Student Funding

India Association of Western Washington Scholarships for the Study of South Asia

The application period for Summer 2022 and AY 2022-23 scholarships will open in winter 2022.

The India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) Scholarship supports the shared mission of the South Asia Center and IAWW to advance the study of Indian languages, arts, and culture. This scholarship was formalized in December 1995 with an agreement between Professor Frank Conlon and IAWW President Jagdish Sharma. The first scholarships were awarded in the 1997-1998 school year, and the scholarship has since been awarded annually to qualified graduate and undergraduate students.

IAWW is a pan-Indian, secular, volunteer-driven service organization operating in the greater Seattle area.

Award: up to $2000


Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Washington who demonstrate a serious academic interest in South Asia by virtue of successfully completing at least 15 credits of South Asia-related courses by the end of the period in which they hold the IAWW Scholarship. Credits earned on study abroad in South Asia will fulfill this requirement. Credits earned through language study will also fulfill this requirement.

Requirements for application:

Applications include a statement of purpose indicating the significance of the study of South Asia for the applicant, a plan of study for the 2021-22 academic year, transcripts (reproductions acceptable) for all post-secondary institutions attended, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s South Asia related coursework.

To apply, visit JSIS Scholarships and click “Apply.”