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.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

  • Support minorities enrolled in technical sciences or engineering degrees.
  • Enrolled full-time student with a B average or better.
  • Award amounts $1,000-$10,000
  • Deadline: Sept 30, 2014

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

  • Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Each winner will receive $2,500. Applicant can be considered for an additional $2,500 (a total of $5,000) if qualified as lower middle income.
  • Deadline: Oct 1, 2014

Mary Gates Endowment

  • $4,000 scholarship paid over 2 quarters ($2,000 each).
  • Research Scholarships enable students from a wide range of disciplines to deepen their involvement in work with faculty on research, curricular design, the creative arts, and other forms of scholarly endeavor. 
  • Leadership Scholarships are designed to foster students' growth as leaders by supporting them to pursue a challenge or project, often focused on public service in the community or on campus. 
  • Venture Scholarships enable ambitious students to undertake imaginative and risky ventures of their own design.
  • Leadership Deadline: October 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
  • Research Deadline: October 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

  • Students must have a desire and passion to enter the Fashion Industry
  • $5,000 Scholarships + industry internship & mentorship
  • Eligible students must be a current sophomore, junior or senior. Seniors must have an expected graduation date of Spring 2015, Summer 2015 or Fall 2015. Seniors graduating Fall 2014 are NOT ELIGIBLE for the competition.Overall
  • G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in a 4.0 G.P.A. system (Transcript to be submitted).
  • UW application deadline: Oct. 15, 2014  UW online application form

Carlson Civic Fellowship

  • The Carlson Civic Fellowship is a two-quarter community-based leadership development fellowship for undergraduate students at the UW.  Through this program, the Carlson Center partners with community-based organizations to provide project-based, leadership development opportunities for students enrolled in the fellowship program. 
  • The goal of the fellowship is to develop civically-minded community leaders dedicated to social change.
  • Receive a $2,500 stipend distributed in two equal installments during Winter and Spring Quarters.
  • Deadline: Oct 23, 2014


Other Resources

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