Office of Student Fellowships & Awards

Office of Student Fellowships & Awards

Are you a motivated student with ambition and passion for what you do? Interested in transformative opportunities such as research, language study, service, mentorship, networking, or travel?

Then you're in the right place. The Office of Student Fellowships & Awards is here to support engaged students like you in their applications to nationally competitive fellowships as well as some UW-wide opportunities. Not sure what a fellowship is? Find out below, or better still, attend one of the upcoming info sessions.

Upcoming Workshops

Open Applications

Students should start working on these applications two to three months before the deadlines posted below.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program, campus deadline September 9, 2015
Schwarzman Scholars Program, national deadline October 1, 2015
Soros Fellowship for New Americans, national deadline November 1, 2015


2015 Tillman Scholar

Huge congratulations to James Chally who was selected as a 2015 Tillman Scholar, one of only 60 nationwide.

Shortly after earning his bachelor’s degree, James enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Counterintelligence Agent and later became a Green Beret.  He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq earning two Bronze Star Medals for his service. While deployed to Afghanistan he conducted village stability operations and helped to establish the Afghan Local Police (ALP) program.

As a post-bac student at UW Tacoma, James took prerequisite classes for the Physician Assistant program he will be starting at the UW Seattle campus this summer. He was a founding member and treasurer of the Student Veterans Association on campus. Long term, he hopes to practice and provide access to healthcare both in the rural Midwest and in Southeast Asia.


The Tillman Foundation provides scholarships for veteran and active-duty students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, and a strong service orientation. For more information, please visit the Tillman Scholarship website.

For additional student accomplishments, please visit the Student Profiles section.

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