Annually-Offered Scholarships

Looking for ways to fund your education or research? Check out the information below to explore a number of annually offered funding and scholarship opportunities and plan ahead!

Scholarships with deadlines typically in the Summer:

Deadline: July 15, 2019

MPOWER seeks to create globally-minded, multi-lingual, culturally-competent graduates poised to take on the world’s most pressing problems in science, technology, business, and public policy. In recognition of students’ extraordinary potential, we’ve created the MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship. We’ve intentionally designed this scholarship program to be as broad as possible to match the broad, diverse experiences of international students.

Scholarships awarded annually to international and DACA students enrolled at Universities MPOWER supports. For the cycle ending July 15, 2019, we will be awarding one $5,000 grand prize scholarship to the moasspst outstanding applicant worldwide, plus an additional four $3,000 regional scholarships. These regional scholarships will be awarded to one student from each of the following countries/regions: India, Asia (excluding India), Latin America/Caribbean, and Africa. (All awards are in US dollars and non-renewable.) There’s no requirement to be an MPOWER borrower to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be accepted at, or enrolled in, a full-time degree program at a U.S. or Canadian school that MPOWER supports, and
  • Be an international student allowed to legally study in the U.S. or Canada, as applicable.
  • For study in the U.S., this means that the applicant is either a U.S. permanent resident (Green Card holder), protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, or has a valid visa that permits study in the U.S.
  • For study in Canada, this means the applicant is either a Canadian permanent resident or has a valid Canadian study permit.

We have created this scholarship specifically for international and DACA students. Therefore, U.S. citizens wishing to study in the U.S. and Canadian citizens wishing to study in Canada are not eligible for this scholarship.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) Scholarships

Deadline: July 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) is the oldest non-profit serving Indian Country protecting sovereignty, preserving culture, educating youth and building capacity. The Association was formed in 1922 to change the destructive path of federal policy from assimilation, termination and allotment, to sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. Throughout its 96-year history, the Association has provided national advocacy on watershed issues that support sovereignty and culture, while working at a grassroots level with Tribes to support the implementation of programs that affect real lives on the ground. AAIA offers yearly scholarships.


  • Be enrolled with his or her respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska.
  • Submit a copy of Tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student’s Tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the Tribe.
  • Be enrolled as full-time student.
  • ​Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Submit a current class schedule and transcript.
  • Attend an accredited institution and be seeking an Associate’s Degree or higher (AAIA does not fund certificate programs or seminaries).
  • Fill out the Association’s Application.
  • Provide a 3-5 page essay described in the Application.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellows

Deadline: June 30, 2019

United Nations University – Institute on Computing and Society

Location: Macau SAR, China

Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development Fellowship Programme
UNU-CS welcomes recent PhD graduates to join us and co-create exciting research projects together. To this aim, we are establishing a Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellowship programme.
ICTD Fellows will spend one year in residence at UNU-CS in Macau to conduct research in ICTD under the supervision of UNU-CS Principal Researchers and the Head of Research. You will conduct high quality research that can push new frontiers, deepen core research understanding, and/or offer new approaches to long-standing developmental issues in the field of ICTs and sustainable development. Your research outcomes will inform the UN policy-making on issues related to ICTs and sustainable development.
The goals of the program are to:
  • Contribute to the ICTs and sustainable development research field.
  • Address global development issues in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Engage academic partners within the UN policy-making process.
  • Increase our combined research capacity, global reach and impact.
  • Keep UNU-CS research abreast of new and emerging scholarship on sustainable development.
  • Foster an interdisciplinary intellectual community.
The selected ICTD Fellows will receive the following benefits:
  • Office space in our newly renovated office building, which is part of Macau’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Free accommodation in UNU-CS’ staff apartment facility in the centre of Macau, 15 minute walk from the office. You will not pay rent but utilities only. (Continuous residency is required).
  • Economy travel to and from Macau on the first arrival and final departure.
  • Stipend; competitive with local market rates.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, as part of the selection process.
At the end of the fellowship programme, the ICTD Fellows are expected jointly or independently to produce research papers and a UN policy relevant outputs.

For more information and application, click here! 

Scholarships with deadlines typically in the Fall:

Award details – number of awards: 30   //   award amount: up to $37,500 annually

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.  This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally.  Individuals who have successfully completed the Rangel Program are now making a difference in countries throughout the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Spain and Ireland.

Apply and learn more here!

Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 17, 2019

The Pickering Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates. The Program welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.  Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

Program Benefits

  • Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.
  • An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in mid-June 2020.
  • Two summer internships, one in Washington, D.C. in the summer 2021 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2022.
  • Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees, and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • S. citizenship
  • Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2020 for a two-year graduate program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

For more information, visit

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. A Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Deadline: September 4, 2019 (internal deadline for current UW undergraduates needing institutional endorsement).

Deadline: September 27, 2019 (application deadline for U.S. and global applicants).

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Launched in 2016, the program aims to give  the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students will live and study on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:  Public Policy,  Economics and Business, and International Studies.

The scholarship funding will include:

  • Tuition, related fees and required course books and supplies
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A modest personal stipend ($4,000)

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will pursue their academic disciplines while building their capacities as leaders and expanding their understanding of the world.  Applications are due in September, check the Schwarzman website for exact dates. See the UW site here.

Luce Scholars Program

Deadlines: September 4, 2019 (UW deadline)  //   November 11, 2019 (national deadline)

number of awards: 15

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. The Program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

The Luce Scholars Program coordinates scholars’ professional placements within a variety of organizations, institutions, agencies, etc. Language training takes place July – August. Professional placements are Sept. – July. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East, South and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Luce Scholar candidates are nominated by over seventy colleges and universities. Applications are submitted by eligible institutions in early November. The Luce Foundation cannot accept individual applications submitted directly to the foundation. Please see UW application information here!

Korean Government Scholarship Program

Deadline: September of the year prior to planned studies in Korea

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries. Scholarships are available for Masters and Doctors programs. Read more here!

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: November 28, 2019

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Deadline: November 27, 2019

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government. It is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Deadline: November 26, 2019 (UW application deadline)

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. Please see your school’s nominating official to learn more about the college application process and please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements.

Truman Scholarship

Deadline: November 14, 2019 (UW application deadline)

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 to support graduate studies toward a public service degree. It is open to juniors who plan on careers in pubic service.

Eligibility requirements:    

  • U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Junior, or senior in third year of college enrollment.
  • Extensive record of campus and community service
  • Commitment to a career in government or nonprofit/advocacy sectors
  • Communication skills and high probability of becoming a “change agent”
  • Strong academic record with likely acceptance by a first-tier graduate school
  • Upper quartile of class (candidates generally have a GPA of 3.8 or higher)
  • Nomination by Whitman (up to four students may be nominated)

The Foundation defines public service as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public service-oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purpose is to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.intern

Award summary and conditions: The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school; participate in leadership development activities; and enjoy special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding.

Click here for more information on how to become a Truman Scholar, and check out the 2018 Truman Scholars.

American Institute of Indian Studies Research Fellowship

Deadline: November 15, 2020

The American Institute of Indian Studies Research (AIIS) offers fellowships for scholars, professionals, and artists from all disciplines who wish to conduct research or carry out artistic projects in India.

Two of the AIIS fellowships include:

Junior Research Fellowships

Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months.

Senior Research Fellowships

Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or its equivalent. These grants are designed to enable scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additionally, the organization offers the AIIS/Ashoka University Research and Teaching Fellowships for senior scholars.

The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions. Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States. Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year.

Applications from scholars who are part of a collaborative project involving other scholars are welcome, though AIIS fellowships are granted to individuals, not to teams. Amounts awarded to successful applicants who are members of group projects will be equivalent to fellowships awarded to scholars who submitted applications for individual projects.

For more information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.


Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: November 13, 2019 (UW application deadline)

The Barry Goldwater Scholarshipprovides up to $7,500 to sophomores and juniors intending to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

The Goldwater Foundation aim is to help ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the nation needs in these critical fields. Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work. Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

International Affairs Mid-Career Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations

Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Program

Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings. Over the years, the IAF program has produced approximately six hundred alumni who span the who’s who of the U.S. foreign policy community, including a former secretary and several undersecretaries of state, U.S. ambassadors to NATO and the United Nations, and many other influential leaders in government, academia, and the private sector.


The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Although a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Read more and apply here.

Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI)

Deadline: October 22, 2019

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website. UCBI provides approximately 35 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both winter and spring quarters. Internships begin January 7, 2019 and conclude May 31, 2019.

The Undergraduate Community-Based Internship (UCBI) program, developed in partnership with the UW Career & Internship Center, provides opportunities for undergraduates to grow professionally and personally, examine issues of social justice, gain an understanding of the diverse communities in Seattle and explore career paths in the public and non-profit sectors.

Interested in applying?? Come to one of the info sessions to learn more!

  • Thursday, October 11, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, MGH 134
  • Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm, MGH 171
  • Friday, October 19, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, MGH 136

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Foundation Fellowship (NSF GRFP) 

Deadline: October 21-25, 2019 (each field has a different deadline date that week)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. See the current Program Solicitationfor eligibility guidelines. Those already enrolled in graduate school may apply one time only.

Please click here to apply.

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Mitchell Scholarship (Sept. 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. – National deadline)

Marshall Scholarship (Oct. 1, 2019 – National deadline)

Rhodes Scholarships (Oct. 2, 2019 – National deadline)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Oct. 11, 2019 – National deadline)

Churchill Scholarship (Oct 31, 2019 – National deadline)

Interested in pursuing graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland?  Consider applying for UW nomination to compete for scholarship support through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs. These scholarships fund graduate studies/research at universities in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. (Short descriptions and links included below for more information.)

UW nomination is required to apply for: Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill Scholarships. Our UW nomination process is open to anyone meeting the eligibility requirements for any of those 4 scholarships and considering relevant graduate programs in the UK. Interested students can complete a single campus application to be considered for nomination to any or multiple of these scholarships. An internal UW campus review committee will review applications and make nomination decisions, allowing nominees significant time to prepare for the national and international application processes (final deadlines in fall). Please note that Gates Cambridge Scholarships do not require UW nomination, but we strongly encourage students to connect with our office for support in developing competitive applications for that as well.

Apply for UW nomination at:

UW Information Sessions: Join us to learn more, whether you know you’re interested or just exploring options! RSVP for any session at  or check the OMSFA event calendar for details.

General Eligibility:

Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements and selection criteria, but in general, applicants should meet the following eligibility considerations:

  • 3.7 or higher GPA suggested for all (required for Marshall)
  • A strong track record of engagement in communities, extracurricular involvement, leadership and/or research experience is highly valued in different ways across all these scholarships
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships and Rhodes Scholarships are open to students from across the globe, regardless of citizenship. Churchill, Marshall & Mitchell scholarships are limited to US citizens.
  • Age limit for Mitchell Scholarships (18-29 by 9/30/18) and Rhodes Scholarships (18-23 by 10/1/18).
  • For this year’s competitions, Churchill Scholarships are limited to 2018 & 2019 grads. Marshall Scholarships are limited to those graduating after April 2016.
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree by August 2019, and expect to enter a UK grad program in fall 2019.

Students are strongly encouraged to begin this process early, to start brainstorming, exploring graduate program options in the UK and elsewhere, discuss options with mentors, and more. Please contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) if you have any questions or concerns, and attend an info session to help clarify any confusing elements. UW applicants and nominees for the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Gates Cambridge scholarships will be included in OMSFA’s Global Fellowships Prep program to get advising support, connection to additional scholarship opportunities supporting their goals, application development tools and resources, potential connections to program alumni and additional mentors, and the opportunity to engage with peers working on similar applications.

Scholarships with deadlines typically in Winter:

Aga Khan University Internship

Deadline: January 14

The Aga Khan University offers international internships to University of Washington undergraduate and graduate students through a partnership with the Population Health Initiative. Applications are being accepted until January 14 for summer 2019 postings.

There are 25 different internship positions available in this round of applications in the countries of Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uganda. Of these roles, there are four positions for which the Aga Khan University is specifically seeking UW students, which means UW students will receive priority consideration. These positions are:

  • Communications Intern / Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health / Nairobi, Kenya
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Intern / Aga Khan Foundation / Pemba, Mozambique
  • Bioinformatics & Statistics Intern / Department of Medicine / Karachi, Pakistan
  • Public Health Intern / Community Health Sciences / Karachi, Pakistan

Selected interns receive monthly living stipend, shared accommodation (furnished apartments) and reimbursement of pre-arrival medical check-ups and internship visa cost.

Click here to learn more!

Boren Scholarships

Deadline: February 5, 2020

Scholarships like the Boren and CLS provide funding to students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be “critical” by the US State department. This information session will provide an overview of each of these scholarships and insights on how to develop a competitive application. Read more here!

Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a 6 – 12 months

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a at least 6 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.

The Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis through the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Deadline: February 16th, 2020

This program is looking for new voices from civil society, academia, and the private sector, including advocates, entrepreneurs, community and business leaders, scientists, educators, and writers, among others. We are committed to building a cohort that is inclusive across all identities and backgrounds. We will take into account a variety of factors, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, geography, age, gender and area of expertise.

Click here for more information.

CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund

Deadline: Declaration of Intent due by February 7th, 2020

The CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund awards grants of up to $40,000 to help create a proof-of-concept and go-to-market strategy for your idea. In addition, each team is paired with a skilled CoMotion Advisor.  Students and postdocs must identify a faculty fiscal sponsor. To be considered, teams must fill out their Declaration of Intent by February 7th at 5pm to start the process. Learn more about the Innovation Gap Fund and how to apply.

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

Deadline: February 4, 2020

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program at Howard University that helps prepare undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. Students learn about different career paths, both inside and outside of government, with an emphasis on careers in the U.S. Department of State.  They hone professional skills needed to be competitive for and succeed in careers of international service. It includes two for-credit academic courses, a professional writing seminar, visits and meetings with foreign affairs professionals in a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations, and professional development activities. The program pays for tuition, room, board, transportation, and also provides a stipend. It runs from mid-June until late July.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • A comprehensive GPA of at least 3.2
  • Full-time undergraduate student status with at least sophomore status at the time of the application deadline

The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Find out more here.


Seattle-Nantes Sister City Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Seattle-Nantes Sister City Associationoffers three scholarships to Washington State residents who are studying French and who plan to study in Washington or Nantes.

Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship

College students and graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of French in a college or university in Washington are encouraged to apply. The scholarship honors candidates with a lasting passion and successful academic studies in the French language and culture.

Frances Bennett Scholarship

College students and graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of French in a college or university in Washington are encouraged to apply. The Frances Bennett Scholarship is awarded to candidates who have a passion for the French language and culture and want to pass on their love of French to others. The scholarship honors candidates who plan to enter a service profession such as teaching or medicine or have overcome significant hardship in order to continue their studies.

Goldmark Scholarship

College or university students in Washington planning to study in Nantes, France are encouraged to apply. The scholarship honors candidates who have a commitment to sharing the ties between Seattle and Nantes.

Learn more about the scholarships they offer here.


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Deadline: January 31, 2020

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies.   Students from all UW departments and schools are encouraged to apply.

Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the six National Resource Centers of the University of Washington will offer Academic Year and Summer FLAS Fellowships in the following languages:

Arabic –Bangla –Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Burmese –Chinese –Hebrew –Hindi –Indigenous languages spoken in Canada –Indonesian –Inuktitut –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Persian –Portuguese –Russian – Swahili –Tagalog –Thai –Turkish –Urdu -Uyghur –Vietnamese    Graduate Students Only: French (intermediate or advanced only)


The FLAS Fellowship is available to current and incoming UW students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  It is available to students who will study one of the listed foreign languages at the intermediate or advanced level while receiving the fellowship.  More on eligibility…

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition,$5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition,$2,500 living stipend

Applicants should carefully read all FLAS guidelines, including Center-specific guidelines, before applying.  If you have any questions, contact


David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

January 29, 2020 (National Deadline)

Funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and regions that are underrepresented in study abroad programs, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for dseaomestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Please review the budget guidelines for more information.

Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of 12 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.

Learn more here!

Academy of International Business (AIB): U.S. West Chapter 2020 Conference Scholarship

January 27, 2020 (Deadline)

The Academy of International Business: U.S. West Chapter 2020 Annual Conference, is approaching soon, taking place February 27-29, 2020, hosted by San Diego State University’s Fowler College of Business in San Diego, California, USA. This year’s conference theme is “Migration and International Business: Theory and Practice”. The CIBERs at San Diego State University, University of Washington, Loyola Marymount University, Brigham Young University, and University of Colorado Denver will host a session at the conference.

The 2020 AIB US-West Conference will feature some of the following activities:

  • Competitive Papers and Panel Sessions on leading issues in international business.
  • Special track on “Gender in International Business” sponsored by WAIB.
  • Paper Development Workshop (PDW) and Meet the Editor Session sponsored by the Journal of World Business.
  • Pedagogy Sessions for participants seeking to enhance their teaching of international business.
  • Awards: The conference will recognize Best Papers and Best Student Paper.
  • Conference Proceedings: Opportunity to include your Abstract or Full Paper in a Conference Proceedings (electronic copy only).

Click here to register for the conference.

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualifying faculty participants on a first come, first served basis, courtesy of the CIBERs at San Diego State University, University of Washington, Loyola Marymount University, Brigham Young University, and University of Colorado Denver, to assist with registration and travel costs.

Registration cost assistance scholarships ($200 each) will be given to faculty of 4-year institutions, while Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges are eligible for scholarships to assist with registration and travel costs ($500 each). Scholarship applications must be submitted by January 27, 2020. To apply for a scholarship, click here. For more information regarding scholarships, email

Council of American Overseas Research Centers Fellowship

January 23, 2020

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018-2019 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

Learn more here!

Chinese Language Fellowship Program

January 20, 2020 (Deadline)

The Chinese Language Fellowship Program (CLFP) is a nationwide initiative designed to support American PhD students in political science so that they can devote one year to intensive Chinese language training and improve their expertise and understanding.

The National Bureau of Asian Research is looking for emerging China scholars interested in informing U.S. public policy and training successive cohorts of American experts. Fellows will participate in a one-year intensive language program to help them acquire outstanding Chinese language skills. The Chinese Language Fellowship award is designed to cover all tuition and other registration/visa fees related to a student’s intensive Chinese language program, as well as to provide a stipend to cover basic living and travel costs.

Qualified applicants for the fellowship will:

·         Be a student in a PhD program in political science, with a focus on China, at a U.S. university. (In exceptional cases, the Selection Committee may review applications from PhD students in other policy-relevant academic disciplines, such as modern history or international political economy.)

·         Demonstrate an intermediate Chinese language ability (e.g., through transcripts from classes taken and/or the results of language assessment tests) and a clear commitment to expand their Chinese language skills. The fellowship is NOT intended to help beginner students of Chinese.

·         Desire to advance public policy toward China through improved expertise and understanding, or to contribute to scholarly research and teaching on China in order to develop future generations of China specialists.

·         Be a U.S. citizen.

Learn more and apply here. For any questions, please reach out to


Global Health Corps Fellowship 

January 15, 2020 (Deadline)

Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. They offer a range of paid fellowship positions with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement — start your application today!


2020 Bonderman Travel Fellowship 

January 13, 2020 (Deadline)

The 2020 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is open and we encourage you to apply! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to eight graduate and eight undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2019. Each Fellowship carries a $23,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

All applicants must be enrolled (for graduate students “on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Good standing in this regard refers not only to academic but also disciplinary and conduct standing. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • at least a 3.55 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2019; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental, or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2020. Undergraduates in one of these honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.55 UW GPA or higher to apply, but must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 13, 2020.

More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at

Apply here!


Graduate Women in Science National Fellowships Program

January 10, 2020 (Deadline)

The GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2019 to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. Endowment funds, mostly generated from bequests, provide the annual income that supports scientific research done by GWIS award winners.

Fellowship funds may be used for such expenses as:

  • expendable supplies
  • small equipment to be used by the recipient (not for general use)
  • publication of research findings
  • travel and subsistence while performing field studies
  • travel to another laboratory for collaborative research
  • Undergraduate collaborators (up to 1/3 of total requested amount)

A maximum of $10,000 may be requested – any proposal requesting over $10,000 will be disqualified.


  • Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Career level (e.g. graduate student vs. assistant professor) of the candidate will be taken into consideration when reviewing the proposals.
  • Awards will be made irrespective of race, religion, nationality, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Application for the GWIS Fellowships is offered at no cost to current GWIS members, as a member benefit. For non-members, an application processing fee of $50 is required. Fellowships applicants that are not already GWIS members may join GWIS with a 6-month introductory membership at a discounted rate of $40. Please note that membership approval can take up to 48 hours, so if you want to become a GWIS member, please do so (ideally) at least a week before the Fellowships deadline.
  • Financial need of research funding is a requirement for the application. No project that has already been fully funded will be eligible for the awards. All pending funding sources must be listed in the application and reviewers will consider these when assessing the financial need of the project.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

January 10, 2020 (Deadline)

Pride Foundation offers over 50 different types of scholarships through a single application. All funds promote leadership and diversity in the LGBTQ community. Scholarships are organized in four distinct categories: academic pursuits, community leadership, cultural identities, and geography. Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that:

  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study;
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system;
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised. For example: LGBTQ students of color, transgender students, LGBTQ immigrant students, LGBTQ youth aging out of foster care, and students who have experienced homelessness, poverty, or isolation due to geography;
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

The following are required criteria for all Pride Foundation scholarships:

1. Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:

  • currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
  • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.

2. Pursuing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.


Graduate and Professional Student Senate: GPSS Travel Grant

January 10, 2020 (Deadline; conference travel February 1, 2020 – March 14, 2020)

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. GPSS travel grants contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere.

Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive awards up to $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.


UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with this application (see below). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation. Applications for conferences that have already occurred will not be accepted. Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline. Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. Students may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For more information and how to apply, click here.


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

January 6, 2020 (Deadline)

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC including leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security and diplomacy issues. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues. The deadline for the Fall 2018 semester is January 5 for a full-time, six to nine month fellowship. Read more here.

Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Graduate Fellowship Award Call 2020

January 6, 2020 (Letter of Intent Deadline); February 24, 2020 (Application Deadline)

The University of Washington (UW) Graduate School in conjunction with the Diabetes Research Center (Diabetes Research Center) is soliciting applications for a graduate fellowship designed to broaden participation in research related to diabetes and its complications at the UW.  This fellowship is made possible by an endowment from Samuel and Althea Stroum, who are UW benefactors and generous supporters of other civic and charitable organizations in the Seattle area. Selection of the fellowship recipient will be made by the Dean of the UW Graduate School upon recommendation from the UW Diabetes Research Center, and will be based on academic merit, research training environment, and relevance of the applicant’s graduate research to diabetes.

Purpose:  To support the training of promising graduate students in diabetes-related research.

Eligibility:  Any registered UW full-time graduate student pursuing diabetes-related research in a Ph.D. degree-granting program.  Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to the basic and health sciences, social sciences and arts/humanities.  Eligible applicants must have passed their general exam prior to the funding start date of July 1, 2019.  (Students in M.D., Pharm.D., D.D.S. and J.D. programs are not eligible.  Masters Degree applicants may be eligible in certain departments and require prior approval).

Support:  One award of $20,000 toward graduate student stipend and benefits is available.  The tenure of the fellowship is one year.  Carryovers and extensions are not permitted (students in fee-based graduate programs should check with their program administrator for questions related to tuition waivers).Funding begins July 1, 2020.

Application:  Prospective applicants must submit a mandatory Letter of Intent (LOI) that summarizes pertinent information needed to assess eligibility. In addition to the Letter of Intent, applicants will be required to submit a list of suitable reviewers. Please complete the 2020 Stroum Fellowship Letter of Intent Form and Reviewer Nomination Form. LOIs submitted in other formats will not be accepted. Click here to download a copy of these instructions.


Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study

December 30, 2019 (Annual Application Deadline)

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages for college graduates, graduate students, and young professionals. Applicants must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have completed the equivalent of the third year of language classes at the college level by the start of the grant, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study-abroad language programs. Find out more about The Blakemore Foundation and this fellowship here.

National Asia Research Fellowship

December 31, 2019 (Application Deadline)

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Institute for National Security Studies at the National Defense University (NDU) are partnering to organize the National Asia Research Program (NARP), a major nationwide research and conference program designed to reinvigorate and advance the policy-relevant study of contemporary Asia.

A group of 20 rising Asia scholars will be selected through a competitive, nationwide process to contribute policy-relevant research on national security issues in 2019. We are looking for emerging/next generation Asia scholars interested in engaging in research and scholarship of direct relevance to policymakers. Click here to apply!

DAAD: Study, Research or Intern in Germany

December 15, 2019 (Deadline)

There are scholarship opportunities for students from all fields interested in participating in study, research or internship programs in Germany. This information session will focus on the DAAD RISE PROGRAM.

The DAAD RISE program for undergraduates is a summer internship program for students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and engineering. The internship takes place for 2-3 months during the summer in Germany. Learn more at the information session and Q&A for all students and advisers. Read more here!

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

December 13, 2019 (Deadline)

The Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Programis open to individuals committed to a career in teaching, research, and increasing the diversity of college and university faculties. Open to all, including DACA, political asylees, and refugees.

Click here for more information on how to apply!


National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Partnership Program

December 3, 2019 (Deadline)

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program (DPhil or Ph.D.) for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs.

Click here for more information on how to apply!

Graduate Partnerships Program

December 3, 2019 (Deadline)

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) hosts the Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP), which is designed to bring PhD graduate students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. Participants enjoy the academic environment of a university, the extensive research resources of the NIH, and the breadth and depth of the research programs of both the host university and the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP). The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation.

SCOPE Graduate Student Fellowship Program

December 2, 2019 (Deadline)

The SCOPE fellowship offers funding (up to $6000) for a 3-6 month field experience in Gondar, Ethiopia.  Selected students will work with partners at the University of Gondar on maternal and child health programs that explore how partnerships with faith communities can be leveraged to improve health.  SCOPE’s mission is to unite medical and faith communities to improve health for the most vulnerable through innovative partnerships, leadership development, and measured impact.  Fellows from the University of Washington will be partnered with fellows and staff from the University of Gondar in Ethiopia on MNCH projects at sites in rural Gondar. Fellow deliverables may include protocol development, the development of data collection tools, quantitative analysis, and some qualitative analysis

SCOPE is seeking graduate student applicants to support its research portfolio.   Fellows will assist the University of Gondar study team icn the development and implementation of projects with direction from mentors in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Gondar, the Department of Global Health at University of Washington, and professionals on the SCOPE Board of Trustees.  Please review the SCOPE website for more details on the SCOPE fellowship and how to apply.  Contact Kate Pfizenmaier with any questions regarding the application at

Scholarships with deadlines typically in the Spring:

2021-22 competition opens March 31st, 2020

Attend the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session to learn more about going abroad with Fulbright. Provides funding for research, graduate study, teaching English, etc. in more than 140 countries around the globe. U.S. citizenship required. International student options are available.
Please click here for information regarding the Fulbright Program and COVID-19.

NW CASC Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 16th, 2020. Check back for 2021 deadlines.

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) invites proposals for its 2020-2021 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students at University of Washington. This program supports research related to climate adaptation for Northwest natural and cultural resource management and provides training in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant science.  Register for the webinar to learn more about the program, application process, and to ask questions. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the NW CASC website.


Department of Global Health Fellowships

March 16, 2020 (Deadline)

Are you a student or trainee at the University of Washington? Are you interested in international fieldwork, research, clinical experiences, or practicum? Are you interested in receiving funding from the Dept of Global Health and other sources to support such work?

Learn about the Department of Global Health’s five funding opportunities for travel support and fieldwork experiences and other funding opportunities in the UW:

  • Warren George Povey Endowed Fund for Global Health Students Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange Fellowship
  • Strengthening Care Opportunities Through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) Fellowship
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

The Fellowship Application will be available February 3, 2020 and will close March 16, 2020 at noon.

Find out more information here!

download the Funding For Fieldwork Flyer


UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

Deadline: April 6, 2020. Check back for 2021 deadline.

UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards an average of $100,000 or more a year to students and faculty at the University of Washington. Annual scholarships and fellowships support students passionate about the study of labor and labor activism, while the Best Paper Prize honors quality scholarship on labor issues produced by students. Apply by April 6,2020!

Please contact the Bridges Center or Labor Studies student advising for information about this scholarship in response to COVID-19.

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

[Suspended until further notice in response to COVID-19]

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

The Scholarship

The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive:

The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
  • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

2019 Alene Moris National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Institute

April 7, 2019 at 1:59 p.m. (Application Deadline)

The Alene Moris National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership program offers college students skills to participate effectively in politics and public policy and the network and training to become leaders within the public and private sectors. The goal of NEW Leadership is for women and men to work together to increase the number of women leaders and address the under-representation of women in policymaking.

An intensive six-day program, the Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute offers training and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with prominent women leaders in Washington State to develop a strong and supportive network.


Applications The deadline to apply is April 7, 2019, at 11:59 PM.

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Edward Quammen Scholarship

March 31, 2019 (Submission Deadline)

The Edward Quammen Scholarship is pleased to make available its 2019 scholarship to a qualified student pursuing an education and career in international business. One scholarship, in the amount of $2,500.00 is available this year. The application deadline is March 31, 2019.

To be eligible, the applicant must be at least junior status Fall Quarter 2018 / Winter Quarter 2019.  Graduate students are eligible. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in business, banking or economics on an international level.  The selection committee will consider short and long-term career goals, academic achievements and records and extracurricular activities.  Please visit the Edward Quammen Scholarship website to review the full list of eligibility requirements for this scholarship.

Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality

March 29, 2019, 5:00p.m. (Submission Deadline)

The Marcy Migdal Fund supports exceptional students engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world, and helping them succeed in their education. The Marcy Migdal Scholarship provides two cash awards of $1,000 each per academic year.

Marcy Migdal was known throughout Washington State as a leading educator in the field of multicultural education and for her passionate commitment to social justice and advocacy for the most vulnerable members of our community. It is the intent of this endowment that Marcy’s selfless dedication and activist spirit live on in this award. Scholarships will be awarded based on the adherence of the proposed activities to the priorities of the Marcy Migdal Fund.

Apply here!

Foreign Policy Association Student Essay and Video Competition

March 1, 2019 (Submission Deadline)

The Foreign Policy Association is holding a film and essay contest with a range of cash prizes and a funded trip to New York with an invitation to the FPA centennial celebration’s Spring Dinner. Essays should be no longer than 750 words, and film entries should be no longer than five minutes. Each category will have three awards (making for six total awards). The first place winner will receive $1,500 and the trip to New York and Spring Dinner invitation, second and third prize will both receive a $500 prize. The official contest posting is available here. The contest is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and information about the Foreign Policy Association as an origination can be found here. The submission deadline is March 1st, 2019.

Meena Vashee Scholarship

Feb 5 (Application opens)  //  March (Deadline TBA)

UW Women’s Center Meena Vashee Scholarshipis awarded to one individual each year who is a survivor of domestic violence or the child of a survivor. You must be a UW undergraduate student to apply. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2000. The 2019 scholarship application opens Feb 5, 2019, closing in March, 2019 (check back for details).

Byron Hanke Fellowship

May 1, 2020 (Deadline)

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.

Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. Students from any relevant discipline may apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their research project relates to community associations and/or common interest communities.

Projects may focus on applied or theoretical research and must be done in conjunction with the fellow’s graduate studies. The application should clearly explain the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the project and show how it will expand or enhance existing theory, knowledge, or data collection and help to advance the Foundation’s mission.

Within the field of community associations and common-interest communities, Hanke Fellowship projects are accepted for the following topics:

  • Financial Crisis: Community Associations in Lien Priority, Insolvency or Foreclosure
  • How Community Associations respond to aging infrastructure and aging residents
  • Evaluating the impact of short-term rentals on Community Associations
  • Quantifying how Community Associations impact home values and resale activity
  • How Community Associations manage risks related to technology use and data collection
  • Trends in Community Association efforts to conserve resources and protect the environment

The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $3,000-$5,000 over one year, or as determined by the Foundation. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund Scholarships

Deadline: May 15, 2020. Please check back after October 15, 2020 for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Provides educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development. Two of the grants are open to women in any discipline. Find out more here!

Global Leaders Program (GLP) at the Slade Gorton International Policy Center

Deadline: May 10, 2020 (reviewed on a rolling basis)

The Slade Gorton International Policy Center is accepting applications for its nine-month leadership development program at the Gorton Center Global Leaders Program (GLP), for a select cohort of students in the Puget Sound area beginning in October 2019 and continuing through June 2020. The program is open to undergraduate (juniors and seniors), graduate, and law school students. The mission of the program is to enhance students’ ability to make a positive global impact in their respective fields of study. Students will have exposure to, and learn from, Senator Gorton’s extensive public service career and significant contributions to Washington State and the nation. All program costs are covered and students of any academic major may apply.

Learn more and apply here!

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

May 31, 2019 (Deadline)

The Overseas Ambassador Program is a initiative created for currently students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as an overseas correspondent, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the community to go abroad. By writing insightful articles, sharing inspiring videos and pictures about your new surroundings, cross-cultural observations and personal growth, your words will inspire other diverse students to go abroad and challenge them to rethink how study abroad experiences can be for everyone.

Your responsibilities:

  • Represent for the duration of your program overseas (Fall or Spring semester programs only)
  • Document your experience with photos and videos via the
  • Write at least one article every two weeks on a topic related to education abroad and your identity, location and career/field of study.
  • Share tips and answer questions on the Diversity Abroad Forum.

Your Qualifications:

  • You are currently enrolled full-time at your college or university based in the United States or a recent graduate (1-3 years out)
  • You will participate in a semester or year long study, intern, volunteer, or teach abroad program for the fall or spring semester
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA at an accredited U.S. university or college
  • You are energetic, creative and have a passion for international engagement
  • You are a leader on campus and in your community
  • You are committed to challenging stereotypes and leading a dialogue that promotes positive social change
  • You possess strong writing skills and social media presence
  • Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racial diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.

What will you gain:

  • Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS, will offer a $500 stipend for fall and spring semesters. Five stipends are available for each term.
  • Diversity Abroad Swag Bag, including backpack, t-shirt, journal, travel guide and more!
  • Opportunity to have your articles, blogs, pictures and video published and promoted on social media and
  • Gain professional career experience in marketing, social media, writing, and international education and travel
  • The opportunity to be part of the Diversity Abroad family and represent the Diversity Abroad community overseas
  • Matched stipend from select Diversity Abroad partners

Application Process and Timeline:

  • Overseas Ambassadors serve during a 4-6 month time frame, depending on the length of their chosen study abroad program.
  • To apply for the Overseas Ambassador Program, please complete the scholarship application here by May 31, 2019 at 11:59p EST.

For more information and application, click here! 

SPSSI Clara Mayo Master’s Thesis & Pre-Doctoral Grants

May 15, 2019 (Deadline)

The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.


Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines. A student who is applying for a Grants-In-Aids may not apply for the Clara Mayo award in the same award year. Applicants may submit only one Clara Mayo grant application per calendar year.

Awards and Criteria

Up to six grants will be awarded each cycle. The maximum amount of any grant is $1,000. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored, but proposals without matching funds will also be considered.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

ASHF: New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship

May 8, 2019 (Deadline)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) maintains that our ability to communicate and connect with each other is key to our success and happiness. The Foundation supports innovators and sparks innovation in communication sciences to make that connection possible for everyone.

The ASHFoundation invites doctoral students accepted or enrolled in a research doctoral program to apply for the New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship. This program is designed to support strong doctoral candidates who will pursue a teacher-investigator career in an academic environment at the university/college level. For 2019, the ASHFoundation will award up to 15 scholarships of $10,000 each.


  1. Students must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in, a research doctoral program (PhD or equivalent) in communication sciences and disorders. Clinical doctoral students are not eligible to apply for this program; however, clinical doctoral students are eligible for other ASHFoundation funding programs. Students completing their doctoral program prior to June 2020 are not eligible for this November 2019 funding cycle.
  1. Students with full-time status will be given priority. However, students with part-time status will be considered.
  1. Students must be either a NSSLHA member or an ASHA member at the time of application.
  1. Students should be committed to a teacher-investigator career in communication sciences and disorders in the United States.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

May 5, 2019 (Deadline)

National AMBUCS, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization with a diverse membership dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. National AMBUCS, Inc. awards over $150,000, with individual awards ranging from $500 to $1,500. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution.

Eligibility: Students must be US citizens accepted in a graduate-level program that is accredited by the appropriate therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or hearing audiology. Assistant or undergraduate programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, commitment to local community, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships 

May 1, 2019 (Deadline)

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s (WSBPW) Foundation transforms workplaces by strengthening the capacity of organizations and businesses to create work environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women.

WSBPW offers several educational scholarships, including scholarships for women age 30+; single women with children; women pursuing careers in journalism, communication, horticulture, or business; minority women veterans; and women who are residents of South King County. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Woman student and a U.S. citizen
  • Meet age requirements for specific scholarship or grant
  • A resident of Washington State for one or more years
  • Officially accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in Washington State or enrolled in an “online” accredited program accepted as a Washington State Education institution
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability
  • Be in need of financial assistance
  • Submit an official transcript of grades (copy accepted)
  • Complete all pages of the application form and include all required additional documentation

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award

April 30, 2019 (Deadline)

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award.  Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on May 23.

In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Applications will be assessed on the extent to which a students’ conception and practice of civic leadership embodies the values of Social Responsibility, Commitment, Leadership, Creativity, and Collaboration.

Deadline and Application Instructions

The application deadline for the 2018 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 30 at 11:59PM. Detailed application instructions, along with the application assessment rubric and interview logistics can be found on the Carlson Center website. Please direct any questions about this award to Kathryn at

UW Resilience and Compassion Initiatives Seed Grants

April 30, 2019  (Application Deadline)

Students, staff and faculty are eligible to apply for grants of $500–$3,000 to support activities, programming, research and/or projects that build connection and community. Applications accepted through April 30. More information is available here.

Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation

April 8, 2019 (Deadline)

Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation annually provides over $40,000 in total scholarships each year to rising and current UW sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students based on their demonstration of Mortar Board’s ideals of exceptional scholarship, leadership, and service on campus and in the community. Apply by April 8!