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Funding Opportunity: Harry S. Truman Scholarship for Future Leaders & Changemakers – $30, 000 for Graduate School

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Logo

The UW has the opportunity to nominate 4 current junior level or third year undergraduates to be considered for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. We need your help in encouraging student leaders and change-makers to apply.    This competitive award is up to $30,000 to be used for Graduate School.

To be eligible students should:

  • Be a full time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior level academic standing; or senior level standing in the third year of enrollment.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Have a record of involvement in public and community service
  • Be committed to a career in public service
  • Read about the Truman scholarship to find out if it is something they are interested in. Read more here: https://www.truman.gov/are-you-potential-truman-scholar/

Interested students should apply for UW Nomination online at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/437.

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Funding Events: October Scholarship Workshops

As fall kicks off, we are excited to share our October workshops & events with you and your students.  As usual, we are offering basic information sessions and workshops focused on supporting your students in both connecting to scholarship opportunities and being competitive for them.

New this quarter, we are dedicating one full week to scholarship basics.  October 24-28th is Getting Started with Scholarships Week. You’ll find a flyer detailing our focus week attached to this email and our full calendar, which includes all info sessions and events, on our website.

Without further ado, below is our list of October Workshops!

October Workshops: All workshops in MGH Suite 171.

Date Title Description Time
October 12 Scholarships 101 Introduction to searching and applying to scholarships 4:00 p.m.
October 18 Getting Great Recommendation Letters We’ll talk about letters, how to ask for them and how to follow up. 12:00 p.m.
October 19 Scholarships 201 We’ll discuss scholarship opportunities and timelines for continuing students. 4:00 p.m.
October 20 CV for Scholarships & Applications This workshop-information session hybrid will go through how to write a CV and offer time to work and receive feedback. 12:00 p.m.
October 20 Approaching the Personal Statement This workshop will offer ideas on how to approach your personal statement writing and practical exercises to get you started. 4:30 p.m.
October 24-28th Getting Started with Scholarships Week! Visit our webpage for times and events: http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/workshops/events/ Check times online
October 26th Why Apply? Meet up Meet former scholarship applicants and advisors to discuss opportunities and tips. 4:00 p.m.

We also meet with students individually to talk through just about any academic application they are working on—please let them know we will happily meet with them to talk about their scholarship applications as well as admissions essays and grant proposals. Thanks for sharing!

Getting Started Flyer 2016

Grad School Event: UW Graduate School Fair (10/25/16)

Save-the-date: UW Graduate School Fair, Oct. 25th
You’re invited to the UW Graduate School Fair on October 25th, from 10 am – 2 pm, at the Intellectual House on the UW campus in Seattle.
The UW Graduate School Fair provides a forum for you to meet representatives from local and national graduate programs, representing over one hundred various graduate degrees. Graduate school is a great step towards helping you pursue your goals and passions, allowing you to immerse yourself into an area of study that will propel you into a future career. Graduate programs include both masters and doctorate degrees, and there are a multitude of programs to explore. The UW Graduate School Fair brings a wide variety of programs to you, here on the UW campus in Seattle.

Current UW students and alumni, as well as local community members, are invited to attend the UW Graduate School Fair. Registration is not required, and this event is free for participants (students, alum, etc.) There is no required dress code for the fair. Just come as you are, ready to learn more about the graduate programs represented.Information for students: http://uwgpaa.wixsite.com/uwgradfair/info-for-students

List of participating graduate programs: http://uwgpaa.wixsite.com/uwgradfair/list-of-schools

Map to the Intellectual House: http://uwgpaa.wixsite.com/uwgradfair/uw-map

The UW Graduate School Fair is hosted by the UW Graduate and Professional Advisors Association (UW GPAA), and sponsored by the UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association, UW Tacoma Institute of Technology, UW Foster School of Business, UW School of Social Work, and the UW Information School.

UW Grad Fair 2016 Student Flyer

AUT 2016 Course: Preparing for Grad School (GRDSCH 200)

GRDSCH200: Preparing for Graduate Education is a course for undergraduates to help them consider whether to pursue graduate education and to help them apply to graduate school. Attached is a flier for the Autumn 2016 class – we still have space left.

For more information on the course, you can read articles about the class and the content here:
UW Provost’s Report on Trends and Issues in Higher Education http://www.washington.edu/trends/grdsch-200-preparing-for-graduate-education/
The Seattle Times http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/advance-course/
Alaska Airlines’ Beyond magazine  http://www.alaskaairlinesmagazine.com.

We are updating the course website.

GRDSCH 200 AUT 2016 Flyer

SUM 2016 Course: Preparing for Graduate School (GRDSCH 200)

The Graduate School is offering its excellent class for students interested in exploring graduate study in more detail:  GRDSCH 200, Preparing for Graduate Education. It is just one day/week and only 2 credits. We offer this all year-round, but in the summer quarter especially it gives students a tremendous head start on the graduate school application process that will otherwise hit them with a big THUD come the start of autumn quarter!

The course is perfect for graduating seniors who know they want to consider graduate school in the future.  It will set them up to fully understand the application process, and ultimately make decisions about how to approach what they want to do.  It is also great for the graduating senior who is unsure of what graduate school entails and whether they should consider it in their future.  Especially if they are not sure of what they might end up doing when they graduate!  Seniors and juniors thinking ahead will also benefit from the class.  Included is discussion and work on preparing an effective application.

This is a 2-cr, CR/NC class, perfect to balance out a schedule or just add something to a summer quarter experience!