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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is proud to honor the contributions of continuing generations of immigrants and refugees to the United States. Every year, the program supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

Full eligibility requirements can be found ...

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One of the highlights of the Political Science Department's graduation celebration is undergraduate student speech. Giving this speech is a special opportunity to reflect with your fellow graduates on your experiences at UW and to share thoughts about your education. Political Science invites submissions from students who graduated in summer 2018, autumn 2018, winter 2019, or who applied to graduate in spring or summer 2019.

The deadline to submit your speech is Monday, May 6th. Speeches are to be no more than 500 words (about 5 minutes to deliver) and must appeal to a diverse audience of fellow students, family, and friends. Please email your speech to

While there is no set theme, the best speeches convey your experiences and insights; the worst speeches string together cliches about...

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UW Earth Day 2019: Engage for the Earth

April 22, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

HUB Lawn & Lyceum

The UW's 2019 Earth Day celebration will be April 22, 2019, at the HUB. This year's Earth Day event will include a focus on action, equity, diversity, and environmental justice.

During the Earth Day event, the HUB Lawn will feature dozens of exhibitors - student groups, UW departments, and other organizations - who will share how they are working for sustainability and how you can get engaged. Enjoy food from local vendors at the Husky Green Market, organized by...

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Get Ready for Grad School Application Season series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful--get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to get started on four of the critical pieces of any application: writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, getting strong letters of recommendation and finding funding.

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Join our Team

Calling all people passionate about improving equity in education!

The pipeline is hiring for two full-time positions to begin September 1st, 2019. Applications are due in early May!

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The Pipeline Project Education Equity AmeriCorps member recruits, trains...

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Spring 2019
Request for Proposals

The UW Student Technology Fee project proposal application is open
Welcome back to Spring Quarter. The UW-Seattle Student Technology Fee is now requesting proposal submissions for student-oriented projects. Departments and student organizations in need of funding can apply through

Proposal submissions are now open. The priority window ends April 20th, while the final deadline for proposals is April 27th at 11:59 pm.

The STF will hold proposal workshops if you want to make sure you apply correctly. They will be:

  • Thursday, April 11, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Allen Library Research Commons, Red A
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Allen Library Research Commons, Red C

Remember to apply early, don't wait until April...

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The King County Bar Association is recruiting for three program assistant positions requiring similar qualifications, though duties will be slightly different. We will interview a group of applicants who have the most relevant mix of these qualifications before determining which specific position is the best fit for selected applicants and KCBA.


BA or equivalent combination of education and experience is required (students anticipating graduation in May or June 2019 are encouraged to apply).  Applicants must also be proficient with Microsoft Office; be an effective communicator including having a positive customer service attitude; demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and have the ability to coordinate a number of tasks and projects simultaneously.  We also seek applicants with a commitment to access to justice and diversity. 

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Environmental Justice Workshop

WHEN: April 17, 2019; 12:00-1:30pm

WHERE: Johnson Hall room 117

DESCRIPTION: Do you know what Environmental Justice is? What Environmental Hazards are in your community? Examine environmental and health concerns across Washington State, discuss Environmental Justice and learn what you can do about it!

Facilitator: Melissa Banales

2019 Environmental Justice Conference: In-Reach before Outreach

WHEN: April 19, 2019; 1:00-5:00pm

WHERE: Maple Hall Great Room

DESCRIPTION: The 2019 Environmental Justice Conference organized by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the UW College of the Environment will focus on issues of equity and inclusive collaboration to confront climate disruption. The main goal of this conference is to reflect on our outreach strategies and look into community-based solutions.


12:45-12:55pm Registration

1:00-1: 10 pm Welcome and Opening...

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UW Seattle Spring Job & Internship Fair

April 18, 2019

1-5pm, HUB Ballrooms (UW Seattle campus)

Whether you’re looking for a full-time job or an internship opportunity, or just hoping to create connections and learn about companies and industries, you won’t want to miss the Spring Job & Internship Fair! The last major career fair of this academic year, and a great opportunity to meet with more than 100 hiring employers. This fair is open to students and alumni from all three UW campuses.

Which employers are attending?

A full list can be found in ...

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