The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

Mary Gates Endowment For Students

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students supports University of Washington undergraduates to become independent learners and community leaders. We encourage students’ development of creative, courageous ideas and efforts. Mary Gates Scholars act with integrity, value inclusivity and impact the world through innovation and service

All UW undergraduates are invited to learn more about the Mary Gates scholarships and how the Mary Gates Endowment for Students can support your ambitions. Most information about the scholarships and the application process can be found on this website, but you can also email us to ask questions or schedule an advising appointment. Click the links on the left to learn more about the scholarships, and start preparing for your next application!

Mary Gates Endowment Celebrating 20 Years

In video highlighting the legacy of the Mary Gates Endowment for Students



Drop-in advising hours are held in Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters. There are no drop-in hours during Summer, finals weeks, or quarter breaks.


Winter 2019

Wednesdays 1-4 PM


Students are strongly encouraged to email questions to or contact Assistant Director, Annabel Cholico at

Students who have previously applied and would like to schedule a feedback appointment to discuss their application should sign up for a meeting on the Mary Gates Endowment Google calendar.

For all other appointments, please email us at listing three dates and times you are available.

For all advising sessions, check in at the EXPD front desk in MGH 171.



Spring 2019

CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholarship

Application Open: NOW OPEN! click here
Application Deadline: Monday, April 8 @ 11:59 PM
Faculty Letter of Recommendation Deadline: Wednesday, April 10th 
Information Session: Thursday, March, 14th at 3:30PM

Monday, March 18th at 2:30PM

Monday, April 1st at 12:30PM


Fall 2019

Leadership Scholarship


Research Scholarship