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The Fritz Scholarship application for study abroad is now open.  Students planning to study abroad during winter or spring quarter 2016 should apply now.  The deadline is November 6th.  The application is open to declared majors in the Social Sciences & Humanities with a 3.0 gpa or above. 

This year the application has changed slightly.  Students are asked to submit a CV in addition to their essay.  The essay prompt and application details are available online at

We currently have two workshops planned to help your students submit a competitive application.  Please encourage them to attend—they can RSVP using the link below.

Fritz Scholarship Application Workshop

·         Tomorrow, October 6th at...

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The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status. 

Information Sessions (select one):

Monday, Oct. 5 at 2:30-3:20 PM and 3:30-4:20 PM, in MGH 258

Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10:30-11:20 AM and 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM, in MGH 171

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1:30-2:20 PM and 2:30-3:20 PM, in MGH 258

Friday, Oct. 9 at 11:00-11:50 AM in MGH 171


Leadership Application...

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Attention undergraduate students! The Washington Undergraduate Law Review (WULR) at the University of Washington is looking for Winter Quarter 2016 submissions!

WULR is an academic legal journal at the University of Washington that publishes law-related essays, research papers, and other written work by undergraduates. The Law Review is an organization entirely operated by students at the University of Washington.  

Submission to WULR is open to all majors. We value papers on a variety of legal topics, and students are encouraged to submit undergraduate theses or other academic papers 12 pages or longer. Submissions will be selected for publication by WULR’s Executive Editors based upon quality of writing, research, and analysis. All submissions accepted for publication may be edited for length and clarity.

Email articles as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in double-spaced, 12 point type. Articles should include a cover page with the following information...

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Internship!   Interested in Social Justice issues? Interested in getting involved in the Queer and Trans* community on campus?   Apply to be an intern with the Queer Student Commission!   For more information and the application visit    OR   Apply  @   Events!   Q Welcome Luncheon HUB Lyceum (HUB 160) Friday, October 2nd @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm   Queer Health Fair The Quad Saturday, October 3rd @ 11:00am - 2:00pm   National Coming Out Day Open Mic The Q Center (HUB 315) Monday, October 12th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm     -------------------   Summary of Events   Q Welcome Luncheon: Lesbian? Gay? Bisexual? Straight-ish? Trans*? Queer? Two-Spirit? Questioning? No labels needed? Excited about starting school? Us too!
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The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will “hire” three Fellows to work with three local non-profits during Winter and Spring quarters. 

The host sites for 2016 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

●      Asian Counseling and Referral Service // Civic Engagement Fellow (Engaging the API Community)

●      Puentes  // Community Mobilization Fellow (Ending Migrant Detention)

●      Solid Ground // Advisory Council Fellow (Racial and Economic Justice)

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profitfor a minimum of 10 hours per week from January-June 2016 and will receive a $2,500 stipend to help make their investment of time and effort in Fellowship activities more feasible.  In...

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 Scholarships 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. RSVP to attend at

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
Scholarships 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships

This session provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. It will include information on discipline specific scholarships, national funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop...

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The UW Career Center has released their list of workshops for Autumn 2015.  Please see file below for more information.

For questions, contact:

Vic Snyder,  Associate Director The Career Center l (206) 616-5806

Visit our website:

Book an appointment:

The Career Center

University of Washington

134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seattle, WA 98195

Descriptions of Career Center Workshops Autumn 2015 (PDF)

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Seize your opportunity to earn a spot on UW Mock Trial’s team, UW’s most successful RSO. As a member of UW Mock Trial, you will…

You’ll see the country with UW Mock Trial. This year alone we’ll be traveling to NYU in New York City, Vanderbilt in Nashville, and UCLA in Los Angeles. Past years we’ve explored Orlando, Yale, Washington DC, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Memphis, Arizona, and Berkeley.

Tap into your inner competitor. Mock Trial is a team-based competition set in a courtroom, governed by the rules and facts of a complex legal case. While you’re perfecting your public speaking skills, adopting a new persona as a witness, and transforming into a power attorney, you’ll be building friendships and having fun. No experience is necessary and you don’t have to be pre-law; all you need is passion and a competitive spirit, we’ll teach you the rest.

UW Mock Trial has a history of excellence. This past season, we finished Second...

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Information Session   Campus Application Deadline: Tues., Nov. 10, 2015

National Application Deadline: January 22, 2016, 5pm Central Time


  • 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2015, MGH 173R Conference Room
  • 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015, MGH 173R Conference Room
  • 4:30 – 5:20 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, MGH 173R Conference Room
  • 4:30 – 5:20 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, MGH 173R Conference Room
  • 3:30 – 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, MGH 173R Conference Room


Public Policy and International Affairs Scholarships – National Application Deadline November 1st

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There are a few Global Opportunities workshops and information sessions coming up in the first two weeks of school. All workshops are in MGH 171

Getting Started: Funding your Study Abroad: Attend this information session to learn more about scholarships and planning for study abroad. This session is geared for students who are just starting to think about study abroad.

Thursday, October 1st 3:30-4:30pm

Wednesday, October 7th 3-4pm


Fritz Scholarship Application Workshop:  Learn how to make your application more competitive! We’ll tackle the personal statement and CV section of the Fritz scholarship.  The Fritz scholarship is a study abroad scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in the Humanities or Social Sciences. You must have a 3.0 gpa and be admitted to your major prior to applying.

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