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.

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 material..
  • 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

Liberal Arts Student Essay Contest

  • Two awards available. First place $1000, Second place $750.
  • 500 words maximum.
  • Essay prompt “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
  • Submit essays to
  • Deadline: April 25, 2014 by 5:00pm


Other Resources

For a more comprehensive, chronological listing of scholarships, check out one of the following: