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The Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) Office of Government Relations (OGR) is looking to hire 3 interns for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Applications are due this Friday, October 26th 2018.

The Office of Government Relations is the official lobbying arm of the ASUW, responsible for educating students on issues pertaining to higher education, advocating at the city, county and state level for student interests, and mobilizing students to express their concerns in the political realm. This intern opportunity will allow you to play an active role in nonpartisan political representation and civic engagement of the UW community. OGR assists with the development of the state and local legislative agenda; the Annual Legislative Reception; Huskies on the Hill Lobby Day...

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Considering graduate work in information or library science? Heard about the Information School's new, accelerated 1-year Master of Sciences in Information Management (MSIM) program, where you can study topics like Data Science, Business Intelligence, User Experience, Information Consulting, Information Architecture, and Information Security? Did you know we accept students from all undergraduate majors, including students without technical backgrounds?

Attend the University of Washington Information School's Preview Day on Saturday, October 27 to learn how graduate study in the information field will help you reach your personal and professional goals. You will:

  • Learn more about our Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) and PhD in Information Science graduate programs
  • Attend a sample class by one of our faculty members
  • Get tips for the application process and find resources for...
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Are Do-Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement (General Studies 344A; SLN 15016)

Are you committed to giving back? Trying to make a difference? Want to get more out of your volunteer experience and make a stronger impact in the community?  During Winter Quarter, we invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it truly means to “do good”. 

General Studies 344 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement; students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through personal and academic lenses, engage with ethical frameworks for community-based work, and learn from the experiences of local and historical community leaders. In addition to those perspectives, the course will draw upon current issues/events affecting various communities at large, as well as students' involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

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Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2018-19) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2017-18). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is...

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Join us for an introduction to Boren and Critical Language Scholarships for study abroad. Scholarships like the Boren and CLS provide funding to U.S. citizen students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be "critical" by the US State department. These sessions will provide an overview of the scholarships and insights on how to develop competitive applications. 


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Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, you may take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an additional fee of only $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the normal quarterly calendar. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the following courses on the Seattle Time Schedule*. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUW. 

*Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count toward their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you...

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FIUTS CulturalFest is an annual celebration of the diversity and vitality of the international community on our campus and in our region. Showcasing both the University of Washington's global campus and its student leadership, CulturalFest features a full day of interactive cultural booths (February 7, 2019) and an evening performance showcase of global music and dance (February 2, 2019). Produced by FIUTS and the FIUTS Student Board, CulturalFest provides an opportunity for hundreds of students and scholars from around the world to share art and culture from their home countries and welcomes thousands of globally-minded visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the UW for cultural exploration and learning. 

From performing on the Meany Hall...

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Deadlines for Mary Gates Leadership and Research scholarships are fast approaching!  These scholarships provide $5,000 for the current academic year, and are available to all UW undergraduate students.

Still wondering what leadership or research projects are? Attend an upcoming info session!  Already planning to submit an application, but want some guidance to write a stronger essay? Come to one of our application writing...

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Scholarship applications are now open!
Apply online

Every year, the GSBA Scholarship Fund and Pride Foundation award scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied students of any age from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Students pursuing any kind of post-secondary education—including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade schools, apprenticeships, and certificate programs—are eligible!

60+ scholarships.
One application.

Applications are due January 11, 2019
at 4:00pm AKST | 5:00 pm PST | 6:00pm MST.

To assist students applying for these scholarships, we will hold...

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Join us for the University of Washington Graduate School Fair on October 16, 2018 from 2–7 p.m. at the HUB on the UW Seattle Campus. We invite any student who would like to learn more about what a graduate degree can do for them to attend. At the fair, you can interact with representatives from over 100 graduate programs from schools across the country, including:

  • University of Washington
  • George Washington University
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan
  • Oregon State University
  • Columbia University
  • Boston University
  • University of Colorado
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Duke University
  • UC Irvine
  • UC San Diego

And more!


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