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. The below list of scholarships are just a sample of upcoming scholarships. Please look in the UW scholarship database for a much more extensive list.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • Post-graduate opportunity, funded by the US Department of State, to spend a year abroad doing research, graduate studies, or teach English in over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Applicants must be US citizens in good health who will have completed a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant. They must have a high level of academic or professional achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and a well-designed project proposal. Foreign language proficiency may be required.
  • To get started, attend one of the Fulbright events this spring and schedule an advising appointment to discuss your specific interests.
  • UW Application Deadline: September 7, 2016. National Deadline: October 10, 2016.
  • For more information check out this presentation

Luce Scholars Program

  • Provides fully-funded year-long placements in Asia, including stipends, language training, and tailored work assignment, for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia.
  • Applicants must be US citizens under 30, in good health, who will have completed a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant.
  • UW Application Deadline: September 7, 2016.

Other Resources

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

Mary Gates Scholarships

Fulbright Program

Campus Nominations

UWB Scholarships