UW GPSS Officer Elections – Graduate Staff Assistantships

Nomination Deadline:  May 8, 2017

The University of Washington Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) has just opened applications for officer elections. The GPSS, comprising approximately 130 registered Senators from a vast array of programs, is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington. The GPSS officers set the organization’s goals, implement Senate directives, communicate goals and actions to the University and students, and report on progress toward achieving these directives. To that end, the GPSS Officers hold regular meetings of the Senate, a forum for graduate and professional students to voice their concerns and give direction to the GPSS. GPSS officers are accountable for managing a budget of over $500,000 and ensuring GPSS representation on over 70 University committees.

To ensure that all officers have the capacity to complete these responsibilities, each position is compensated for working 19.5 hours a week for the entire year, starting in June. Officers earn a wage equivalent to the salary of a TA or RA, receive graduate appointment health insurance, and their tuition is paid by the GPSS. Due to the significant obligations of the positions, officers may not concurrently hold a TA/RA appointment.
Eligibility:
  • A candidate need not be a current Senator, but must be a full-time graduate or professional student in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • A candidate must intend to maintain their status as a graduate or professional student and be on campus throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
  • A candidate cannot be a member of the Judicial or Elections Committee.
  • A candidate must be able to work for GPSS for 19.5 hours per week during the 2017-2018 academic year, including 8 hours per week in the office (4 hours for the President) between the standard business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • A candidate must be available to attend Senate meetings and other required meetings.
  • A candidate must have attended at least three (3) GPSS Senate or standing committee meetings during the 2016-2017 academic year prior to the Elections Meeting on May 17, 2017. The standing committees include the Executive Committee, the Finance & Budget Committee, and the Judicial Committee. Upcoming meeting dates are available in the GPSS Elections Guide.
  • Incoming students in a one-year graduate or professional program are eligible to run for office, but they must provide either proof of registration or proof of enrollment in the upcoming Summer or Fall term to the Elections Committee Chair.

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

Bill Raskob Foundation Interest-Free Loan Program

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

The Bill Raskob Foundation aids students through educational loans at no interest. In order to qualify, you must be an American citizen, enrolled at an accredited institution for the upcoming school year. At present, the Foundation is not accepting applications from foreign students, US students graduating from a foreign school, for first-year study (undergraduate), medical students (except those funded last year) or correspondence courses.

The Foundation does not award scholarships, grants or gifts. Academic proficiency is a factor of importance, but need is given first consideration. The Board of Trustees also consider demonstrated self-reliance, character, willingness to assume responsibility and capacity for leadership, as evidenced by performance. The amount of aid is dependent upon need. The minimum loan amount is $1,000 and the average loan is for $5,000. Parents (when applicable) are expected to assist an applicant to the full extent of their ability. Applicants applying for aid are expected to demonstrate that they have exhausted the opportunities for assistance in their local community and school.

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

UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership Scholarship

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community. MAP awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contributions from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

To qualify for a MAP scholarship, you must:

  • Be a continuing student in good standing at UW Seattle, UW Bothell or UW Tacoma
  • Be a full-time UW undergraduate, graduate or professional student
  • Have completed at least one quarter at the UW
  • Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid

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

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.

Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. Students from any relevant discipline may apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their research project relates to community associations and/or common interest communities.

Projects may focus on applied or theoretical research and must be done in conjunction with the fellow’s graduate studies. The application should clearly explain the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the project and show how it will expand or enhance existing theory, knowledge, or data collection and help to advance the Foundation’s mission.

Within the field of community associations and common-interest communities, Hanke Fellowship projects are accepted for the following topics:

  • Financial Crisis: Community Associations in Lien Priority, Insolvency or Foreclosure
  • How Community Associations respond to aging infrastructure and aging residents
  • Evaluating the impact of short-term rentals on Community Associations
  • Quantifying how Community Associations impact home values and resale activity
  • How Community Associations manage risks related to technology use and data collection
  • Trends in Community Association efforts to conserve resources and protect the environment

The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $3,000-$5,000 over one year, or as determined by the Foundation. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend.

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

UW Population Health Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards

Application Deadline:  April 28, 2017

The University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative is offering Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards of up to $1,500 to further students’ academic, research, or professional goals as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. The application period for this round of funding opens on April 10, 2017 and closes on Friday, April 28, 2017.

These awards are open to graduate students on all three campuses who:

  1. Are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  2. Have been accepted to present a population health-related paper, poster, or exhibit, or to serve as an invited speaker, at a conference, symposium, or other professional and academic meeting. Students in the arts may request funding for invited performances or installations.

The Initiative views population health as a broad concept encompassing not only the elimination of diseases and injuries, but also the intersecting and overlapping factors that influence health. These influencing factors include the environment, education, mobility, policy and governance, poverty, racism, infrastructure, access to technology, urban planning and many more.

In order to apply, an applicant must be nominated by a faculty member. Once nominated, applicants will receive an email with a link to their portion of the application.

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.

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.