership skills.
  • Open to full-time UW undergraduate students. International students are welcome to apply.
  • Deadline: January 25, 2016

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

  • One year fellowship designed to develop a network of young leaders who have a passion for health care justice. Fellows will start in August of 2016 and spend a year working for Families in Washington, DC.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Fellow will work in a health policy department and, through writing, research and outreach, assists our organization's efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans. 
  • Selected fellow will work in Washington D.C, receive an annual salary of $38,000 including health care benefits.
  • Deadline: January 29, 2016

Mary Gates Research Scholarship

  • $4,000, paid over two quarters, to conduct research with a UW faculty member.
  • Open to full-time UW undergraduate students. International students are welcome to apply.
  • Deadline: February 1, 2016

Husky 100

  • Info Session: January 6, 2015 from 11:00am-12:00pm : UW1-103
  • The Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at the UW
  • Award offers opportunities throughout the following academic year to expand networks with UW students, alumni, faculty, staff and business leaders. Membership in an exclusive LinkedIn group that will help build connections with employers
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing and not on academic probation, as determined by the Office of the Registrar
  • Applicants must be juniors and seniors by credits earned or matriculated graduate students
  • Deadline: February 2, 2016 at 5:30pm

Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program in Washington, DC

  • The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs
  • Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must be US citizens, juniors, seniors or recent graduates, with a 3.2+ GPA
  • Deadline: February 3, 2016

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

  • One Year Fellowship designed to advance social justice through health care advocacy work by focusing on the unique challenges facing many low-income and minority communities. Fellows will start in August of 2016 and spend a year working for Families in Washington, DC.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • The Wellstone Fellow’s primary responsibilities include performing research into health policy and developing content that promotes the reduction and elimination of disparities in health care.
  • Selected fellow will work in Washington D.C, receive an annual salary of $38,000 including health care benefits.
  • Deadline: February 12, 2016

C. E. Boucher

  • $3,000 scholarship is available to honor and support Engineering students studying at University of Washington
  • Apply through the WashBoard
  • Deadline: March 1, 2016

Walter H. Meyer - Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship

  • $5,000 scholarship is available to non-traditional students working towards an undergraduate
  • Undergraduate students must be over 24 years 
  • Graduate students must be over 30 years old
  • Apply through the WashBoard
  • Deadline: March 1, 2016  

Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship

  • $500-$2,500 scholarship available to support students of color who pursue college careers in journalism. This one-time scholarship and recipients are able to reapply
  • Established to honor Patricia Fisher, a Puget Sound native, journalist, educator and role model
  • Apply through the WashBoard
  • Deadline: March 16, 2016

Webucator Scholarships for Computer Science Students

  • $1,000 scholarships to support students who are studying Computer Science and who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science.
  • Scholarships are not limited to students who plan to go into the field of computer science and open to all students who study computer science with the intention of using the knowledge gained to provide leadership in their chosen field.
  • Student must be enrolled full time, with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • They must have completed at least one computer science class* with a grade of at least 3.4 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  • Applicants must have concrete plans to take at least one computer science class in the upcoming school year and also agree that Webucator may announce his/her name and college on its website and social media.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2016

Other Resources

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

Mary Gates Scholarships

Fulbright Program

Campus Nominations

UWB Scholarships