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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UWT’s 2014 Fulbright Applicants

Lizeth Garcia, Maksim Rusev, and Carmen Valenzuela-Burger applied to the prestigious Fulbright US Student Program for academic year 2015-16. We’re so proud of the hard work they put into these applications and wish them all the best. They’ll hear in late January whether or not they’ve made it through the first step of the selection process. Fingers crossed!

Lizeth GarciaLizeth Garcia (Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA ‘13) is applying for the English Teaching Assistant Program to Mexico. She’s gained valuable tutoring experience working with Para Los Niños, a community organization that supports the education of Latino children. Since graduating from UW Tacoma, she’s worked as a legislative assistant at King County Council.

Maksim Rusev

Maksim Rusev (Accounting, BA ’15) is passionate about Russian language and culture. He’s gone out of his way to learn the language, participating in a study abroad program in St. Petersburg, taking Russian classes at UW Seattle, and actively seeking out opportunities to practice with Native speakers. He is now hoping to return to Russia as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant.

Carmen Valenzuela Burger

Carmen Valenzuela-Burger (Global Studies, BA ’14) hopes to assistant-teach English at a university in Colombia. Since returning from a study abroad experience in Ireland she’s been working at our International Programs Office inspiring other students to spend time abroad. Oddly enough, her interest in Colombia was first piqued in Ireland, while hearing a presentation on Colombian refugees in Ecuador.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards funding for one academic year of self-designed study, research, creative projects, or teaching English in one of over 140 countries around the world. Eligible applicants are US Citizens who will have a bachelor's degree before the start of the grant, but not yet a PhD. Contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Awards for more information.