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.

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award

  • $2,500 award recognizing individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and committed to civic participation
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree
  • Deadline: April 18, 2016

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

  • Scholarship covers tuition, fees and a monthly stipend to students pursing primary health care professions.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in degree programs such as Medicine, Dentistry, Nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife or physician assistant. Open to seniors or graduate students who are also US citizen. 
  • Recipients of award are to commit to providing health care to communities in need after graduation.
  • National Deadline: April 28, 2016

My Project Lamps Scholarship

  • $500 from My Projector Lamps, the leading online retailer of projector lamps, bulbs, and TV projection lamps in the United States
  • Applicants must create a one page essay detailing their ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms.
  • The topic of this essay is to explore modern teaching methods and propose specific ideas for visual and interactive presentation in K-12 classrooms for improved knowledge retention
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Deadline: May 1, 2016

Sertoma Scholarship for Students who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf

  • $1,000 for students who are hard of hearing or deaf is to cover tuition, books and supplies
  • Applicants must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT of 40dB or greater in both ears, be US citizens, and have at least a 3.2 GPA
  • Deadline: May 1, 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