Category Archives: Leadership

Upcoming Application Deadlines with URP

Keep in mind these upcoming application deadlines as we near the end of the summer:

Levinson Emerging Scholar Awards and Washington Research Foundation Fellowships
Applications due Thursday, August 20th

Levinson Emerging Scholar Awards and Washington Research Foundation Fellowships each provide opportunities for advanced undergraduate researchers to further their research goals and support their research experiences with funding.

Undergraduate Research Leaders
Application due Tuesday, September 1st

Becoming an Undergraduate Research Leader gives experienced students engaged in research the opportunity to work closely with URP, become part of a community of undergrad researchers, and encourage other students to get involved by sharing their own experiences and enthusiasm for research.

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders – Apply by Sept. 1st

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!
Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

Mary Gates Scholarships – Application Open!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  Deadlines are coming up soon, so begin the application process and register for an application workshop.

Leadership Application Workshop:

October 7, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171 (RSVP here)

Research Application Workshops (select one):

Oct. 8, 3:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 258 (RSVP here)

Oct. 14, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E (RSVP here)

Leadership Deadline:   Monday, Oct. 13, 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline:   Monday, Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m.

Begin the online application and learn more on our website,  Email with any questions.

Opportunity to Tutor Underrepresented Youth with Seattle MESA

We are looking for engaging and motivated undergraduate and students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle.  Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.


Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (  We are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members to work with Seattle high school students in math and science.


Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following:

  • Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 410).
  • Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Winter quarters).
  • Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.
  • Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test.
  • Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and follow UW volunteer guidelines.


Register now for the fall MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop (C ENV 410 Special Topics in the Fall Time Schedule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle high school students in math. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections.  There will be two workshop opportunities offered in fall quarter: one in October and the other in November. They meet three Wednesdays each:  Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3-5 pm OR Nov 5,12,and 19 from 4-6pm.  All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

Maybe!  Our tutoring training program coursework can fulfill the Field Experience requirement for the ELS minor and may be considered as credits towards the Diversity minor.

Questions?  Please email

Luce Scholars Program – UW application deadline Sept. 10!

UW application deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2014          

UW application and nomination information are available at:

Graduating seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program. This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2015-16 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2015, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

For graduate students or alumni – Marilyn Gray,, G-1 Communications

For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang,, 171 Mary Gates Hall

Program Summary:

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.

Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

UW’s recent Luce Scholars:

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders – Apply by Sept. 2nd

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!

Due Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2014-15 academic year. URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates in research from a range of disciplines (e.g., humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, etc). Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at or (206) 543-4282

Husky Leadership Certificate


The Husky Leadership Certificate is looking for the next cohort of students. Are you involved in leadership work on campus or in the community? Through a student group, a class, work, or other responsibilities? Yes? You should apply!

By completing a Husky Leadership Certificate, you’ll be able to articulate what you’ve learned from your leadership activities and why they matter. You’ll document your leadership knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through an e-portfolio and reflect on your growth and development as a leader. Why does that matter? If you think you might apply for graduate school, a fellowship, or a job, then you’ll be expected to write and talk about how you got to be who you are.

You’ll work with an assigned faculty or staff mentor throughout the academic year who will be a guide and sounding board through this process.

Space is limited.  Application deadline is: Thursday, October 24.  For more information and to apply, please visit this link: