Funding: Mary Gates Endowment – Scholarship

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research projects of their own choosing and design with guidance from a mentor.  Previous recipients have come from all fields of study, including the arts, humanities, social sciences and STEMM.

Mary Gates scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  Students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses are all encouraged to apply.  Deadlines are coming up soon, so students should begin the application process and attend an information session and application workshop.

Information Sessions

10/1, 1:30p – Leadership Scholarships

10/1, 2:30p – Research Scholarships

10/2, 2:30p – Leadership Scholarships

10/2, 3:30p – Research Scholarships

10/3, 12:30p – Leadership Scholarships

10/3, 1:30p – Research Scholarships

10/4, 3:30p – Leadership Scholarships

10/4, 4:30p – Research Scholarships

Application Workshops

10/9, 4:00-6:00p – Leadership Scholarships

10/10, 4:00-6:00p – Research Scholarships



10/15, 5:00p – Leadership Applications DUE

10/19, 5:00p – Research Applications DUE

All information sessions and application workshops will be held on the Seattle campus in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) in Mary Gates Hall room 171.  Another round of applications will be accepted in Winter quarter, but it’s good for students to start planning now!

More information and the application login can be found on our website,  Email with any questions.

Funding: FLAS Fellowship

FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

 November 17, 3:30-4:30, Thomson 217 

 December 6, 3:30-4:30, Denny 217

FLAS awards pay tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend


The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS supports study of the following languages and their world regions: -Arabic -Bangla- Bulgarian -Burmese -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian-Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese


Undergraduate awardees must be at the intermediate or advanced language level and cannot apply to study French, German or Spanish.


Academic Year FLAS awards are primarily for use at the UW. Awardees must take at least 3 credits in the language of the award and 3 credits of area/international studies or the area or international aspects of professional fields of study each quarter while receiving a FLAS award.

Summer FLAS awards are for intensive foreign language study and can be used at UW, another U.S. institution, or abroad.

Application due January 17, 2012. Questions: email

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