UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 1 – Winter 2024

Hi Honors Huskies!

Welcome back! We hope that your winter break provided a well-deserved reprieve from the hustle and bustle of school. 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.


Honors Events


First-year Interest Group (FIG) and Orientation Leaders (OL) Recruitment

We are officially recruiting for our next cohort of First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leaders and Orientation Leaders (OL)! We would appreciate your support is sharing this opportunity with the students you serve.

Please consider….

  • Nominating students that you believe would do well in either position by submitting their name via fyp.uw.edu/nominate
  • Displaying this slide: fyp.uw.edu/applyslide in a meeting or presentation to students! 
  • Including a quick paragraph in your next email or communication – we have developed language for you to use here!

Applications are open and the deadline to apply is Monday, January 29, 2024, at 8:00 AM PST. Application information & questions are available for review online at fyp.uw.edu/apply. Please note that these positions are open to students who are currently enrolled in Seattle.

Q Center x CHID Focus Group, CHID 496A

Queer Heritage: Past and Present [CHID 496A]

Explore hidden histories and legacies of queer communities around the globe by critically engaging with documentaries, podcasts, and other media forms.

This is a discussion based, 2 credit class that is peer-facilitated by an undergraduate student (advised by a faculty/staff mentor) and graded Credit/No Credit. 

Meeting time is Friday 10:30am-12:20pm in the Q Center Lounge (HUB Room 315).

To register or learn more visit: tinyurl.com/QFocusGroupWINT24

CHID 496 Queer Heritage Past and Present

Special Topics: CHID 270B

Queer Representations in Journalism: Beyond Stories, Storytellers, and Structures

This seminar-style course delves into the influence of journalism in shaping queer identities and experiences. This course offers students an opportunity to explore the relationship between media representations, language choices, and newsroom practices, analyzing their impact on public understanding of queer issues.

WINT2024 | SLN: 12377 | SSc | WF 9:30-11:20 am | CDH 115

CHID 270 B

The Emerson Fellowship

  • The Emerson Fellowship develops influential leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. For graduating seniors, alumni, and graduate students/alumni
  • During their year in the program, fellows develop their leadership skills and gain hands-on experience through placements with host organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
  • Focus on work on anti-poverty/anti-hunger efforts and advocacy in the US and seek more experience; U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for this program.

Deadline: Friday, January 12th, 2024. Midnight EST. If you would like to apply or for more information, you can visit here.

Key Into Public Service Undergraduate Scholarship Program – Phi Beta Kappa Society

·         The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, launched its Key into Public Service program to connect promising arts and sciences students with opportunities in public service.

·         Scholarship recipients will receive a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship and an educational conference experience in Washington, D.C., providing scholars with training, mentoring, and reflection on pathways into local, state, and federal government careers.

·         Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher with an anticipated Fall/Winter 2024 through Spring 2026 graduation date. Membership in the Society is not required.

Deadline: Monday, January 22nd, 2024. Apply here or visit here for more information.

The GSBA Scholarship Fund

The GSBA supports students who exhibit leadership potential and strong academic abilities and are actively involved in school and community organizations. To receive a GSBA Scholarship, you must be a Washington State resident.

Deadline: Friday, January 5th, 2023, 5:00 p.m. PST. The application is available on the website.

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship

·         The FAIT fellowship is designed for individuals who want to pursue an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree and a career in Foreign Service.

·         This two-year fellowship program funded by the U.S. Department of State provides academic funding, internships, professional development, and mentorship. It culminates in a career in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist (IMS).Deadline: Saturday, January 16th, 2024. Visit here for more information.

UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Clinical Translator-Student Assistants

UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has openings for clinal translators-student assistants. We are looking for students that can translate medical and clinical research content for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2021 study. This is a part-time, remote position at the IHME.

These are the languages we are interested in:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Urdu

Students interested in the role (immediate start date) should email Isabella Colindres at ilcb@uw.edu

Law Societies and Justice (LSJ) Major Applications

Interested in learning about the meaning of justice and the methods used in efforts to realize it? Curious about how the politics of rights and legal institutions structure our social life? If so, consider majoring in Law, Societies & Justice! The Law, Societies, and Justice Department offers undergraduate students a dynamic and engaged interdisciplinary liberal arts education focused on law, rights, and justice.

NEW as of SPR 2023: We have some exciting news to share! The personal statement for the application has been updated and we added a more formalized rubric on our page to better support you as you navigate this process! 

The LSJ major application is now open and accepting submissions, apply here! Students must submit all application components by, Friday, January 12, 2024 @ 4:00pm.

There are two admissions workshops remaining prior to the application deadline.

Friday, January 5th at 3:00pm | Smith Hall, LSJ Conference Room M261

Monday, January 8th at 1:00pm | Smith Hall, LSJ Conference Room M261

If you would like to connect with one of us, please visit the LSJ Advising page to schedule an individual in-person or virtual advising appointment. You can also send us an email at lsjadv@uw.edu with general inquiries.

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMFSA) and Honors Program Scholarship Search Party

Scholarship season is among us! Join the Honors Program and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMSFA) as we team-up to share scholarship search strategies, info on Honors scholarships, and ways to bring your strengths into your application materials. You’ll even hear from recent scholarship recipients as they share their experiences and tips for applying. We’ll also dedicate time to searching for scholarships together and answer questions as they pop-up.

This is a low-stress opportunity to get motivated and to encourage one another – let’s work in community and get ready for application season! Bring your laptop, water bottle and detective skills to this Scholarship Search Party!

Date/Time: Thursday January 18, 2024, 3:30-4:30 PM
Location: Honors suite, MGH 211

Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) Info Session

We invite you to explore how to double major, major, or minor in the Jackson School of International Studies. Come find out more about majors such as the Global and Regional Studies major which requires at least two years of college-level FL. 

Wed, Jan 10th at 3:30pm-4:30pm in Thomson Hall (THO) 317; pizza will be served! You, your roomies and friends all welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Jackson School of International Studies


Public Health Major Info Session

Upcoming Information Sessions 

  • January 9 | 11:30AM – 12:20PM | Register HERE 
  • January 17| 11:30AM – 12:20PM | Register HERE 
  • February 7| 1:30 – 2:20PM | Register HERE 
  • February 21 | 1:30 – 2:20PM |Register HERE 

Combine your STEM skills with our Environmental Public Health degree to make an impact on public health!

Our Bachelor of Science degree has a new name: BS in Environmental Public Health.

We added “Public” to our name to reflect our academic focus at the intersection of human health and the environment and our role as an applied science program within the top-ranked UW School of Public Health. From water quality to wildfire smoke to workplace safety, Environmental Public Health majors graduate into high-paying jobs that protect health and create sustainable communities.

What makes our BS degree program unique?

• Our 400-hour internship program prepares you for careers in environmental public health, occupational health and safety, health and sustainability, medicine, or for graduate school and research careers.
• Dedicated support from the department’s career counselor and internship advisers.
• Small class sizes, personalized support, networking opportunities and skill-building workshops.

Learn more:

Students can apply every quarter. Our next application period is open from Dec. 22, 2023 to Jan.19, 2024. Apply here.  Questions? Contact us at ehug@uw.edu