Scholarship Opportunities

Global Honors Awards

The Global Scholar Award

All students admitted to the Global Honors Program are eligible for the Global Scholar Award. This is a merit award granted in recognition of Global Honors students' outstanding academic efforts and commitment to completing the Program in its entirety. The financial support is intended to encourage more UW Tacoma students to consider the challenges of the Program and avail of its many benefits.

The exact amount awarded varies each year depending on the availability of merit awards at UWT as a whole. It may also vary depending which Global Honors pathway is pursued. Typically, students receive $500 in Autumn of their first year with the Program. They may also receive a second payment in Autumn of their second year, though this cannot be guaranteed in advance. Alternative arrangements may be made for students joining Global Honors in Winter or as other circumstances require.

Initially, it is necessary for students to be formally admitted to the Program, enrolled in their first Global Honors course, and to indicate they are willing to uphold the student expectations of the Global Honors Program in order to receive the Global Scholar Award. Thereafter, it is necessary to be in good standing of Program requirements to receive any subsequent Global Scholar Award payments, if available. International students enrolled in Global Honors are also eligible for this merit scholarship.

Students interested in eligibility should contact the Global Honors Program Office in CP 311C or via

The Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement

The Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement includes an award of up to $2000 for Global Honors students' research activities, including travel and study abroad. It is intended to:

  • Provide a guided research experience for Global Honors students
  • Enhance undergraduate research in global issues
  • Promote global engagement, citizenship, and leadership
  • Enhance relevance between academic research and community service

Full details may be found here.

Global Honors Core Course Paper Competition

Newly available in 2014-15, the Global Honors core course paper competition is generously funded by the Bamford Foundation. Each quarter (excluding summer), Global Honors instructors nominate a total of six papers submitted by students enrolled in Global Honors core courses (T GH 301, 302 or 303). Of these, two are selected by a sub-committee of the Global Honors Council to receive a $500 award. Full details may be found here.

UWT Office of Student Fellowships & Awards (OSFA)

The Office of Student Fellowships & Awards (OSFA) supports UW Tacoma students in their applications for competitive institutional, national, and international fellowships. In collaboration with campus partners, the OSFA raises awareness of fellowship opportunities, helps students develop the skills and personal insignts necessary to pursue scholarships, and provides assistance throughout the application process. Visit the OSFA website for more information and a searchable fellowships database.

General UW Scholarships

Other General Scholarships

UW Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

Other Study Abroad Scholarships