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.

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Open Applications

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

Marshall Scholarship, campus deadline April 9, 2015
Mitchell Scholarship, campus deadline April 9, 2015
Rhodes Scholarship, campus deadline April 9, 2015
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship, national deadline May 9, 2015
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, national deadline May 15, 2015
Fulbright U.S. Student Program, campus deadline September 9, 2015


A UW Tacoma First


Omer AdamHuge congratulations to Omer Adam. He is one of fifteen Rangel Scholars nation-wide and will be spending his summer in Washington D.C. participating in the Rangel International Affairs Summer Program. There, he will learn about current issues in international affairs and acquire valuable skills to prepare him for a career in the field. He is most interested in how religion shapes foreign policy and hopes to improve relationships between the US and Muslim countries.

Omer’s journey has been a remarkable one: Born in Sudan, he immigrated to the U.S. when he was 13. He spoke Arabic at home and didn’t know any English when he first arrived. He is now a sophomore at UW Tacoma who is not only thriving academically but also mentoring high school students through the Students Together Empowering Personal Success (STEPS) program. It doesn’t end there; he is active in the Muslim Student Organization, works at our Teaching and Learning Center and as an IT Student Assistant as well. His faculty mentor is Turan Kayaoglu. Congratulations again!

In 2015, the program selected 15 Scholars out of over 500 applications. Omer is the first UW Tacoma student to be chosen for this prestigious program and only the second UW student in the program’s history.


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. For more information please contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Awards.

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


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