UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 1 – Spring 2024

Happy Spring Honors Huskies!

We hope your first week of Spring Quarter is going well and you’ve been able to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms! It’s Thursday afternoon which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.

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Honors Events and Opportunities


2024 Spring Job & Internship Fair

DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

LOCATION: Husky Union Building, North & South Ballrooms

TIME: 11:00am – 2:30pm PT

A career fair is a connection opportunity for employers who have open roles and students who are currently in the job search phase. At an in-person career fair, events are hosted on campus in a large meeting space, wherein employers set up booths for students and alumni to visit. In-person career fairs are a great way for students to meet face-to-face with representatives of companies that appeal to students’ majors, interests, and goals.

The 2024 In-Person Spring Job & Internship fair is open to all majors and years of study, including alumni of all three UW campuses and community members. 70 registered employers are actively recruiting Huskies for full- and part-time career and internship roles across all industries. Preview the list of currently-registered employers here, register for the fair, and browse open positions prior to attending.

Registration is currently open to UW Seattle students. Registration will open to UW Bothell and UW Tacoma on April 5th, 2024, at 8:00am.

We encourage you to:

Questions? Email cicevents@uw.edu. Thank you!

UW Honors 2024-2025 Scholarship Applications

The application portal for the 2024-2025 Honors Program scholarships is now open.

Each year the Honors Program provides scholarship opportunities for students currently enrolled in the Interdisciplinary, Departmental, and College Honors who will be enrolled in the next academic year. For the 2024-2025 year there are eight scholarships available and students may apply for more than one scholarship.

Learn more about these scholarships here, including:

Award amounts

Eligibility guidelines

Descriptions of each scholarship

Information about the generous donors who make this possible

Award timeline:

Deadline: April 1, 2024 at 9:00am

Notifications: May 15-30, 2024

Award term: Autumn 2024 – Spring 2025

Summer term 2024 at Friday Harbor Labs

Come spend five weeks on beautiful San Juan Island exploring the tide pools, learning in a hands-on lab environment, and “diving” into lectures about the diverse life found in our ocean. Friday Harbor Labs offers a unique classroom setting for marine science course work and allows students to learn research techniques and field skills. We host research focused courses where students can actively participate in projects to explore the subjects they are passionate about and grow as early career scientists.  

We welcome students from everywhere; price of the term is the same no matter where you are coming from AND we offer scholarships!

This summer we are offering advanced courses open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Check out the University of Washington credited courses we are offering this summer.

APPLY NOW through our Summer course applications.

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship

This scholarship strives to increase Native representation in the field of education by providing financial support, mentoring, and internships for Native students in the Northwest who are pursuing an advanced degree in education, education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field. We view this scholarship as an opportunity to create long-term partnerships that will improve our ability to meet the needs of Native communities.

Steve Nelson, dedicated his career to working with Tribes, communities, and schools to improve American Indian students’ success in academics and in life. This scholarship honors his work by providing selected students with as many as two years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $3,000 each year, and we will award as many as five scholarships per year.

Application Procedures:

Applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship can be submitted until March 31. No applications will be considered after the deadline.


Recipients will be notified of conditional awards no later than June 30 for study beginning the following fall term. Final awards will be made directly to the institution of higher education once an awardee has provided proof of acceptance and/or registration in an institution that meets the scholarship program requirements.

MAPS Pre-Health Conference

The UW Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students is inviting anyone with a passion for health to join us at our annual Pre-Health Conference, happening next Saturday, April 6th, in the HUB! The event will run from 9 AM to 4 PM, but students are free to join whenever they would like! We will have a day packed with interactive workshops (suturing, UW School of Medicine admissions, dental impressions and fillings, and more!) and a resource fair planned, and breakfast and lunch will be included. 

Tickets are $15 for the general public and free for paying MAPS members. The event is open to anyone interested in healthcare, including high school students and undergraduates at other schools. Tickets are available at this link!

Visit our website and Instagram (@mapsuw) for more information on workshops and speakers!

The African studies Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship Fund

Call for Applications: The African Studies Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship Fund
Application deadline: April 14, 2024 11:59pm


The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship Fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington and to the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and advanced scholarship on Africa. Recipients of this fellowship commemorate their legacy.


Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University of Washington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For African students visiting or studying at UW, funds can be used to support same expenses as well as costs related to attending the UW. Fellowships are expected to be awarded for amounts between $250 and $750.

Instructions for submitting application materials:

A) Submit the following materials to africa1@uw.edu:
1. Most current resume or CV
2. An ‘unofficial’ UW transcript

3. A statement of purpose of not more than two single-spaced pages in which you decribe a) the nature and purpose of the research project you are proposing; b) the relevance of the project for the field of African studies; c) the institutional support you have for the project; d) your qualifications for the project, including the project’s significance to your academic career goals and past experience that prepares you for this project e) timeline for travel and completion of project

B) One letter of reference from an academic advisor who will support you in supervising the project, emailed directly to africa1@uw.edu

C) The subject of your email should include: your last name – O-W 2023 (for example: Smith – O-W 2023)

Awarded students will be asked to submit a photo and a short description of the project to be featured on our African Studies website.

More information here

Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to africa1@uw.edu.

Earthlab Visual Arts Contest

EarthLab is excited to announce our first-ever UW Undergraduate Art Competition! This is your opportunity to participate in one of the original forms of human expression through art by creating an original piece of art that answers the question: What does environmental and/or climate justice mean to you and your community? Undoubtedly, each of our unique cultures, identities and historical experiences ensure there is no singular answer to this question.

We believe in the authority and co-existence of both research and diverse knowledge and storytelling systems which exist – including shared and lived experiences, oral histories, art, culture, in any setting within and outside academia. Diverse voices must be heard to truly understand just what environmental and climate justice means to not only us as individuals, but the very communities we belong to and steward.

Whether you express your perspective through a painting, digital art, sketch, or drawing, we invite you to submit your art and start a dialogue connected to your interpretation of one or both of the following definitions:

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: All people and communities have the right to equal environmental protection under the law, and the right to live, work and play in communities that are safe, healthy and free of life-threatening conditions. Source: Columbia University. Definition attributed to Robert Bullard.

CLIMATE JUSTICE: To ensure communities, individuals and governments have substantive legal and procedural rights relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the means to take or cause measures to be taken within their national legislative and judicial systems, where necessary, at regional and international levels, to mitigate sources of climate change and provide for adaptation to its effects in a manner that respects human rights. Source: International Bar Association

The winning art piece will be featured in tandem with an upcoming data visualization (known as the EarthLab Network Snapshot Project) in 2024. Together, they will support efforts to share EarthLab’s impact in engaging diverse communities in environmental and climate change research and training.

Art submissions are due by 05/01/24. Winners will be announced in mid-May 2024.

EarthLab will host one virtual information session on March 12, 2024 from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Register today.

Submit today

UW Lopez Island Study Away Early Fall 2024

As you start planning your summer, consider the following early fall program, alongside the regular Honors offerings. Program Director Professor Kerry W. Reding is happy to work with Interdisciplinary Honors students to develop an ad hoc Honors project and to have it count towards Honors Experiential Learning (leadership or service). Please note Interdisciplinary Honors students will need to apply for the ad hoc Honors project for this course, and for Experiential Learning – it is not automatic.

Lopez Island Reconnecting Food Roots:

Through this program, students will experience the inspiring food network of Lopez Island. The program aims to empower students by connecting them to the people, places, and practices involved in growing food sustainably. We will connect to the rich island life through our eating, living, learning, and working within this island-contained local food system. The program focuses on reconnecting the roots of a food system to a specific locality, creating and navigating community, and supporting multifaceted well-being in a local food system.  Students will spend time learning from local farmers and food makers at the center of the food system and learn to trace the webs of relationship and food security as they interconnect. They will be supported to think creatively and critically about what it takes to be in reciprocity with these systems and how to seek out and work with local food systems wherever they are. There will be experiential education and exploration of food and climate systems through air, land, and sea.

The program will include local land-based foods learning, storytelling, local farm tours and workshops, yoga classes, a Labyrinth walk, herbal medicine classes, community building, practical food harvesting, preparation and preservation skill sharing, education on climate health, and tangible actions for students to implement that can support a healthy climate and a resilient food system. There will be a component of service work to give back to the community at the end of the program in the spirit of good reciprocity.

Find out more and apply here!

Lopez Study Away

Spring 2024 Honors Peer Mentoring Program Applications

Join the Honors Peer Mentoring Program! Mentor and mentee applications for Spring 2024 are open now! The Honors Peer Mentoring Program serves to create a network of support within the Honors community by facilitating mentoring relationships every quarter. Our program aims to highlight the student perspective by encouraging mentees to be proactive during their time in the Honors Program and mentors to demonstrate leadership through sharing their academic and personal experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in open educational and social events throughout the quarter! For more details and to apply, check out our application or feel free to reach out to our committee at uwhonorsmentoring@gmail.com

Honors Peer Mentoring program

Partners in the Parks Projects

This program is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council. PITP projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. For over 15 years, PITP has led over 100 projects in more than 50 different national parks.

Register Today 


  • Mammoth Cave National Park
    • May 13-19  
  • Appalachian Trail
    • May 20-27
  • Crater Lake National Park: Directors Retreat
    • July 28-Aug 3 
  • Glacier National Park
    • August 4-10 

NCHC’s Partners in the Parks Committee offers two support scholarship options for qualifying students interested in attending a Partners in the Parks event, based on financial need.

Full Project Scholarship:

The Partners in the Parks Committee provides one full project scholarship for each excursion planned in the current year. Students demonstrating financial need and not receiving additional assistance for this event may qualify for a full project scholarship, to include event registration fee and airfare. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

Project Discount:

If a qualifying student is receiving partial project funding assistance from another source (such as a regional honors council or their home institution), they may apply for a discount code to provide an additional reduction to the cost of their registration fee. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

More Scholarship Details 

Please feel free to contact aleym@uw.edu with any questions about the program and scholarship opportunities.

Careers in Social Work and BA in Social Welfare Information Session

  • BASW Student Experiences (virtual) | 6pm – 7pm PST | REGISTER HERE
    • Hear from current BASW students and alumni about their experiences in the program! Learn about their practicum sites, the transfer student experiences, ways to get involved at the school, resources they wish they’d known about, advice they have for incoming students, and get your BASW questions answered!

BASW application for Fall 2024 admission is open NOW through April 15th! Feel free to share the below information with any prospective students you may have.


(Click to view application instructions, eligibility, prerequisites, and access the application portal)

At a glance:

  • Our BASW program is a major for students interested in furthering social, racial, and economic justice. We’re looking for students passionate about social change and who are interested in careers committed to furthering social justice and helping others. Learn about our program, mission and goals here.

What is Social Work?

Social work is concerned with helping people overcome challenges, providing support, and facilitating access to resources and services.

What’s on our application? See full instructions online.

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Social Service Experience Form (experience recommended but NOT required!)
  • Essay (1-2 pages)
  • Short Answer Question (1500 characters)
  • Resume (1-2 pages)

FAST FACTS (from 2023 admissions cycle):

  • 75% acceptance rate
  • 69% students of color
  • Cohort of 52 students
  • Average GPA of 3.48
  • 51% transfer students

Prerequisites include:

  • A 2.0 cumulative minimum GPA.
    • 65 college level credits by start of program.
    • Completed one introductory Psychology course and one introductory Sociology course with a 2.0 or higher before starting the program in September.
    • *Statistics is NOT required for admission but must be completed before students enter their second year of the program. We recommend students complete this requirement as soon as possible to accommodate for the full-time schedule they’ll have once in the program.

Falling Walls Lab

The Falling Walls Lab is coming to Seattle on May 16th!

Which wall will your research break? Pitch your innovation in just three minutes, showcasing an idea that could positively impact science and society.

This pitch-your-idea event is open to all students. All participants will pitch their idea (3 minutes) on Thursday, May 16 at CoMotion.  And the winning individual/team will receive a fully paid trip to Berlin to meet with industry leaders and innovators.

The deadline for the submission is Wednesday, May 1. For more details and application instructions go to https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/seattle/.

Fall Walls Criteria

Partnership in an Unequal World – Spring Workshops

UW faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a virtual spring workshop series sponsored by the UW Office of Global Affairs that will explore what it means to have mindful teaching, collaboration and program building in an unequal world. The workshops will engage participants in hands-on-activities and lively discussions about how to navigate issues of reciprocity and structural inequality and how to meaningfully collaborate with international partners. 

Participants are encouraged to attend all three workshops, though any level of participation is welcome! 

Tuesday, April 9 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 1 will focus on Globally Engaged Pedagogy and will address the prompt, “How to teach and learn across inequity.”

Friday, April 26 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 2 will focus on Building Partnerships between University and Non-University Collaborators and will address the prompt, “What does it mean to build relationships in an unequal world?”

Tuesday, May 14 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 3 will focus on Institutional Transformation and will address the prompt, “How do you leverage the resources and navigate the structures of the University in building more equitable partnerships.”



  • Ben Gardner, Associate Professor, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Chair, African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Anu Taranath, Teaching Professor, Department of English and Comparative History of Ideas
  • Ron Krabill, Professor, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Director, Master of Arts in Culture Studies; Co-Director, UWB Global Scholars

EDUC 215: Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond

Now approved for writing credits!

In EDUC 215, students learn skills to enhance their well being in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

For EDUC 215, there are two times and modalities to take this 5 credit class that also provides SSc credit. The first section will be fully in person meeting for lectures on Thursdays from 2:30-5:20pm PST with a one hour in person quiz section on Fridays for small group activities. The second section is a fully virtual section with virtual lectures on Tuesdays from 11:30am-2:20pm PST and then virtual synchronous quiz sections for one hour on Fridays. Asynchronous accomodations for lecture can be easily coordinated (synchronous participation in the one hour quiz section on Fridays is required). See the attached flyers for additional information and as a tool to share with students.

EDUC 216 will be offered on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:20pm PST with one hour quiz sections on Fridays. As with EDUC 215, EDUC 216 is a 5 credit course that provides SSc credits. EDUC 215 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite class for EDUC 216. See the attached flyer for additional details.

For the first time in spring 2024, we will be offering a new 5 credit seminar for students who have taken EDUC 215 and 216 called EDUC 317: Emotion Regulation: Dialectics and Application. In EDUC 217, we will take a deep dive into the biological and experience component of many different emotions and think about how to skillful manage them in the context of different professional settings. EDUC 317 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:50am for SSc and writing credit. See the attached flyer for additional details.

And for the second time in spring 2024, we will also be offering a 5 credit seminar for students who have taken EDUC 215 and 216 called EDUC 381: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Coaching in Social Emotional Learning. In EDUC 381, we will learn how to teach and coach others in building their own social-emotional skills while also maintaining our own wellbeing so we don’t burn out. EDUC 381 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-1:50pm for SSc and writing credit. See the attached flyer for additional details.

All four classes will also be a part of the new Education Studies open enrollment, minimum requirement major starting in the fall of 2024.

EDUC 215 Flyer

Graduate Study in the UK

Tuesday, March 26, 4:00-5:00 PM

MGH 171 RSVP here

Alyce Myers, International Officer for Durham University, will visit UW to talk with students and interested faculty/staff. Alyce will help demystify the differences in the US vs. UK higher education systems, the grad school application process, funding opportunities, and life in the UK. This will be a helpful opportunity regardless of which UK universities you may be interested in, or if you’re just getting started thinking about graduate study options!

Study and Research in the UK via the Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships: Panel discussion with UW scholars

Thursday April 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Via Zoom RSVP here Join us for this panel discussion featuring Abby Burtner (2024 Churchill Scholar), Daniel Chen (2023 Marshall Scholar), Sonia Fereidooni (2024 Gates Cambridge Scholar) and Dr. Brian Reed, UW Divisional Dean of Humanities (Rhodes Scholar and Oxford alum). These four will share information, tips, and strategies for students considering graduate studies and research at Cambridge, Oxford and other UK universities in the future. Join us to learn from their experience researching degree programs, finding mentors, and applying for competitive scholarships to support their goals.

Opportunities in Japan: Information Session

Tuesday, April  23, 4 – 5 PM

MGH 171 RSVP here Did you know that you can engage in graduate study, cutting-edge research or serve as an English language teacher in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan? Join members of the Consulate General of Japan as well as current awardees, Zoe Chau and Amanda Nguyen (both are MEXT scholars, Zooming in from Japan!), to learn more about living and working overseas. In addition to hearing about the application process and funding opportunities, hear about living in Japan and representing the US as a citizen ambassador while there.

BeREAL: GenSt 297 G/W

This is a 1-credit (C/NC) course that focuses on student well-being.  BeREAL content will be presented over 10 weeks, and students will learn skills and practices aimed at reducing stress, managing emotions, coping with challenging situations, and building compassion for themselves and others.  

GenSt 297 G meets Tuesdays from 10-11:20 in MGH 288.  GenSt 297 W meets Wednesdays from 10-11:20 in MGH 82A.  There’s room in both sections for more students!

Take On College Summer Fellowship Program

Take on College is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free college application mentorship services to high school students. This summer, we are hosting our 2nd virtual Summer Fellowship Program (SFP). This is a free 8-week program that focuses on enriching low-income and first-generation high school students who are applying to college through workshops and one-on-one mentorship. We will also be providing a $100 stipend to each student, and any necessary technology (WiFi hotspots, laptops). Students will walk away with a completed personal statement, knowledge on creating a college list, and an understanding of paying for college through financial aid and scholarships.

The link to apply is: tinyurl.com/Apply-SFP-2024

Odegaard Writing & Research Center Peer Writing Tutor

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly Peer Writing Tutor and Student Assistant positions beginning the Fall Quarter 2024 and continuing through Spring Quarter 2025. If you or someone you know might be interested in applying for work as a student employee at the OWRC, please share or follow the following link to our application information (https://depts.washington.edu/owrcweb/wordpress/about/jobs/). 

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs. Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from student employees that their work here is challenging and transformative.

Applications are due on Sunday, April 14th at 11:59 pm PDT. We encourage applicants to bring their materials to the OWRC and discuss them with our current tutors—just make an appointment and come by. Students who have applied in the past are welcome to apply again. Please email owrc@uw.edu if you have any questions!

Careers in International Development & Diplomacy

Tuesday, April 2 // 3:30-5:00 PM // Husky Union Building (HUB) 332

UW students interested in a career in international development and diplomacy are invited to attend a panel discussion with representatives from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. State Department, and the Peace Corps.

Register Here

CLUE Tutor at Academic Support Programs

Interested in supporting other students in their academics? Looking for an on-campus job?

Academic Support Programs is currently hiring for both CLUE Tutors and Academic Success Coaches for the 2024-2025 Academic Year! 

These positions are open to UW undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled for the full 2024-2025 academic year. Hourly pay rates range from $19.97-$22.35. All available positions are listed below:

CLUE Tutoring

Application deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024

  • Drop-in Tutors for Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Writing
  • Exam Review Tutors for Chemistry, Math, and Physics

Academic Success Coaching

Application deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024

  • Allen School Academic Success Coach
  • General Academic Success Coaches
  • EOP Support Academic Success Coaches
  • Reinstatement Coach

To learn about each position and how to apply, please visit: https://academicsupport.uw.edu/apply

Exam Skills Writing Workshop

Workshop led by the Director of the GWSS, JSIS, LSJ, Poli Sci Writing Center, Rutger Ceballos!

When: Wed, April 17th from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Tho 317

Why: To improve your exam-taking skill set

Bring: appetite (for info, for pizza), a lap top, a friend!

Pizza generously provided by LSJ 

You can book 1:1 appts with social science writing tutors if you are in a GWSS, JSIS, LSJ, Poli Sci course here:https://www.polisci.washington.edu/pol-sjsislsjgwss-writing-center

Race Health & Justice Symposium