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Pride Foundation & GSBA Scholarships Info Session

You are invited to attend an information session hosted by the GSBA Scholarship fund!  We’ll be joined by Taylor Briggs, Scholarship Program Manager for GSBA.  Taylor will be sharing information on LGBTQ+ scholarships for student leaders in the northwest.

What: Pride Foundation & GSBA Scholarships Information Session

When: 3:30 p.m., November 7

Where: Allen Library Auditorium

LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Application opens October 11 and closes in early January.

Every year, Pride Foundation and the GSBA Scholarship Fund award scholarships to lesbia, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied student leaders in the Northwest. We invest in the educational dreams of students of any age, for any accredited higher education program or degree. If you are a Washington State resident — even if you study elsewhere — you probably qualify for at least one!

Apply at or

P.E.O. Scholar Award Opporunity

P.E.O. Scholar Awards are substantial one-time, competitive, merit-based awards of $15,000 for women of the U.S. and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral degree at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide financial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, research or study.

A woman is eligible if:

  • She is a citizen or legal permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of her nomination;
  • Is within two years of her graduation date and has at least one full academic year of work remaining to complete her doctoral level degree at the time of the award payment is made (August 1)
  • Is enrolled in her program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university (and would be enrolled full-time during the year of the award)

A woman is NOT eligible for Scholar Award support for a master’s degree, certificate program, residency, fellowship, specialization, or postdoctoral research.

For more information visit the P.E.O. International website:

Qualified students may contact Rebecca H. Ellison at or through the P.E.O. Scholar Award email for Washington State at

The application process requires that the applicant be sponsored by a local P.E.O. chapter, and that applications are accepted online, and only between August 20 and November 20. 


Funding Announcements with March, April & May Deadlines


Students: MS
DUE: MARCH 1, 2018
Funding Amt:  $1000
Award Summary: For students who are pursuing a graduate degree in SLP and plan to provide services to children in school or early intervention settings following graduation.
Eligibility Info: Must be pursing a master’s degree full time in an ASHA accredited program.
Students: PhD
DUE: MARCH 15, 2018
Funding Amt:  Two, $30,000 fellowships. Funding across 12 consecutive months (or less)
Award Summary: For students who are “all but dissertation”. Allows recipients to devote full time to the completion of their doctoral dissertation. Funds can be used for living expenses, insurance, equipment, travel, etc.
Eligibility Info: Must be completing a dissertation involving both language and brain variables. Must have all PhD requirements except the dissertation completed.
Special Notes: Must be nominated by the Department Chair, GPC or Program Director.

SERTOMA Communicative Disorders Scholarship

Students: MS and AuD
DUE: MARCH 30, 2018
Funding Amt:  $1000
Award Summary: Provides funding for SLP or AuD graduate students. May use funds to cover tuition, books and supplies. Includes summer.
Eligibility Info: Must be a US citizen, pursuing SLP or AuD degree full-time, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Students: BS, MS, AuD, PhD
DUE: MARCH 30, 2018 and JULY 15, 2018 (quarterly awards)
Funding Amt:  $1000
Award Summary: Provides funding for four students planning on pursuing a career working with senior citizens. VIDEO application required.
Eligibility Info: Must be pursuing a degree full-time
Students: BS, MS, and AuD
DUE: APRIL 16, 2018
Funding Amt:  $1000 and networking opportunities at the ASHA convention
Award Summary: Provides financial support to students interested in pursuing a PhD or a career as a faculty-research in the CSD field
Eligibility Info: For full-time undergraduate CSD majors (juniors or seniors) and graduate students enrolled in master’s or AuD programs (1st and 2nd year only). Must be a NSSLHA member at the time funds are allocated.
Students: MS and AuD
DUE: APRIL 27, 2018
Funding Amt:  Several $500-$100 awards, with one $6000 award (Total of $150k)
Eligibility Info: For graduate students enrolled in an accredited PT, OT, SLP or AuD program.
Students: PhD student who is part of an ethnic/racial minority group
DUE: APRIL 30, 2018
Funding Amt:  $15,000 stipend plus tuition and fees for the final dissertation year.
Eligibility Info: For PhC students who have passed their general exam.
Special Notes: Must be nominated by the Department Chair or GPC.

Institute for Ethnic Studies in the US (IESUS) Publication Fellowship (GO-MAP)

Students: PhD student who is part of an ethnic/racial minority group
DUE: APRIL 30, 2018
Funding Amt:  One quarter stipend plus tuition and fees to allow students time away from teaching or research responsibilities to focus on publication submission.
Eligibility Info: Must be in the process of newly submitting to a journal or recently submitting and revising a submission within the academic year. Cannot be held with a TA/RA appt.
Special Notes: Must be nominated by the Department Chair or GPC.

AAAF (American Academy of Audiology Foundation) Scholarships & Grants
AAAF has 4 upcoming scholarships.  The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences may only nominate one student per award each year and individual students may only win one award each year (but may be nominated for multiple awards).


Students: AuD
DUE: APRIL 30, 2018

1) Empowering People Scholarship ($5000) A student who shows exceptional promise as a clinical audiologist.

2) Judith Blumsack Scholarship and Roger Ruth Memorial Scholarship ($1000) – A student who demonstrates outstanding clinical skills and who shows promise in terms of clinical research and service to the professional community and/or the community at large.

3) Sadanand Singh Memorial Scholarship ($1000) – A minority and/or international student who shows exceptional promise in audiology research.

4) Patient Quality of Life Scholarship ($3000) A student who shows exceptional promise in providing outstanding patient care as a clinical audiologist.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THESE AWARDS:  If you would like to be considered for any of the scholarships above please submit the following information to Julie Dalessio and Dr. Kristie Spencer by Monday, March 5th:
  • Name of award for which you’d like to be considered
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement (as per application instructions)
  • Name(s) of the faculty member(s) you would ask to write your recommendation letter should you be selected to move forward with the nomination.
Students: Undergraduate / BS Students
DUE: MAY 1, 2018
Funding Amt: $1000
Award Summary:  Provides funding for undergraduate students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. May use funds to cover tuition, books and supplies. Includes summer.
Eligibility Info: Must have 40db bilateral hearing loss or less, be a US Citizen, be pursuing a bachelor’s degree full-time, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
Students: Undergraduate seniors, MS, AuD, and PhD
DUE: MAY 7, 2018
Funding Amt: Free ASHA 2018 convention registration, 5 nights of lodging, meal stipend and program matertials.
Award Summary:  Students participate in a set of leadership-focused activites and develop a list of prospective mentors.
Eligibility Info: Preference given to students who are members of an ethnic/racial minority group. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate CSD program or a CAA-accredited graduate program.

ASHFoundation Scholarships

ASHFoundation has 6 student scholarships.  Individual students may apply for as many scholarships that they are eligible for, but may only receive one award per year. All students must be enrolled full-time.

Students PhD 
DUE: MAY 9, 2018
Award Summary: Up to fifteen $10,000 scholarships will be awarded

2) Graduate Student Scholarship – General 

Students Undergraduate seniors, MS, AuD, or PhD
DUE: MAY 23, 2018
Award Summary: Up to fifteen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded
a)  Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship – International Student (must also apply to the general scholarship)
Students MS, AuD, or PhD
DUE: MAY 23, 2018
Award Summary: Up to two, $5000 scholarships given to international students studying in the US. Only non-US citizens are eligible.
b) Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship – Minority Student (must also apply to the general scholarship)
Students MS, AuD, or PhD
DUE: MAY 23, 2018
Award Summary: Up to two, $5000 scholarships given to graduate students who are members of an ethic/racial minority and are US citizens.
c) Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship – Student with a Disability (must also apply to the general scholarship)
Students MS, AuD, or PhD
DUE: MAY 23, 2018
Award Summary: One $5000 scholarship given to a graduate student with a disability.
3) NSSLHA Scholarship
Students Undergraduate Seniors
DUE: MAY 23, 2018
Award Summary: $5000 scholarships for active NSSLHA members who will enter graduate school in the fall.

 2018 Scholarship Fair – Mary Gates Hall, January 25th

Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 25 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating scholarship programs is available at

Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):

College Success Foundation: Leadership 1000 Scholarships – 11:30am

Schwarzman Scholars program – 12:30pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship: FLAS Last minute tips – 2:30pm

Washington Space Grant: Astronaut Scholarship & other opportunities  – 3:00pm

Marshall Scholarships Program – 4:00pm

Don’t hesitate to RSVP, that just allows us to send you a reminder to attend if you are able to, but isn’t required. Drop into the Fair or any of these info sessions even if you don’t RSVP. Sign up to get reminded about the Fair.

And please contact us if you have questions.


Funding Opportunities – Dec, Jan, Feb deadlines


  1. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grant
  • DUE:  December 15, 2017 (next Friday)
  • Summary:  Provides $2000 – $12,000 in funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2013. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.
  • Application:


  1. Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship
  • DUE:  December 15, 2017 (next Friday)
  • Summary:  Medical Scrubs Collection (MSC) provides a $1000 scholarship to students studying in any health or medical-related field.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be enrolled in a medically related program such as therapy, nursing, medicine, laboratory science, dentistry, etc.
  • Application:  Essay “What Inspired You to Pursue A Career in Helping Others?”



  1. UW Retirement Association (UWRA) Scholarship on Aging
  • DUE:  January 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm PDT
  • Summary:  Four, $4000 scholarships will be awarded to students with an academic or career emphasis on aging. Evaluation factors include demonstrated experience/commitment to paid or volunteer work benefitting older adults, academic performance, communication skills and financial need (as determined by FAFSA).
  • Eligibility:  Undergraduate and graduate students at all three UW campuses, including international and HB 1079 students, are eligible to apply.
  1. Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships
  • DUE:  January 2, 2018 at noon PDT
  • Summary:   $18,000 stipend plus tuition. An annual award that may be renewed for a total of three years.
  • Eligibility:  U.S. citizen, doctoral student with an outstanding undergrad record, financial need (FAFSA filed), conducting research in the U.S. in a field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training).
  • Special notes:  The selection committee has a strong prefence for supporting research vs. practice doctorate endeavours.
  1. Bonderman Travel Fellowship


  1. UW Retirement Association (UWRA) Graduate Fellowship In Aging
  • DUE:  February 1, 2018 at noon PDT
  • Summary:  This is a one-quarter fellowship that supports graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend, GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state tuition for up to 18 credits (excluding U-PASS and international student fee) in the quarter when the student takes the fellowship. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his or her department.
  • Eligibility:  Eligible students must bematriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition program (fee-based programs are not eligible) and not in their last year of study. The recipient of the award must also be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter.
  1. CAPCSD Frances Laven Scholarship
  • DUE:  January 5, 2018 by midnight EDT (9:00 pm PDT).
  • Summary:  $5,000
  • Eligibility:  Master’s or Doctoral student at a CAPCSD institution (which we are) demonstrating exemplary service. Examples of service may include (but are not limited to) community service, service to the department or university, or service to the greater discipline.
  • Special note:  The Department may only nominate one student across the MS and AuD programs for this award. If you are interested, please submit the following information electronically to Julie Leonardo no later than Friday December 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  The department will then select one invidual to put forward for the nomination.
  • 1) your resume
  • 2) one page essay (instruction are on the application)
  • 3) the name of one faculty mentor who would be able to write a letter to CAPCSD on your behalf, if you are selected.
  1. CAPCSD PhD Scholarship Application 
  • DUE:  February 2, 2018 at 11:59 EDT (8:59 PDT)
  • Summary:  $20,000
  • Eligibility:  Doctoral student who has advanced to candidacy (Ph.C.) at a CAPCSD institution (which we are).
  • Special note: The Department may only nominate one PhD student for this award. If you are interested, please submit the following information electronically to Julie Leonardo no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  The department will then select one invidual to put forward for the nomination.
    • Completed cover letter with brief introduction of the research project and stated commitment to an academic position upon completion of Ph.D. program. The cover letter should also include reference to current Ph.D. funding and how a CAPCSD Scholarship would facilitate completion of dissertation research (two pages, doublespaced, 12-point font).
      2) Completed summary of dissertation research (1,000 word limit; ~3 double-spaced pages; 12-point font).
      3) Letter of support from research mentor
      4) Curriculum Vitae
      5) Mentor’s bio sketch
  1. National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) Scholarship
  • DUE: February 1, 2018
  • Summary:  The NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program has awarded more than 542 scholarships totaling $1,268,504.00 for graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth
  • Eligibility: Must be working or planning to work directly with children, pursuing graduate level study in a field that addresses the special needs of children, U.S. citizen, permanent resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri or Tennessee

Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund.  In work groups, members will:  gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.

Apply here:

Deadline:   5:00 p.m., October 31, 2017 

Council member Duties

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the three projects selected last year – Husky ADAPT, Speak Freely and UW OpenSidewalks.  Members will participate in both of these areas.

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:

    • Bi-weekly whole group meetings  – Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
      • Autumn Quarter
        • November 14 (Gerberding 156) & 28 (Gerberding 156)
        • December 12 (Gerberding 156)
      • Winter Quarter
        • January 16 (Gerberding 156) & 30 (Gerberding 142)
        • February 13 (Gerberding 142)  & 27 (Gerberding 142)
        • March 13 (Gerberding 156)
      • Spring Quarter
        • March 27 (Gerberding 156)
        • April 3 *note schedule shift* (Gerberding 156) & 17 (Gerberding 156)
        • May 1 (Gerberding 142), 15 (Gerberding 142) & 29 (Gerberding 100, CTL Commons)
    • As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings
      • To be arranged by small group members
  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selected. If so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.

Student Advisory Council member Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers.  They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at

2018-2019 David L. Boren Fellowship

Campus Deadline: January 8, 2018, 11:59 PM (PST)

National Deadline: January 30, 2018, 2:00 PM (PST)

Dear Graduate and Professional Students,

We write to share an opportunity to gain insightful professional, cultural and linguistic experience. The 2018-2019 Boren Fellowship application is open and we strongly encourage you to consider applying.

The David L. Boren Fellowship provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Fellows represent a wide variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. In addition to language study, graduate applicants have the option to propose research, academic study, professional internship, or any combination of the above.

Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Fellowship recipients are responsible for fulfilling a NSEP Service Requirement within two years of graduating, within one or more of many eligible federal agencies.


U.S. citizens only

Must be matriculated into your graduate program

May not graduate until the fellowship is complete

Applications are submitted online. UW applicants are not required, but are highly encouraged to submit by the early campus deadline in order to participate in an on-campus interview process. The interview process is intended to provide applicants with valuable feedback from relevant faculty and staff on campus; all UW applicants will move onto the national competition.

Information Sessions:

In Person Sessions:
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, 4 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171*

*Presented by Michael Saffle from the Institute of International Education
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 4 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 173R
Register for an information session (optional) >

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Register for the Oct. 24 webinar >

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, noon
Register for a webinar >

More information about award components and eligibility can be found on the Boren website: Applicants may also find of interest video content on the Boren Awards YouTube page: