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Mary Gates Endowment For Students

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!


Please note that the maximum length of application essays has been slightly increased.  The new limit is 1,200 words and no more than four pages (double-spaced, in 12-point font or equivalent, standard margins).  One additional page may be included for references, figures, images, etc.

DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS (Beginning September 9th)

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm

(Please check in at the EXPD front desk in MGH 171.  Excludes quarter breaks.)



  • Autumn 2014

Application Website Open: September 15th, 2014
Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one): 
                     September |
                                   29th - TBA
                                   30th - TBA
                           October |            
                                     1st - TBA
                                    2nd - TBA
Leadership Application Workshop:
October 7th, 2014 - TBA 
Research Application Workshops (select one): 
October |
               8th - TBA
             14th - TBA
Leadership Deadline: October 13th,2014 @ 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline: October 20th, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.

  • WINTER 2015

Application Website Open: December 15th, 2014
Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one):
Leadership Application Workshop:
Research Application Workshops (select one): 
Leadership Deadline: TBA

Research Deadline: TBA

  • SPRING 2015

Applications are not accepted in Spring quarters.