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Spring is here and it’s time for rising seniors, seniors, and bachelor’s alums to plan and apply for fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Fulbright and several other similar programs have launched their applications, and UW scholarship advisors are available for support. There are opportunities to research, study, teach and even intern abroad.

We have 3 great ways for interested students to learn more and to get started.

Sign up for our Global Fellowships Prep online resource to learn, prepare and apply for fellowships.
Attend a Global Fellowships information session to learn about the kinds of opportunities available.
Attend a Fulbright information session

To see the full schedule, please visit our calendar! We hope to see some of your students in advising or at an online session soon!

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Hello everyone!
Our application due date for our 2020-2021 Scholarships and Fellowships is approaching! Applications will close at midnight on May 1st, 2020. You can view and apply for our scholarships and fellowships at:

Award Recipient Feature!: Rhiannon Rasaretnam

Rhiannon Rasaretnam speaking at the March for Our Lives gun control rally in 2018 following the mass shooting at Parkland.

The daughter of two immigrants, Rhiannon is an inspiring young activist. In her junior year of high school, she founded a club called Activists for Change which focused on providing a safe discussion space for students to talk about current events while also advocating for fair and respectful policies in their school. In 2018 she helped organize the March for Our Lives in Seattle and used the event to not only draw attention to the horrors of mass...

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I hope you and your family are keeping safe! I am Hielen, I work with UW Alene Moris Women's Center. I am contacting you to ask you spread the word about our SPRING GRE Session. Because of our current State situation, we are working with the instructor to provide the spring GRE Session ONLINE. We will keep you updated with any new updates. We are monitoring this very closely. Information about the session is provided bellow:

Spring Schedule – Online:
May 3,10,17,24th 9:00AM – 2:00pm
Price: $375
registration link:

For more information:

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Side note: Please bare with us while we are reevaluating and updating our...

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We hope the quarter is running smoothly so far. Despite the current circumstances, we would like to inform everyone that the Odegaard Writing & Research Center is still open for the Spring 2020 Quarter! As a reminder of the services we provide for UW students, staff, and faculty:

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers free, one-to-one, 45-minute tutoring sessions for undergraduate, graduate, and professional writers in all fields at the UW. We will work with writers on any writing or research project, as well as personal projects such as applications or personal statements. Our tutors and librarians collaborate with writers at any stage of the writing and research process, from brainstorming and identifying sources to drafting and making final revisions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please see our website: ...

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A quick note from Academic Support Programs (ASP)- All of our services are running strong and eager to serve your students on-line! As many of you know these services include:

CLUE- our multidisciplinary learning center. CLUE’s hours remain the same: we are open Sunday-Thursday from 7pm-11pm at night. Students can now simply go to our website during operating hours and check in on-line. 

The process is easy and students can get help in a variety of subjects, including math, chemistry, biology, physics, writing, and computer science. CLUE also continues to hold on-line exam reviews and discussion sessions for a variety of classes. 


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Welcome back, everyone! 

As we move into Spring Quarter and are continuing to deal with the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to share with folks that the Bridges Center’s staff have been working diligently to ensure that resources and advising are still available and accessible to the UW community. Financial support for students is more important now than ever, so I wanted to send out a reminder to folks that the Bridges Center has a wide variety of scholarships and funding available to undergraduate and graduate students, with applications that are currently open! However, due to the stresses and new unknowns that our community of students, staff, and faculty have had to navigate, we are extending the deadline for applications from April 13th to April 30th, 11:59 pm. 

By submitting our single online application, you will be considered for up to seven different awards (viewable here:...

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 Please note that the deadline for the Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality has been extended to April 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST.

About the Marcy Migdal Fund: 

  • Open to students from all departments and majors 
  • No U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required - international students may apply! 
  • Apply by April 1, 2020 at 5 PM PST
  • Apply and learn more here

The Marcy Migdal Fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world....

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Dr. Kathy Snow, the 2019-2020 UW CanadaFulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, will teach ARCTIC 401:Inuit Education: Past, Present and Future. Using education as a context for discussion, this course will explore relationships between Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit) within Inuit Nunangat (the name given traditional territories of the Inuit...

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Are you a student who wants funding for a hands-on human rights project that aims to achieve real-world impact? We want you! Does your thesis or dissertation address human rights issues? There is funding for tuition, books, travel and other research expenses.

No U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required
Open to students from all three UW campuses
Apply by April 1, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
Apply at:
Please email questions to

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The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly student positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you or your colleagues know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer writing tutor or Student Program Assistant at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link ( and encourage them to apply on Handshake.

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and...

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