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.

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 Meena Vashee Scholarship (see link below for application)

  • Amount: $2,000
  • UW Undergraduate students who are survivors of domestic violence or are the children of domestic violence survivors. Candidates for the scholarship must provide confidential, independent and verifiable documentation that they are victims of domestic violence or the children of such victims. Source documentation can include but is not limited to: police and court records, confirmation from mental health providers, physicians and caseworkers. In all cases all documentation will be held in strict confidence.
  • The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. For the application, click here
  • Deadline: October 5, 2015

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

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

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