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.

Graduate Study in the UK

  • The Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes scholarships are the most prestigious merit scholarships that provide funding for students interested in attending graduate school in the UK.
  • Competitive applicants are US citizens with a 3.7 GPA and a record of leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities (academic, research, internships, service, study abroad), who have obtained a baccalaureate degree by the start of the grant.
  • International students may apply for the Gates Cambridge and the Rhodes Scholarships.
  • Some age restrictions may apply.
  • UW Internal Deadline: April 15, 2014

UWB General Scholarship

  • Multiple scholarships ranging from $750-$2,000 awarded to UWB students across all disciplines based on financial need, GPA, and contributions to the community. International students are welcome to apply.
  • Deadline: April 18, 2014

Ronald E. McNair Program

  • Assists underrepresented students in preparing for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, low-income, first-generation, African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native American, UW students with at least one year of undergraduate study remaining, with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD.
  • Application Deadline: April 18, 2014

Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • Funded by the Chester Fritz Endowment.
  • Applicants must UW students be majoring in the Humanities and Social Sciences and have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Deadline: April 24, 2014

GO! Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • Funded by the WA Legislature to support students with financial need to study abroad.
  • Applicants must be WA residents eligible for Husky Promise or a Federal Pell Grant
  • Deadline: April 24, 2014

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: May 15, 2014

Washington Trail Blazers Scholarship

  • S1,000 award to students who are pursuing a career that will improve the management of wilderness, natural resources and fisheries in the Washington State mountains.
  • Open to students in their undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Local Deadline: May 15, 2014

Library Research Award for Undergraduates

  • $1,000 awards offered to undergraduate student who have done excellent research and show creative use of scholarly materials.
  • All UW students who have completed projects in Spring Quarter 2012 through Spring Quarter 2013 are eligible. Projects must be part of UW course credit, for the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) or the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Campus Deadline:  May 19, 2014


Other Resources

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