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UW Library Research Award for Undergrads! Deadline: May 16th

Attention undergraduates.  Submit your work for a chance to win $1,000!

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

  • What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects, including posters, that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.
  • Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
  • Students from all majors are eligible.

The UW Libraries is sponsoring its 13th annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates.  Any project (paper, poster, etc.) is eligible to win.  Just submit a finished project, with a brief essay describing how you used library resources and a faculty letter of support. Last year we awarded nine $1,000 grand prizes and four $250 honorable mention prizes.

The submission deadline is Monday, May 16, by 5 PM.

Information, including submission criteria and guidelines, is at http://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward .

UWRA Scholarship in Aging – Deadline Jan. 28th

UWRA (University of Washington Retirement Association) Scholarship in Aging

Up to four $4,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing research or careers related to aging. Scholarship funds will apply to student accounts for spring quarter.

Eligibility: Open to UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students currently enrolled at any UW campus. Students should have completed the first year of their program by the time they apply.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to working with older adults (paid or volunteer)
  • Academic performance
  • Communication skills
  • Financial need

Requirements:

  • Application, available at
    uw.edu/uwra/scholarships-fellowships-in-aging/
  • Current unofficial UW transcript
  • Current academic year FAFSA on file with UW Office of Student Financial Aid
  • All materials DUE by 3:00 p.m. on January 28, 2016

For more information, contact the UW Retirement Association, retiremt@uw.edu.

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Graduate students: The UWRA also sponsors a Fellowship in Aging. For information and application, contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards at gradappt@uw.edu

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.

USRA Scholarships – Deadline July 31st

Applications for the 2015 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Scholarship Awards are now being accepted!

Information and the online application form are available at http://www.usra.edu/about/outreach/scholarship

Applications accepted up until July 31, 2015.

These are awards given to undergraduate students who have demonstrated a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Three Scholarship Awards have been established to honor individuals who have made specific contributions to science and the US Space Program.  A fourth Scholarship Award, recently re-named in memory of USRA President Frederick A. Tarantino, broadly supports undergraduate science and engineering education. Students will be matched to the scholarship award most appropriate for their area of study.

Up to four Scholarship Awards are available in amounts of $2000 annually.  Awards are made to undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall.  Awards are for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year.  All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients.

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, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.

Library Research Award for Undergraduates

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

§  What? The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.

§  Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.

§  When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 19, 2013, by 5:00pm PST.

§  Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.

§  Questions? Send them to libaward@uw.edu

Scholarship Search & Application Workshops

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has a slew of workshops for any undergraduate students searching and applying for scholarships, grad school, other programs, etc.  Listings and calendar are also on their website at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/upcoming-information-sessions-workshops.html.

Fall 2013 Scholarship Workshops

Freshman Scholarship 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships:

Specifically designed for freshmen or first-quarter sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/244, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students – The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships:

This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.

  • Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/245, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Personal Statement Writing:

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship/Fellowship Resume Writing:

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV.

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation:

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.

  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 1:30-2:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/289, though drop-ins are also welcome.

2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair

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Thursday, October 10, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Mary Gates Hall Commons

The 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergrad, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling throughout the day, as well as offering specific workshops & information sessions.

Mary Gates Scholarship Applications Now 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 please encourage your students to begin the application process and attend an information session and application workshop.

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Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one):
Sept. 30, 3:30-4:20 p.m. & 4:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E
Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E
Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. & 12:30-1:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E
Oct. 3, 3:30-4:20 p.m. & 4:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E

Leadership Application Workshop:
Oct. 7, 4:30-6:00 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E
Register to attend.

Research Application Workshops:
Oct. 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E
Oct. 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E
Register to attend.

Leadership Scholarship Deadline:
Oct. 14, 5:00 p.m.

Research Scholarship Deadline:
Oct. 21, 5:00 p.m.

UW BOTHELL Advising and Info Session:
Oct. 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., UW1-103
Register by Oct. 1 to attend.

Another round of applications will be accepted in Winter quarter, but it’s good to start planning now!

More information can be found on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.