Student Fellowships & Awards

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. Student Fellowships & Awards, within the Office of Global Affairs, 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.


Open Applications

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

Mary Gates Research Scholarship, deadline: Oct 24, 2016
UW GO! Scholarship (Study Abroad), deadline: Oct 25, 2016
Fritz Scholarship (Study Abroad), deadline: Oct 25, 2016
UW GO! STEMXchange Scholarship (Study Abroad), deadline: Oct 25, 2016
Echoing Green Fellowship, national deadline: Oct 25, 2016
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFP), national deadlines: Oct 24-28, 2016 (depending on field of study)
Princeton in Africa Fellowships, national deadline: Oct 30, 2016
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, national deadline: November 2016
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships, national deadline: Nov 1, 2016
Amazon Catalyst at the UW, rolling deadline
Bosch Fellowship (to Germany), national deadline: Nov 1, 2016
Alfa Fellowship Program (to Russia), national deadline: Nov 1, 2016
Soros Fellowships for New Americans, national deadline: Nov 1, 2016
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship, national deadline: Nov 1, 2016
Student Veterans of America (SVA) scholarships, national deadline: Nov 4, 2016
Princeton in Latin America Fellowships, national deadline: Nov 7, 2016
Princeton in Asia Fellowships, national deadline: Nov 11, 2016
Goldwater Scholarship, campus deadline: Nov 13, 2016
Truman Scholarship (for public service), campus deadline: Nov 14, 2016
GEM Engineering and Science Graduate Fellowships, national deadline: Nov 15, 2016
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), national deadline: Nov 16, 2016
NSF I-Corps, deadline: Nov 28, 2016
Plan2GO! scholarship (Study Abroad), deadline: Dec 1, 2016
Gates Cambridge Scholarships, national deadline: Dec 7 (non-US citizens)
Humanity in Action Fellowship, national deadline: Jan 4, 2017
Udall Scholarship, campus deadline: Jan 9, 2017
Killam Fellowships Program, deadline: Jan 15, 2017


Congrats to our 2016 Summer Gilman Scholars

Najma Ali
(Environmental Science, BS ‘17)
In addition to being a student, Najma works as a transfer peer advisor in our Office of Student Transition Programs. She will be studying abroad in Spain through UW Bothell’s Americans in Europe program. She looks forward to comparing questions of identity, diversity, and belonging between the U.S. and Spain.

Chelsea Huddy
(Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Global Honors, BA ’17)
Chelsea is headed to Kyushu University in Japan this summer. It was the music and animes of the Japanese TV show InuYasha that first drew her to Japan. While at Tacoma Community College, Chelsea worked with Japanese exchange students and started learning the language. As a former student at an alternative high school, she hopes to inspire other students like her to study abroad after her return. Chelsea also works in our Office of Student Transition Programs.

Adriana Meraz-Gonzalez
Adriana is an incoming transfer student from Tacoma Community College (TCC). She plans to major in Communications and will be studying abroad in China (East to West China Study Abroad) this summer. At TCC, she was founder and president of the Scholarship Club that helped students identify and apply for scholarships and financial aid. 

Sponsored by the Department of State, the Gilman is a competitive, merit-based study abroad scholarship for Pell grant recipients. For more information please visit the Gilman website or contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Awards.