Livermore National Laboratory Graduate Scholar Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Livermore Graduate Scholar Program (LGSP) and its predecessor programs have played a critical role for many years in helping to recruit new scientific and engineering talent to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Top Ph.D. students are granted appointments of up to four years to conduct research of interest to the Laboratory while completing their thesis.

A key feature of the program is the triad relationship between the student, the university thesis advisor, and the Laboratory technical supervisor. This team will jointly plan and execute the student’s research program. The Lab technical supervisor is a scientist or engineer and should ideally be a member of the student’s thesis committee. Once accepted into the LGSP, the student becomes an employee of LLNL and is expected to perform the majority of his or her research at the Laboratory. Our expectation for a successful proposal is that the student will spend 75% of the calendar year at LLNL, though scheduling is flexible. LGSP students receive a highly competitive salary, but the program does not cover tuition costs.

LGSP appointments have traditionally been made to students of physics, astrophysics, laser science, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, computer science, biology, genetics and biotechnology, materials science, and related disciplines. Non-technical or non-traditional proposals may be considered if a suitable LLNL mentor/supervisor can be identified. Applicants must be full-time graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. Students are expected to have completed the majority of their graduate coursework and have successfully passed any required comprehensive examinations. Students must have a thesis advisor and an identified LLNL technical supervisor.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Marcy Migdal Fund supports exceptional students engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world, and helping them succeed in their education. The Marcy Migdal Fund provides two awards of $1,000 per academic year.

Marcy Migdal was known throughout Washington State as a leading educator in the field of multicultural education and for her passionate commitment to social justice and advocacy for the most vulnerable members of our community. It is the intent of this endowment that Marcy’s selfless dedication and activist spirit live on in this award. Scholarships will be awarded based on the adherence of the proposed activities to the priorities of the Marcy Migdal Fund.

All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) are eligible to apply. Applicants must: be current UW students in good academic standing; complete the application process prior to the published deadline; and at the completion of the project write a short report on their project and how the funds were used. Recipients must be enrolled at UW during the quarter the award is received.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

The Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship is for graduate students who live in King County and are working towards a degree in a “helping profession.” A helping profession is defined as: a profession addressing problems in a person’s physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being, including medicine, psychology, social work, education or ministry. It could also include a degree in non-profit management.
The fund awards three scholarships of $7,500. Although all graduate students living in King County may apply, priority is given to graduates of a Renton high school.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Husky Seed Fund

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

The Husky Seed Fund is an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW. The fund launched as a pilot program for students on the Seattle campus in 2016 and is managed by students on the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council with funds from the Office of the Provost. Created by students for students, the goal is to bring to life innovative ideas by awarding funds for projects that will enhance students’ extracurricular experience.

Your idea could become reality with a seed funding award of up to $5000. This is your chance to develop leadership and team building while creating something truly unique for your fellow Huskies. The Fund looks for projects that help students feel at home with the UW and engage with the Husky community.

To be eligible to apply for this program, you (or the group) must be enrolled at the UW Seattle campus. The applicant(s) must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 for each group member, and can be of any discipline, major and class standing (including graduate and professional students).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for supplemental graduate fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Any graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to apply, as long as they can demonstrate a strong connection between their research and Jewish Studies topics. The amount per fellowship will be $3000. Multiple fellowships are available. Support may also be available for additional opportunities related to students’ research projects.

The goal of this fellowship is to build intellectual community as well as professional skills. Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows will participate in regular workshops on Jewish Studies and Public Scholarship. Students will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback and mentorship for their research projects via public presentations at Jewish Studies Faculty Seminars.

Graduate students from all departments and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Fellows should be in residence in Seattle for at least two quarters of the 2017-2018 academic year. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong record of achievement and interest in pursuing research projects within the broad parameters of Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a strong interest in the Stroum Center’s intellectual atmosphere, whether through coursework or attendance of Jewish Studies events.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students in particular categories: undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need, and creative & performing arts. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2017. All scholarships are one-time awards.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Fahs-Beck Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Fahs-Beck Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well-being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems.

The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the United States or Canada.

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Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Scholarships

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington grants two $1,500 scholarships annually.

In order to qualify for this scholarship you must be all of the following:

  • A descendant of a person establishing residence in one of these states:
    • Washington State during or prior to 1870
    • Oregon State during or prior to 1853
    • Idaho State during or prior to 1863
    • Montana State west of the crest of the Rocky Mountains during or prior to 1863
  • A resident of Washington State
  • A full-time student in an accredited college or university in Washington State
  • A college junior, senior or graduate student during the year of the scholarship

Preference will be given to students majoring in History, Education or English.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

North American Conference on British Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The North American Conference on British Studies  (NACBS) Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $10,000 stipend. Two runners-up will receive a $5,000 travel grant.

Nomination must be made by the student’s dissertation advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation. The nominating advisor and the nominee must both be members of the NACBS. Each advisor may nominate one candidate enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution. At the time of application, the nominee must have completed all degree requirements save the dissertation.

The candidate must need to travel to the British Isles for the purpose of dissertation research. The fellowship awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles for an extended stay of at least three-months duration. Travel grant awardees may conduct shorter research trips.

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Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field. The Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field (although applications are not restricted to graduate students in environmental studies).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here. To read about a UW graduate student who received this award in 2016, click here.