Funding Opportunities

Jackson School Academic Scholarships (JSIS Only)

Jackson School of International Studies offers numerous prestigious awards and scholarships for the Jackson School students. Please find the list of scholarships and application instructions below.

General Guidelines

  • These scholarships are open to the current Jackson School students only
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the award period, including concurrent enrollment through the UW Study Abroad office if studying abroad
  • In-state, out-of-state and international students may apply (exceptions noted below)
  • The scholarship will be credited toward student’s academic year tuition, unless noted otherwise
  • Majority of the scholarships are prioritized for the Juniors and Seniors, unless otherwise noted below. However, Sophomores with a strong track record of academic and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply


Closed: Next Application Cycle Opens in Spring 2024

Donald C. and Margery S. Hellmann Scholar award

Eligibility: Current undergraduate majors in the Jackson School (any degree program) who are rising seniors 

Award Amount: $5,000 stipend to support the education and training

Priority Criteria: Students with demonstrated excellence in international studies, clear interest in a career in international affairs, and with a strong and creative commitment to promoting the international public good


Closed: Next Application Cycle Opens in Winter 2024

Ivy Hovey Fitch Endowed Scholarship in International Studies

Eligibility: JSIS Graduate students and Undergraduate students (any program)

Award Amount: $1,000 toward tuition in either the academic year or summer

Priority Criteria: Students planning to study foreign language abroad, but others eligible

Neal and Helen Fosseen Endowed Scholarship in International Studies

Eligibility: JSIS Undergraduates (any program) – Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing

Award Amount: Covers full-time in-state tuition for the spring quarter

David Hughes Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: JSIS Undergraduates (any program) – Junior or Senior standing

Award Amount: $2,000 toward academic year tuition

Priority Criteria: Preference to students with an interest in the Foreign Service, and secondarily to those with an interest in diplomacy, foreign affairs, Asian cultural affairs, and NGO activities abroad. Also, preference to students who have learned or are learning a foreign language other than the one spoken at home

Margaret Mykut Scholarships in International Studies

Eligibility: JSIS Undergraduates (any program) – Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing

Award Amount: $3,000 toward academic year tuition

Crawford Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: JSIS Undergraduates (any program) who are residents of Washington State

Award Amount: $4,000 for academic year tuition and fees

Alice Wanamaker Scholarships

Eligibility: JSIS Undergraduates (any program)

Award Amount: $2,000 toward academic year tuition

Priority Criteria: Priority to students with junior or senior standing


Application Instructions

  • To apply: Complete the online JSIS Scholarship Application using the ‘Apply’ link on this page. By submitting one application, you will be considered for all scholarships that you meet the eligibility for.
  • You will need to submit the following:
    • Resume
    • One-page personal statement
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
    • One reference

Evaluation Criteria

Scholarship review committee, consisting of the Jackson School faculty and staff, will review the submitted materials based on the following criteria. Please also see each scholarship detail below for award specific evaluation criteria:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Community Service and Leadership Activities

All applicants will be notified via email whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship at the end of the application cycle.

Questions? Email or call (206) 543-6001



Internship Scholarships

Four different departmental scholarships are available for students pursuing internships. For full details on scholarship types and eligibility, please see here.

  • All Jackson School students are eligible to apply for internship scholarships. Non-JSIS UW students with a global health focus may apply for the Leslianne Shedd Memorial Fund scholarship.
  • FAQs for internship scholarships are available here.
  • To apply: Complete the online JSIS Scholarship Application using the ‘Apply’ link on the right hand side of this page.