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 Gilman International Scholars

Huge congratulations to UW Tacoma’s 2015 Summer and Fall Gilman Scholars. Brianna Slattery (Psychology, BA ’16) was named an Alternate; she could still receive the award in the event that someone withdraws or additional funding becomes available. 

Brian McQuayBrian McQuay
(Law & Policy, BA ’16)

Brian is headed to China this summer with UW Tacoma’s China: Past and Present program. He was born in a small town in Missouri and joined the National Guard after finishing high school. He is also a student assistant in the Office of Student Engagement.

Faith Ramos

Faith Ramos
(Sustainable Urban Development, BA ’16)

Faith will be studying abroad in the Netherlands, in a study abroad program that’s focused on urban design and society.  Faith is a returning student; she built her first career in arts and other non-profits on only a high school education after she had to leave college for both familial and financial reasons. Faith is also UW Tacoma’s first ever Udall Scholar.

Melissa Workman

Melissa Workman
(Asian History, BA ‘16)

Melissa is also participating in UW Tacoma’s China: Past and Present program. She is studying Asian History and minoring in Asian Studies and Education while being a single mom to two young boys and working whenever she's not studying or parenting. She plans to pursue a Master’s in either Education or Library and Information Science after graduation.

Beleqsa TamaamiBeleqsa Tamaami
(Global Studies, BA ’16)

Beleqsa is spending fall term in Morocco and is hoping to improve her Arabic skills while abroad. She is the first in her family to attend college and a Global Honors student.


Sponsored by the Department of State, the Gilman is a competitive, merit-based study abroad scholarship for Pell grant recipients. 

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

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