Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

UWB Award Recipients

We’re proud to recognize the following UWB recipients of merit-based scholarships, fellowships and awards. Congratulations!

2013-2014 Academic Year

Leadership

  • Bren Hammond, Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Nursing
    Project: "Empowering Future Diverse Nursing Students"
  • Aspasea McKenna, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant
    Class of 2013, Business
    Placement: Indonesia
  • Teresa Polendo, Zonta International Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Society Ethics and Human Behavior
  • Hillary Sanders, Association for Women in Communications Scholarship
    Class of 2016, Global Studies, Media and Communication Studies

  • Tabitha Schliesman, Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
    Class of 2014, Community Psychology
    Placement: Takamatsu Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan
  • Jessica Velasquez, Leadership 1000 Scholarship
    Class of 2016, Society Ethics and Human Behavior

Research

  • Tyler Bannon, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Electrical Engineering
    Project: "Development of low power consuming flexible large-area OLED with enhanced light extraction efficiency"
  • Colin Feng, UW Bothell Founder’s Fellow Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Biology
    Project: "Analyzing Genotype Frequencies in an Evolved Syntrophic Co-culture"
  • Tiarra Fentress, UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates
    Class of 2015, American and Ethnic Studies
    Project: "Retention of African American Women in Higher Education: Dismantling Accommodations through Sustainable Empowering Pedagogy"
  • Taylor Frazier, UW Bothell Founder’s Fellow Scholarship
    Class of 2015, Law, Economics and Public Policy
    Project: "Kindering: A Program Model of Successful Development for Children with Disabilities"
  • Brendan Korb, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Biology
    Project: "Myeloid Leukemia Cells"
  • Dan Lombardo, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Biology
    Project: "Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Seasonal Wetland Crow Roost"
  • Jessica Manfredi, Mary Gates Research Scholarship, Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
    Placement: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    Class of 2014, Global Studies; Law, Economics and Public Policy
    Project:"Feminization of Brain-Drain: (Re) formulating Gender Identities of Mexican and Caribbean Migrant Women"
  • Jenia Ostrovskaya, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Biology
    Project: "Planarians Do Not Require Light Stimulus for Functional Regeneration of Photoreceptors"
  • Keith Rawson, UW Bothell Founder’s Fellow Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Computer Science and Software Engineering
    Project: "Characterization of Co-evolution, Adaptation and Diversification in a Model Microbial Mutualism: Computational Approaches to Discover Genome  Dynamics"
  • Anthony Stillman, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2015, Biology
    Project: "Healthcare Teams in the Wake of Disruptions"
  • Brooke Sullateskee, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Community Psychology
    Project: "Listen to the Youth: Understanding the Medical Care Needs of High Risk Youth"
  • Jiansheng (Jarvis) Xu, Mary Gates Research Scholarship, UW Bothell Founder’s Fellow Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Business Administration
    Project: "When Things Go Wrong for Teams: Studying Team Disruptions"

Study Abroad

  • Jamie Clark, UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship
    Class of 2017, CUSP
    Program: Globalization and the Societies of Southeast Asia
     
  • Damian Kashfia, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    Class of 2015, Global Studies
    Program: Bogazici University Exchange
     
  • Luis Olazabal, GO! Scholarship
    Class of 2016, Media and Communications
    Program: Spanish Cadiz
  • Kimberlye Parker, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    Class of 2016, Global Studies
    Program: CIEE Communications, Business, and Political Economy Program in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Matthew Rice, UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship
    Class of 2015, Global Studies
    Program: Honors Exchange with University of Maastricht
  • Shada Shomali, UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship
    Class of 2016, CUSP
    Program: CHID San Sebastián: The Basques and the "Glocal"
  • Kenneth Vallester, UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship
    Class of 2016, CUSP
    Program: Globalization and the Societies of Southeast Asia
  • Eleanor Wort, UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship
    Class of 2015, Computer Systems and Software
    Program: CHID San Sebastián: The Basques and the "Glocal"

UWB General Scholarship Winners

2012-2013 Academic Year

Leadership

  • Emily Christian, Fulbright Award, International Education Administrators Program
    Role: Interim Director of Student Services
    Project: STEM programs and best practices in career development in Germany and France
  • Yekaterina Klepanchuk, 2013-14 Coro Fellow in Public Affairs
    Class of 2013, Global Studies
    Placement: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Aspasea McKenna, 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University
    Class of 2013, Business
    Project: "Using soccer as a development tool to increase primary education rates, combat poverty and break down gender and inter-ethnic divides"
  • Christopher Nelson, Mary Gates Venture Scholarship
    Class of 2013, Nursing
    Project: "Policy Recommendations for Greenlandic and Danish Nursing"
     
  • Alejandra Perez, Leadership 1000 Scholarship, Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship
    Class of 2016, Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior
    Project: "Beyond Dreaming: Scholarship List for Undocumented Students in Washington State"

Research

  • Cherry Banks, American Education Research Association Fellow
    Role: Professor of Education
    Research Focus: Multicultural Education
  • Paulette Costanza, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2013, Environmental Studies
    Project: "Linking People, Highlands, and Climate: Climate change on high-elevation socio-ecological systems in the tropical Andes"
     
  • Ty Edwards, Fulbright Research/Study Grant
    Class of 2013, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies
    Project: "Support Services for International Student Populations in Higher Education", University of British Columbia, Canada
     
  • Dan Jaffe, Fulbright Scholar
    Role: Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    Placement: Distinguished Chair in Environmental Sciences at the Parthenope, University of Naples, Italy
  • Marcus Johnson, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2013, Global Studies
    Project: "The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the US and Abroad"
  • Rena Kawasaki, UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates
    Class of 2013, Community Psychology
    Project: "How Language Use Indicates Acculturation and Enculturation Processes of Native Japanese Americans: Examples from the 1946 Issues of Hokubei Hochi"
  • Rachel Kearns, NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    Class of 2014, Biology
    Placement: Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jessica Manfredi, Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
    Class of 2014, Global Studies
    Placement: Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • Christopher Nelson, Fulbright Research/Study Grant
    Class of 2013, Nursing
    Project:"Understanding the Expanded Nursing Scope of Practice in Denmark and Greenland", University of the Arctic Consortium, Denmark
  • Jenia Ostrovskaya, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Biology
    Project: "Planarians Do Not Require Light Stimulus for Functional Regeneration of Photoreceptors"

Study Abroad

  • Ashley Baker, GO! Scholarship
    Class of 2015, Environmental Science
    Program: Environmental Studies in the Ecuadorian Mainland and the Galapagos Islands
  • Shauniece Drayton, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Community Psychology
    Program: Zambia - Student Centered Health Education and Outreach: A Story of Urban and Rural Community Development
  • Meliaokalani Lam, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Environmental Studies
    Program: Peruvian Field Studies: Ecology and Community from the Andes to the Amazon
  • Nykole Mitchell, Fritz Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior
    Program: Disability in Limited Resource Environments Brazil
     
  • Julia Nelson, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
    Class of 2014, Global Studies
    Program: Uppsala University Exchange, Sweden
  • Justin Nygard, CIEE Language Intensive Focus Track (LIFT) Scholarship, Fritz Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Global Studies
    Study Abroad Program: Intensive Chinese Language and Culture, CIEE Study Center in Nanjing, China
  • Sarah Reeves, GO! Scholarship
    Class of 2015, Community Psychology, Environmental Studies
    Program: SIT Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples
  • Christinna Rieken, GO! Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Community Psychology
    Program: Disability in Limited Resource Environments Brazil
  • Christopher Wright, GO! Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Environmental Science
    Program: Environmental Studies in the Ecuadorian Mainland and the Galapagos Islands
  • Michael Wright, Boren Scholarship Alternate, Fritz Scholarship
    Class of 2014, Law, Economics and Public Policy
    Study Abroad Program: The Russian Far East, School of Russian and Asian Studies in Vladivostok, Russia
  • Maggie Yaddoff, GO! Scholarship
    Class of 2016, CUSP
    Program: Natural History of Costa Rica
     
  • Study Abroad Ambassadors, Recipients of UW Bothell Study Abroad Scholarship

Other

  • Janice Laureano, Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
    Class of 2013, Global Studies

UWB General Scholarship Winners

 

2011-2012 Academic Year

Leadership

  • Hung Dang, Fulbright Award, U.S.–Japan International Education Administrators Program
    Role: Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
    Project: To strengthen knowledge of the Japanese education system and student learning styles in order help devise programs to increase the persistence rate of international students visiting the U.S. from Asia

  • Christopher McRae, Edward E. Carlson Leadership Award
    Class of 2012, Community Psychology
    Future Plans: PhD in Family and Community Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at Clemson University
  • Shahrzad Mahmoudi, Association of Women in Computing Scholarship
    Class of 2012, Media and Communication, Minor: Information and Technology 

  • Benjamin Wiselogle, Gates Cambridge Scholarship Nominee
    Class of 2012, Global Studies
    Proposed Program: Master's in Development Studies at University of Cambridge

Research

  • Pundeep Dhunna, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
    Class of 2013, Global Studies
    Research Project: "Ethnic Vietnamese but Cambodian - Ambiguous Identities"
  • Ana Valentina Humphrey, UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship
    Class of 2012, Community Psychology
    Project: "Legal Research Regarding the Value of Cross-Cultural Communication and Cultural Competence"
  • Marcus Johnson, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
    Class of 2013, Global Studies
    Research Project: "Dimensions of Blackness in the Dominican Republic"
  • Mahala Lettvin, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
    Class of 2013, American Studies
    Research Project: "Between Longing and Belonging: Identity Struggles for Chilean exiles in the U.S."
  • Christopher McRae, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2012, Community Psychology
    Project: "Building a Supportive Learning Community: Developing Best Practices for Veterans in Higher Education"
    Advisor: Eric Stewart, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • Ronnie Thibault, Mary Gates Research Scholarship
    Class of 2012, Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior
    Project: "Can Autistics Redefine Autism? The Cultural Politics of Autistic Activism"
    Advisor: Benjamin Gardner, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • Gabriela Wright-Trejo, Mary Gates Scholar, 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
    Class of 2013, Global Studies
    Research Project: "El Motor de Conocimiento: Mercedes Sosa, el conocimiento indigena y la politica involucrada"

Study Abroad

  • Lan Le, GO! Scholarship for Study Abroad
    Class of 2013, Biology
    Program: BNHS India - Health Issues in a Developing Nation Exploration Seminar

Contact Us

Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Student Success Center UW1-160
425.352.3261
meritscholarships@uwb.edu

appt.png