UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 3 – Winter 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

I hope you got to enjoy the sunny weather this weekend! Check out the many events happening soon, funding opportunities, and open positions to apply for, linked below.




CLUE Tutoring, Academic Success Coaching, ASP Winter Wellness Week

Our peer tutors and coaches are available and excited to meet with you in person (Mary Gates Hall) or virtually!

  • CLUE Tutoring: CLUE Drop-In Tutoring is open from 7- 11 pm on Sunday through Thursday.  Exam reviews and discussion sessions are available, and more information can be found on the CLUE website
  • Academic Success Coaching: Academic Success Coaches are available to meet Monday through Friday. Schedule an appointment on our website. Visit our videos website to watch various videos from our coaches about preparing for the quarter and study strategies tutorials.

ASP Winter Wellness Week: We will be hosting some events next week to provide an opportunity to engage with our services while promoting wellness. Monday, January 23rd to Friday, January 27th 

  • Stop by CLUE Tutoring or Academic Success Coaching to receive a KIND bar package! (Supplies may be limited based on availability.) You will also be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an ASP prize. 
  • Follow us on social media for various ways to engage with ASP and chances to win prizes! Instagram: @uw_asp Facebook: @UWAcademicSupportPrograms Coping with the Clouds Workshop Tuesday, January 24th from 7- 8 pm in Mary Gates Hall 241  In partnership with LiveWell, Peer Health Educators will be hosting their
  • Coping with the Clouds workshop during CLUE tutoring hours. Click the event link to learn more about the workshop. You do not need to register ahead of time but can just come the day of.
  • Email us if you have any questions! CLUE: clue@uw.edu Academic Success Coaching: aspcoach@uw.edu Academic Support Programs: aspuw@uw.edu

Paid Undergraduate Research Assistant Position in Skin Cancer Research

Dr. Paul Nghiem’s Lab is a moderately sized, diverse team with basic, translational, and clinical research projects. We study Merkel cell carcinoma: an uncommon, frequently lethal skin cancer associated with immune suppression, UV exposure, and the Merkel cell polyomavirus (see www.merkelcell.org). Working in this lab environment provides extensive opportunities to interact with scientists, physicians, and clinical research team members. These interactions and opportunities to lead projects in later years can be very helpful for the professional development of the students who join this team. Our lab is located in SLU at the UW Medical Center, which is a 20-minute shuttle ride away from the main campus.

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic undergraduate to assist with general lab duties and translational/clinical studies involving maintenance of patient databases and support of clinical trials. Many of our projects involve contact with patients and other healthcare providers. Your duties would involve collecting data from medical records, maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database, ordering tissue samples from outside pathology labs, stocking the tissue culture room, and performing administrative tasks. There may also be the opportunity to work under other Dermatology faculty members to support their research projects.

Students that are organized, communicative, collaborative and have a strong desire to learn about the biology and clinical management of cancer are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for applicants who are sophomores or freshmen, and we will prioritize students who plan to go into healthcare or biomedical research. Prior research or clinical experience is advantageous but not required. A minimum of ten hours per week is required. Students must make a two-year part-time commitment during the school year and full-time during the initial summer. Currently, some onsite work is required, though certain tasks may be performed remotely.

The Undergraduate Research Assistant position offers hourly compensation equal to the Washington State minimum.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to the MCC Team (mccteam@uw.edu) with the email title “RA Position Nghiem lab, {your initials}.” We will be accepting applications until February 17, 2023.

Gilman Scholarship open for undergrad study abroad

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program January 2023 application cycle is open! This program enables U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. 

The Gilman Scholarship program offers 2 types of scholarships:

  • The Gilman Program offers scholarships of up to $5,000 to Pell Grant recipients participating in credit-bearing abroad programs (in locations with Level 1 or Level 2 Travel Advisories). Eligible study abroad programs or internships must start between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024. Students studying critical need languages may be eligible to receive an additional award of up to $3,000. 
  • The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid. 

The application deadline for both types of scholarships is Thursday, March 9, 2023, by 11:59pm Pacific Time. For more information, please visit: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/ 

UW Gilman Scholarship information sessions focusing on crafting strong applications for these scholarships:

Students considering study abroad program options should please explore the UW Study Abroad Office’s website at https://www.washington.edu/studyabroad/.

Summer Program in Pain Research | SCAN Design Foundations Innovations in Pain Research | Application deadline approaching, Feb 2nd, 2023

Are you Interested in Research in Pain treatment mechanisms, developing new therapies, and access?

Apply to Scan Design Foundation Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program by February 2, 2023. 

About the Program:

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose the University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This full-time, in-person program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Who Is Encouraged to Apply?

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply!


  • Current full-time UW undergraduate students (with potential major areas of study in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering).
  • Rising juniors, rising seniors, or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall after summer participation to continue undergraduate studies) at the time of the summer program.
  • Interest in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment.
  • Interest in pursuing a Ph.D., MD or MD-PhD.


Students will receive a $6,000 stipend to be disbursed in installments throughout the program.

  • Application now open 
  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptances: March – April 2023

To learn more and to apply, click here. Please email any questions to ursummer@uw.edu.

Application for Entrepreneurship Minor is now open

The application for the Entrepreneurship Minor is now open and will close on January 25th. The Entrepreneurship minor is open to all non-business undergraduate students interested in leveraging their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge to achieve their start-up goals. 

Application requirements are:

  • A declared major
  • A minimum of 45 credits completed
  • A minimum of 2.0 cumulative and pre-req GPA
  • Pre-req courses: ECON 200 Microeconomics (5), ACCTG 215 Financial Accounting (5) & ACCTG 225 Managerial Accounting (5) OR ACCTG 219 Essentials of Accounting (4)
  • Two essay questions
  • Approval from major adviser: Students will need to submit the email address of an assigned adviser from their major to confirm that the entrepreneurship minor coursework will fit within their academic plan

Apply for the Dunlap Memorial Scholarship today!

University of Washington student, Carl James Dunlap, had a powerful impact on the UW community with his vibrant personality and persistent advocacy for students with disabilities. To honor his legacy, the Dunlap family established the Carl James Dunlap Memorial Scholarship. The Dunlap Memorial Scholarship seeks to support students with disabilities encountering unique challenges when attending and completing higher education. The D Center is grateful to further Carl’s legacy by awarding $2,000 to two UW students for Winter 2023. 

The Dunlap Memorial Scholarship selection criteria is a UW student who identifies as having a disability and has a demonstrated financial need. The intent is to help support students with disabilities who would benefit from financial assistance to continue their pursuit of higher education.

If you are interested, please complete and submit the application no later than Tuesday, January 31st. 

If you have any questions, please contact the D Center at dcenter@uw.edu.

Scholarship newsletter: Winter quarter 2023 #2

Mis/disinformation in Elections (Lecture Series): Common Power Future is hosting a three-part mis/disinformation lecture series for students this coming February. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in or studying politics, law, media and/or mass communications. Registration is now OPEN via https://tinyurl.com/nomoredisinfo

The Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023. 

Planning on presenting at the Symposium? Apply here by Friday, February 12th, 2023. 

OMSFA WORKSHOPS (https://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/events/)

Getting Started on your Scholarship Search

Learn about searching for scholarships that fit your interests and goals and bringing your strengths into application materials. We’ll also talk about how to write for your audience and think like a funder.

In-person at MGH 171: Thursday, January 19th | 12:30 p.m.

Via Zoom: Wednesday, January 25th | 5:00 p.m.

Via Zoom: Tuesday, February 7th | 4:30 p.m. (This session is specifically tailored for Transfer students.)

Application Writing and Feedback Time: an interactive work session

Drop-in to work on your scholarship applications and, if you wish, get personalized feedback on your materials. Stop by anytime and stay for as long or short as you like.

In-person at MGH 171: Friday, January 27th | 12:30 p.m.

Via Zoom: Tuesday, January 30th | 4 p.m. (This session is specifically tailored for EOP scholarship applicants.)

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

The Gilman Scholarship program offers study abroad scholarships to US citizen undergraduates who are eligible for Pell Grants. Come and learn about the program, the application process and how to write a strong personal statement. For details and to access the application, visit the Gilman Scholarship Program website, www.iie.org….

Via Zoom: Wednesday, February 1 | 4:30 p.m.

In-person at MGH 171: Thursday, February 2 | 12:30 p.m.


Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a two-year opportunity to promote global food and nutrition security through hands-on work. Leland Fellows gain experience working with host organizations around the world, learn how international development works, and ways to make the system more efficient, effective, and just. Deadline Extended! Applications now due by 11:59 p.m. EST, Thursday, January 26, 2023.

Killam Fellowship Program: $5,000 per semester at one of 21 universities across Canada.

More info here. Apply by January 27, 2023!

Corbett Exchange Program: $10,000 for academic year, $5,000 per semester at University of British Columbia or University of Victoria

More info here. Apply by January 31. 2023!

Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students: The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program. Apply by Feb. 1, 2023 at 5pm ET.

Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarships: $5000 awarded over two quarters for students engaged in an ongoing leadership project or academic research at UW. It is open to students of all years and citizenship statuses. Apply online for either by February 1st, 2023

Astronaut Scholarship: UW undergraduates going into their junior or senior year in a STEM major are encouraged to consider applying for the Astronaut Scholarship, which provides $15,000. Applicants should exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in their majors. Commitment to an astronaut career is not required. Apply online by February 15, 2023

Tillman Scholar application is open! The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self. Tillman Scholars receive an academic scholarship, a national network of peers and mentors, and professional development opportunities. For more info attend an Information Webinars or email (scholarships@ptf.org). Apply by 11:59pm PST on February 28th. 

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS): Up to $22,500 for tuition, housing, and fees for students studying STEM or healthcare-related fields. It is open to first- and second-year students who are Washington residents with financial need, regardless of citizenship status. Apply online by February 28th, 2023

NIH UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Program includes scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer AND paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Application Deadline: April 3, 2023


** Get prepared for summer opportunities by polishing your resume and attending internship fairs. Learn more about what the UW Career and Internship Center offers!

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP): Fully-funded six-week summer enrichment program for first or second year students from underrepresented backgrounds (racially/ethnically, economically or educationally) who are interested in careers in the health professions. Register for a Virtual Info session here and learn more! Apply online by February 5th 2023.

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program: Six-week fully-funded academic summer program at Howard University in D.C. for students interested in exploring a career in international affairs. Apply online by February 7th 2023

Fulbright UK Summer: FREE 3-4 week academic summer programs in the UK. Choose to live and study in Wales, Glasgow, Belfast, Bristol, Cornwall or London, each with a different thematic focus. Apply online by February 7th 2023

Humanity in Action: Fully-funded four-week immersive international summer program for students interested in exploring democracy, human rights and social justice. Travel to Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw or Copenhagen, or have a hybrid Washington, DC experience, and then complete a year-long Action Project at home. Apply online by February 14th 2023.

The LAGRANT Foundation 2023 Scholarship Program: Each year, The LAGRANT Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. The 2023 Undergraduate Scholarship Application must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Summer research programs are full-time immersive research experiences where selected students are matched with a mentor to join their research team and work on a project for a fixed term (often 9-10 weeks). Students receive stipends and sometimes assistance with housing and travel.

Application deadlines between January 31st and February 15th 2023 (vary by program).

Search for summer NSF-funded research opportunities for undergraduates here, and UW summer research opportunities for undergraduates here.

** Interested in other scholarships and opportunities? OMSFA is here to help you find and apply for the scholarships that fit your skills and experiences.

Search our database and set up an advising appointment today.

The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families 

The John S. McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Applicants must be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid. 

The application deadline for both types of scholarships is Thursday, March 9, 2023, by 11:59pm Pacific Time. For more information, please visit: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/ 

UW Gilman Scholarship information sessions focusing on crafting strong applications for these scholarships:

Students considering study abroad program options should please explore the UW Study Abroad Office’s website at https://www.washington.edu/studyabroad/.