Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be an international studies student to apply?

A: No! The scholarship is open to all current UW students, both undergraduate and graduate, regardless of their department or discipline.


Q: Do I need to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?

A: No! International students are welcome to apply.


Q: I am graduating next quarter– may I still apply?

A: All currently enrolled students may apply! However, students must also be enrolled at UW during the quarter the award is received.


Q: When will the winners of the Marcy Migdal Fund Scholarship be notified?

A: The two recipients of the Marcy Migdal Fund Scholarship will each be individually notified around mid-May.


Q: I think I have a great project in mind– will it fit the requirements of the scholarship?

A: The Marcy Migdal Fund Scholarship requires all applicants to provide the outline of a project, the goal of which is to “provide access to education to vulnerable students.’ It is at the discretion of the student to define the categories of ‘vulnerable,’ ‘students,’ and ‘education’ in their project outline. The prompt for this project is open-ended, and students are encouraged to be thoughtful, creative, and deliberate when considering their project. If you would like to see examples of previous projects, please view the profiles of our past recipients here.


If you have additional questions that are not addressed in the above F.A.Q., please contact Phil Shekleton at