Scholarship and Study Abroad Info

Info Session: Intro to Fellowships

Image result for ScholarshipAre you a motivated student with ambition and passion for what you do? Interested in transformative opportunities such as research, social justice or public service work, international travel, or graduate school? Then come to an “Intro to Fellowships” workshop.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn:

  • What fellowships are,
  • How to find the right opportunities for you, and
  • How to apply for fellowships.


  • Thu, Oct 6, 5:30-6:30pm, DOU 101 (Dougan Building)
  • Wed, Oct 26, 12:30-1:30pm, DOU 101 (Dougan Building)
  • Tue, Nov 15, 3-4pm, DOU 101 (Dougan Building) RSVP here.

No idea what a fellowship is? Take a sneak peek at the Student Fellowships & Awards website, a unit that supports UW Tacoma students in their applications to nationally competitive fellowships as well as some UW-wide opportunities.

Organized by UW Tacoma’s Office of Global Affairs. Please email if you have any questions.


Study Abroad 101

AImage result for study abroadre you interested in studying or interning abroad, learning a new language, or maybe even doing research abroad? Not sure how to fund it? Then come to this workshop and hear from students who’ve spent time abroad.

We’ll talk about:

  • How to fit study abroad into your degree plan;
  • Examples of study abroad programs; and
  • Scholarships that can help fund international experiences


  • Wednesday, October 12th, 12:30-1:20pm, CP 103 (Cherry Parkes)
  • Tuesday, October 25th, 3:30-4:20pm, CP 206C (Cherry Parkes)
  • Thursday, November 3rd, 5:30-6:30pm, CP 103 (Cherry Parkes)
  • Mon, Nov 14, 12:30pm – as part of International Education Week, CP 303 (Cherry Parkes)

Organized by UW Tacoma’s Office of Global Affairs. Please email if you have any questions.

Is Voting for a Third Party a Wasted Vote?

Are you considering voting for a third party candidate in the 2016 Presidential election, but aren’t sure if its the right choice to make? Come listen to seasoned debaters take on the topic.  Members of the Pacific Lutheran University Speech and Debate team will partner with local policy experts, including our own Prof. Ben Meiches (left) to publicly debate the question “Is a vote for a third party a wasted vote?” on. Oct. 4.

Democratic Communication Specialist Aaron Sherman and student debater Mariah Collier will speak for the yes side of that proposition, while Prof. Meiches and student debater Tate Adams, will argue for the no side.

“I think that the viability of a third-party vote is one of the most important problems that we face, as Americans, in the context of this upcoming election,” Adams said. Prof. Meiches commented that he is “looking forward to this opportunity since the debate format encourages members of the audience to participate.  We rarely get the opportunity to openly discuss different strategies of voting and party support in this kind of competitive, but inclusive forum.”

Event Details:  7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Eastvold, Karen Hille Phillips, Pacific Lutheran University.  Admission is free, and the program also will be streamed live online via

Postscript:  Read about the debate in the News Tribune!

Election Series Kicks Off With Debate Over Sound Transit 3

Proponenst3-8ts and opponents of Sound Transit 3 (ST3) teed off Monday night in a two-hour debate over this November’s ST3 ballot initiative.  The event, held in William Philip Hall. was moderated by newly-hired
professor of economics Justin Beaudoin. It opened with Sound Transit’s Executive Director of Planning Ric Ilgenfritz presenting an overview of Sound Transit’s prior two phases; followed by a description of the proposed third phase:  a $20 billion extension of light rail that would, among other things, connect Tacoma to the SeaTac airport and Seattle. You can watch a youtube video of the event here.

The ST3 debate was the first of a series of sevenst3-2 election-related events that Politics Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA), a Division within UWT’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, is
organizing with the Tacoma-Pierce County League of Women Voters.  Go here for a detailed description on the entire series. Special thanks go to students Blake Stagner, Gabriela Raisl, and Berkan Koroglu for their help with this inaugural event.