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.

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

  • $5,000 Scholarships + industry internship & mentorship
  • Students must have a desire and passion to enter the Fashion Industry.
  • Qualifying students must be enrolled as full-time students at a member FSF college/university. UW is a member FSF university.
  • Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to compete.  Although freshmen do not have an established G.P.A., they may participate in the competition at the recommendation of their university.
  • Seniors must have an expected graduation date of Spring 2016, Summer 2016 or Fall 2016. Seniors graduating Fall 2015 are NOT ELIGIBLE for the competition.
  • Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in a 4.0 G.P.A. system
  • UW Campus Deadline: October 14, 2015

Pelican Water Systems College Scholarship

  • Awards: $500; $1,000; $1,500
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.5
  • Essay: What are some ways to instill a greater sense of urgency with water conservation in young people and what would be the marketing slogan Pelican Water would use to highlight the new campaign?
  • Deadline: October 16, 2015

Mary Gates Endowment For Students

  • Amount: $4,000
  • All UW undergraduates are invited to learn more about the Mary Gates scholarships and how the Mary Gates Endowment for Students can support your ambitions. Most information about the scholarships and the application process can be found on this website, but you can also email us to ask questions or schedule an advising appointment.
  • Leadership Deadline: October 19, 2015
    Research Deadline: October 26, 2015

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

  • New Americans, immigrants or children of immigrants.
  • Each award is a stipend of $25,000 for tuition and academic support and will support up to 2 years of graduate study. Must be a college senior or have completed a bachelors degree.
  • Must be 31 years of age.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2015

Student Veterans of America

  • All student veterans holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • America (SVA) is offering more than $160,000 in scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year
  • Deadline: November 2, 2015

The McKenzie Law Firm Legacy Planning Scholarship

  • Scholarship Award: $1,000
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to Veterans
  • Essay: What would you want your legacy to be?
  • Deadline: November 29, 2015

Good 360 Sustainablity Scholarship

  • Interest in sustainability and the environment
  • Open to all majors
  • $1,000 to go towards tuition
  • Deadline: November 30, 2015

APIASF General Scholarship

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, student in the upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Deadline: January 8, 2016

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

  • 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
  • Deadline:  January 13, 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