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.

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

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

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. 27, 2014 (new extended date)  UW online application form

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship

  • Encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.
  • Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.
  • Award amounts range from $2,500 to $4,500
  • Deadline: Oct, 31, 2014

Truman Scholarhsip

  • The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to actively involved student leaders pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.  Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.  The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2014 from 1:00 – 1:50pm
    UWS 173Q MGH
  • Campus Deadline: Nov 6, 2014

Amazon Student Scholarship

  • Must be an Amazon Student Member.
  • 50 Amazon Student members will each receive a $5,000 scholarship toward tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks in the form of an Gift card.
  • The scholarship is merit based. Awards will be based on GPA, community service and leadership experience.
  • Deadline: Nov 20, 2014


Other Resources

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