UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 1 – Winter 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy first week of classes! – I hope you all are having a smooth start to your Winter Quarter! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.



As a reminder, our Peer Educator application is now open! Learn more about the Peer Educator role and apply here.

D Center is Hiring!

The D Center is hiring an Outreach Specialist, a Social Media Specialist, and a Student Engagement Intern. You can apply on Handshake or send your cover letter and resume to the D Center Manager – Frances Biderman (francesb@uw.edu).

D Center is Hiring

FYP Winter Welcome

Winter Welcome is the first two weeks of the quarter and helps to connect new UW students to campus. There are two fun events happening including a scavenger hunt and a Winter Welcome Mixer. For more information visit: https://fyp.washington.edu/ww 

FIG Leader and Orientation Leader Hiring

FYP is now hiring for new student leaders! Please help us spread the word about FIG Leader & Orientation Leader Recruitment by promoting to students who may be interested in this Leadership Opportunity!

Applications are now open. The application deadline is Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST.  Application information and Info Session dates/times can be found at fyp.uw.edu/apply.

Environmental Health and Research Spotlight Series and Information Sessions

Bachelors of Science in EnvironmentalHealthSchool of Public Health

Winter Qtr Application Deadline: January 20, 2022

Research Spotlight Series Schedule (In-Person): 

Learn more about Environmental Health research from faculty members and how they’ve worked on engaging students with research and internship experiences. We’ll be covering different Environmental Public Health research topics throughout Winter and Spring quarter, so mark your calendars for our research spotlight series!

Virtual Information Sessions: 

Learn more about the Environmental Health major, admission prerequisites, degree requirements, and our internship experience! 

The Environmental Health major is for students who love science, and who are passionate about using their scientific skills to address human health issues related to the built and natural environments. From water quality to workplace safety, environmental health majors are engaged in problem solving to keep communities safe and healthy.

How to Apply: The Environmental Health major is a minimum requirements major, which means all students who meet the minimum requirements and can complete the degree within UW’s maximum time frame will be admitted. The online application can be accessed through our website at https://deohs.washington.edu/applying-major

Explore Environmental Health: Read about the internships, research, and careers of some of our current students and alumni:

  • Explore where your BS in Environmental Health degree can take you on our Career Pathways and Alumni Profiles page
  • Read about what our students are up to in their jobs and internships HERE. 
  • Check out our blog to keep in touch with what’s happening at the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences: Health and Safety Matters


Winter Quarter 2023 Scholarship Newsletter

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: Thursday, January 12th | 5:00 p.m. or Friday, January 27th | 12:30 p.m.


Wildlife Biology Scholarship Provided by the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society

The Richard E. Fitzner Memorial Scholarship Fund provides up to $2,500 toward tuition for wildlife-oriented biology students during the fall of their junior or senior year. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated need for financial aid; a history of experiences, activities, and interests in the field of wildlife biology; college course work applicable to field biology; and superior grades. College transcripts and two letters of reference from instructors or past employers must accompany the application form.

Apply online by January 15th 2023.

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

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


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.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF funded research opportunities 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.

RESEARCH CAFÉ, this Friday January 6th, 9:30-11 AM: Feel free to drop by for the first Research Café of 2023, and stay as long as you’d like!

Research Café takes place every first Friday of the month from 9:30-11:00 AM in Mary Gates Hall Suite 171. Come to make new connections, chat about research, and enjoy free coffee and donuts! The event is brought to you by the Undergraduate Research ProgramMary Gates Endowment, and Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards which are all housed in MGH 171.