About Student Fellowships & Awards

Student Fellowships & Awards, within the Office of Global Affairs, supports UW Tacoma students in their applications for competitive institutional, national, and international fellowships. In collaboration with campus partners, the unit raises awareness of fellowship opportunities, helps students develop the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships, and provides assistance throughout the application process.

About the Director

Cindy Schaarschmidt

Cindy Schaarschmidt holds an M.A. in Media Communications and American Studies from the University of Leipzig, Germany. Before moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, she was Assistant Director in the Fellowships Office at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. A native German, she has studied and worked abroad in the U.S., Guatemala, the U.K., Russia, and Spain. As a 2004-05 Fulbright grantee, she taught German at Governors State University in Illinois. She also has worked on social justice and peace issues, including with the American Friends Service Committee.

Cindy also serves on the Executive Board of her professional association, the National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA). She is most interested in how fellowships advisors define and measure success, and how we help students learn from the application process.

CONTACT US
Email: tscholar@uw.edu
Office Location: GWP 102 (Garretson Woodruff & Pratt)
Box: 358415
Phone: 253-692-4358