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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!


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.


Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 PM

Students who cannot attend drop-in advising hours should email to schedule an appointment.

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

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



Leadership Scholarship
Application Open: TBD
Application Deadline: TBD

Research Scholarship 

Application Open: TBD
Application Deadline: TBD


Writers’ Blocks

This is an opportunity for students applying to any scholarship (e.g. Mary Gates, Beinecke, Boren, DAAD, GO! Truman, etc.) to get some informal writing time. There are advisers and other students on deck to provide you with any feedback on your essay drafts. Come check it out!

When: TBA

Where: MGH 171

Pre-registration is requested but all are welcome!