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Scholarship Program Information Sessions

October 10, 2013, Mary Gates Hall

Please RSVP to attend any of these sessions by clicking here, though drop-ins are always welcome!

Join Marilyn Gray, Assistant Director in UW's Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards, to learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and application process. Undergraduate students and alumni planning for graduate school, as well as current graduate students, are eligible to apply and welcome to attend to learn more.

Join Kevin Rosenbloom, Managing Director for Brand Enhancers Group and UW's ambassador for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, to learn more about the $5,000 YMA Fashion Scholarship. This program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in all fields who have a passion to enter the fashion industry. Previous scholars have included marketing, finance, psychology, and art history majors in addition to fashion design, merchandising, and textile majors.

Join us to learn more about the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS).  The WSOS supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible, high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and health care, and encourages recipients to work in Washington State once they complete their degrees. Businesses and the Washington State Legislature have joined forces to fulfill the promise of better education and career opportunities for Washington students. Together they have created a unique public-private partnership, including major employers like Boeing and Microsoft, to fund the WSOS. The WSOS is supporting 3,000 total scholars across the state annually through this renewable scholarship.

Come find out how to get paid to study foreign language and area studies! FLAS Fellowships pay $15,000 during the academic year and $7,500 during the summer to support undergraduate study of foreign language at the intermediate level or above.  The FLAS will fund most languages offered at UW, but does not fund undergraduate French, German or Spanish study.

Seattle-based British Consul Robin Twyman, and Tony Jenks from the British Consulate-General in San Francisco, will discuss the UK’s Marshall Scholarship programme. Marshall Scholarships, which stem from the post-WWII Marshall Plan, finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Marshall Scholars are selected each year from across the US to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study, and selected scholars have a choice between 10 different UK universities.    

Tony and Robin will be visiting UW to explain details of the Scholarship programme, the 2014 application process for the September 2015 intake, and how to make your application stand out.

Join Ambassador James Gadsden (retired) for information about the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs, which provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs seek to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Each year, the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to students studying work, working people, and their organizations.  From the social sciences to public health, labor studies encompasses a wide range of students. Students interested in activism, social justice and public service are all highly encouraged to attend.

Come learn about the Jumpstart Seattle program at the University of Washington. Jumpstart sends teams of students into low-income Head Start preschool classrooms to work with children and help to develop their language and literacy skills and prepare them for Kindergarten. Students make a one year commitment to working with children and are eligible for an Americorps Education award upon completion. Learn more about the work we do and the benefits available for students.

Interested in study abroad?  Please join a Gilman International Scholarship alumna for a presentation with information about this scholarship for study and internships abroad.  The presentation will cover information on the Gilman Scholarship and how to create a competitive application.

Join us to learn about Army ROTC scholarships, GRFD scholarships, the Army ROTC program in general and how you can become a commissioned officer in the United States Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard.

  • 2:30-3:20pm: UW Undergraduate Research Scholarships Information Session - MGH 171E

Can you get paid while doing undergraduate research? Come learn more about scholarships that UW undergraduates can earn through the Undergraduate Research Program, The Mary Gates Endowment, and affiliated programs. You will also hear from undergraduate researcher scholarship recipients about their experiences, successes, and the many benefits to gaining scholarship honor and funding in following their passions for research!

  • 2:30-3:20pm: Scholarship Junkies Workshop - MGH 173R

Led by UW students Vincent Pham and David Coven. Through regular communication with students, Scholarship Junkies provides detailed and personalized feedback on essays. This workshop is to help students learn how to gain a competitive edge when applying for scholarships, internships, and other relevant endeavors through improving their writing and thus being able to effectively set themselves apart in the application process.

Learn about the Navy's opportunities to develop and exercise your leadership skills while using your science and engineering knowledge!  Through the Navy's collegiate programs, you can earn $48,000 - $168,000 while completing your undergraduate or graduate education and jump-start your career with our unparalleled technical training and leadership opportunities. 

  • 3:30-4:20pm: Careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service - MGH 173R

Join Ambassador James Gadsden (retired) for information about career opportunities within the United States Department of State Foreign Service, options available, preparation to become a competitive candidate, etc.

  • 3:30-4:20pm: Navy Healthcare Scholarship Programs Information Session - MGH 206

Why did you choose a career in healthcare?  Was it so that you could help others? Make a difference?  Broaden your skillset and life experiences?  If so, come check out how you can do all of that as a Naval officer.  The Navy offers several different scholarship programs for medical, dental and nursing students.  We also have commissioning opportunities in other healthcare specialties such as healthcare administration, social work, and physical therapy, to name just a few.

Teach for America recruits a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community. Join UW alum Katherine Kleitsch to learn more about TFA.

Please RSVP to attend any of these sessions by clicking here, though drop-ins are always welcome!