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.

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.

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.

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.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides need-based grants to students who are able to do academic work at the college level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and are actively working for peace and justice. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be living in the U. S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive academic credits for the time period covered by their grant. Early recipients fought for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. More recently, grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international solidarity.

The maximum grant is $10,000 but awards may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of money available. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. However, applicants must have participated in activities in the United States, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on remaining in the United States.

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 30, 2017

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain degrees. It offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to graduate students. All graduate fields of study are considered, although the program places an emphasis on STEM fields.

Students must be enrolled full-time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a completed FAFSA on file. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).

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

DataONE Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. DataONE is pleased to announce the availability of summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates. Interns undertake a 9 week program of work centered around one of the designated projects. Each intern will be paired with one primary mentor and, in some cases, secondary and tertiary mentors. Interns need not necessarily be at the same location or institution as their mentor(s).

The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates who have received their degree within the past five years. Given the broad range of projects, there are no restrictions on academic backgrounds or field of study. Interns must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, must be currently enrolled or employed at a U.S. university or other research institution and must currently reside in, and be eligible to work in, the United States. Interns are expected to be available approximately 40 hours/week during the internship period (noted above) with significant availability during the normal business hours. Interns from previous years are eligible to participate.

Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 for participation, paid in two installments (one at the midterm and one at the conclusion of the program). In addition, required travel expenses will be borne by DataONE.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply and descriptions of the 2017 projects, click here.

Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Phillips Exeter Academy seeks to support the academic and career development of doctoral students, and promote diversity and lively intellectual exchange on its campus by offering a Dissertation Year Fellowship that will support PhD candidates in the completion stage of their dissertation.

This one year assignment will provide a $14,310 stipend (current year’s amount), research and travel funds of up to $1,000, room & board, benefits, access to our facilities and resources, as well as professional development opportunities. Dissertation fellows are welcome to participate in most aspects of school life, and to share their work/research with the community during their residency. Fellows do not have prescribed duties during the residency, and shall not have any other full- or part-time job.

The fellowship is open to all disciplines. Candidates who are interested in potentially teaching in an independent school setting, and who are underrepresented in higher education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during Summer 2017.

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

Armenian Students’ Association Scholarships

Application Deadline:

The Armenian Students’ Association offers a variety of scholarships for college and graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

In order to be eligible, applicants:

  • Must be of Armenian descent.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2017 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full-time student in the Fall 2017.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.

For a list of scholarships offered, click here.  For complete information about application procedures, click here.