The Jackson School administers a number of fellowships, many of which are open to prospective students applying for admission as well as to students currently enrolled at the University of Washington. Prospective students must file a fellowship application in addition to their application for admission. In particular, University-wide undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students are encouraged to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.
The Fellowship and Assistantship Division of the Graduate School provides information about resources for loans and fellowships available on campus. Two notable examples are the National Science Foundation Fellowships awarded to students in the Social Sciences, which provide tuition and a monthly stipend for up to three years; and the Fulbright Study Abroad Fellowships, which cover expenses for travel, tuition and research at all levels of study. Fellowship counseling and application forms are available from:
The Graduate School
Fellowship and Assistantship Divisions
301 Loew Hall
University of Washington, Box 352192
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel. (206) 543-7152
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) helps UW undergraduates develop the tools and personal insights necessary to match their goals with local and national merit-based scholarship opportunities. National scholarship opportunities include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Boren, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and many others.
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
120 Mary Gates Hall
University of Washington, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel. (206) 221-6023
The Grants and Funding Information Service provides links to foundations and to online funding searches. Current and prospective graduate students may visit GFIS located in the Reference area of Suzzallo Library to search bound volumes of funding opportunities.
The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) offers some financial assistance programs as well. If you feel that you qualify for the Tuition Waiver program, please contact Tamara Leonard about the nomination process.
American Council of Learned Societies offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. The specifics of the competitions vary. Program descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application procedures for each program can be found on their website.
The University's Office of Student Financial Aid administers loan programs which offer low interest rates. Aid for child care is available, and a few academic scholarships also are offered. Some career-related Work/Study jobs are available, such as library assistant in one of the area-studies sections at Suzzallo/Allen Library, research assistant for professors, or administrative work in a JSIS program or other departments. Required job skills and salary levels vary widely.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences (includes area studies and language).
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