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Week 2 – Spring Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 2 – I hope you all are getting into the swing of Spring! 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.



Disability Justice Mixer

Happy spring break everyone! Looking for something fun to do with friends next quarter? The D Center and Huskies for Neurodiversity are holding a CATERED Disability Justice Mixer in HUB Games on Thursday, April 6th, 6:30pm-8:30pm! Join us for snacks, games, and bowling 🙂 Students with disabilities and allies welcome!

[ID: Disability Justice Mixer is the title on a background with varying dots, lines, outlines of a bowling ball, bowling pins and food menu. Logos of D Center and Huskies For Neurodiversity on lower left corner. The body reads: Are you a disabled student or ally? Join us for catered refreshments, bowling and games! Thursday, April 6th 6:30pm-8:30pm at HUB Games. Please contact tiarast@uw.edu for accommodation requests.]

UW RDS PIT 2023 Seeking Undergrad Research Assistants

Scholarship Newsletter

Dear students & alumni,

Happy Spring and happy Spring quarter. Here are some scholarships and resources for you to check out – let us know how we can help support you!

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

Application Writing and Feedback Time: an interactive work session

Are you applying for departmental scholarships or any of the opportunities listed below? Need help getting started or want any feedback? Join us for a work session next week!

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.

Via Zoom: Tuesday, April 4th | 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

In-person at MGH 171: Wednesday, April 5th | 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.


**2023 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities Program: new priority deadline of April 2, 11:59 PM

This year’s theme is A Black Sense: Time, Art, and Being, developed and taught by Professors Bianca Dang, Habiba Ibrahim, and Jasmine Mahmoud, and PhD student Chari Glogovac-Smith. Please read their description of the theme, below:

To learn more about the theme, teaching team, application process and to sign up for an information session, visit our website. Any questions, please email urp@uw.edu.

Application will be open on a rolling basis until all positions are filled (with a new priority deadline of April 2, 11:59 PM). Students do not need to submit a formal letter of recommendation in order to apply and do not need to be an expert in topics related to this year’s theme to be competitive (interest and motivation speak louder than prior experience)!

**Zahn Scholarship: New deadline: April 7!

The Fred G. Zahn Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to students in the state of Washington who are graduated high school and are continuing their education by attending a college, university, or post-graduate institute. The application is attached to this email.

**NBR’s Japan Studies Research Fellowship: Applications are due April 16, 2023.

This is a paid fellowship for current undergraduate, community college, and graduate students who are interested in or focus on Japan studies, U.S.-Japan relations, and/or Japanese foreign policy, the Japan Studies Research Fellowship is an intensive, three-month research and professional development program based in Seattle from June to August. To learn more: https://www.nbr.org/japan-studies-research-fellowship/ 

**UW Alumni Reunion and Class Gifts Scholarship – open now, due April 18, 2023. This group of scholarships has opportunities open to all UW undergrads regardless of citizenship status, residency, or campus affiliation. While each endowment has slightly different eligibility and requirements, current UW undergraduates submit one UW Alumni Reunion and Class Gifts Scholarship online application to be considered for any of these scholarships. Award amounts will range from $500-$2,000. More details are listed here: < https://new.expo.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/reuniongift>

** Residential Coordinator, Summer Program in Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Position

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance seeks qualified applicants for the position of Residential Coordinator, Junior Summer Institute (JSI) program in Public Policy International Affairs (PPIA). Compensation: 100% room & board and a stipend of $3000

Submit a resume and cover letter to Amen Tsegai (amen2@uw.edu) with the subject line “Residential Coordinator Application”. Details are attached to this email. Interviews will begin April 25, 2023.

**The Sea Mar Community Health Centers Scholarships are now open! Sea Mar will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to students who are of migrant or seasonal farm worker backgrounds. Sea Mar also offers a $2,500 scholarship to students who demonstrate a history of advocacy, responsibility, accountability, and perseverance. Questions? Contact: scholarships@seamarchc.org or (206) 763-5277. Applications are posted here and the deadline is April 30, 2023.

**Library Research Award for Undergraduates – due May 1

The award is given to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding ability to identify, locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library and other information resources and to use them in the creation of an original course project. Open to undergraduates on all three campuses – individual and group projects are eligible.

**Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF) Summer 2023 Internship Program: May 1 deadline

EBF’s mission is to prepare students of color (Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Multi-Racial) for careers in the media, entertainment and technology industries. Undergraduate students (including Class of 2023 spring graduates) and high school seniors are eligible to apply. Internships typically begin in late May or June. More information and eligibility details are listed here, more questions; applications.ebf@nbcuni.com.

**FSF Programs: This is an interesting and unique funding opportunity for anyone interested in design, marketing, fashion, sustainability and communications! Submission deadline: October 16th, 2023 at 11:59 AM EST; but starting an application gives students access to mentors and support with the application process.

2024 FSF Wizehive Portal Link: https://webportalapp.com/sp/24_fashionscholarshipfund
The FSF Scholarship Committee is pleased to share the 2024 FSF Case Studies from the disciplines of Design and Product Development, Marketing, Merchandising, and Business Strategy. The 2024 FSF case study theme is on the topic of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) that enables brands to evaluate the extent to which a corporation works on behalf of social and environmental goals. Utilizing an ESG framework, and more specifically, leaning into the Environmental and Social aspects, students across the four case study disciplines will consider different aspects of ESG, such as how a brand would address a specific sustainability goal and methods for communicating environmental and social actions to consumers. More info, email fsfprograms@fashionscholarshipfund.org

** Polish your resume and prepare for summer. Learn more about what the UW Career and Internship Center offers!

** 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.

UW Seattle Virtual Career Fair

WHAT: UW Seattle 2023 Virtual Spring Job & Internship Fair

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, from 11:30am-3:00pm

WHERE: Virtual, hosted on Handshake

LINK TO REGISTER: https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/career_fairs/39267

Join us this Spring Quarter to make career and internship plans for Summer 2023 and beyond! This exciting virtual event allows you the opportunity to “meet” employers via video/chat who are looking to share their open job opportunities with Huskies. This fair is open to all majors and school years at UW Seattle (including graduate students), as well as alumni. Students and alumni can preview a full list of employers here and are encouraged to register for the fair when student registration opens on Monday, April 17th. They will be required to sign up for Group and 1:1 Sessions immediately upon registering, which is a crucial step in virtual career fair participation.

In this downtime before registration opens, we encourage students and alumni to update their Handshake profiles with recent job, volunteer and coursework experience, as well as a resume for employers to review. Huskies are 5x more likely to receive engagement from employers if they have a completed Handshake profile!

Unsure how to navigate the virtual career fair experience? Check out our webinar on Monday, April 17th, from 11:30am-12:20pm “Virtual Career Fair 101: How to Prepare for a Fair.” Register here: https://careers.uw.edu/events/2023/04/17/virtual-career-fair-101-how-to-prepare-for-a-fair-3/

UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science Open House

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The CECS Virtual Graduate Programs Open House: On-Demand Experience is a new forum for students to learn about each of CECS’s graduate-level programs at their own convenience. After registering below, prospective students will receive a link to a series of short video presentations tailored to their specific interests. Presentations will include overviews of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, representative research talks by faculty in the participants’ field of interest, detailed explanations of the application process opportunities, and more.

Master’s and Doctoral Programs

Release Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 at 05:30 PM EDT
Register at https://applynow.graduate.ucf.edu/register/cecs41223  

The website containing more information about Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science can be accessed here: http://grad.cecs.ucf.edu/
Once registered, participants will be provided with a link on April 12th. We look forward to engaging students from University of Washington. If you have any questions, then e-mail me directly (cecsgrad@ucf.edu).  

Neurodiversity and Intersectionality Panel

Thursday, April 13th, 6:00-7:30PM, in HUB332 and over Zoom, Huskies for Neurodiversity will be hosting our second annual neurodiversity panel discussion. This year, our theme is intersectional identities. In collaboration with the Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners (NNL) project under DO-IT, we will be hosting a dinner in which four neurodivergent members of the UW community will discuss their neurodiversity as it intersects with other identities, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and other disabilities. Panelist bios are provided in the attached flyer. We will serve pizza in person, and remote access will be provided over Zoom for those who RSVP. Pizza, panelist honorariums, and technical support generously provided by the NNL project of DO-IT. RSVP HERE: 


Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA) Student Perspectives Survey

Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA) is advocating to expand reporting options for survivors through Title IX to include informal resolution processes. An informal resolution process can take many forms, but in a broad sense is an action-oriented agreement written by the harmed party (survivor/victim), and voluntarily agreed to by the party who caused the harm. In doing so, we are asking UW students of all backgrounds to provide their perspectives on the reporting processes offered at UW for those who have experienced sexual or relationship violence, the gaps in those processes, and how they envision those gaps being addressed, through the attached survey.

Here is the surveyhttps://forms.microsoft.com/r/VcvnjPJriw

Study in India EFS: Social Entrepreneurship and Population Health in India

Dear Honors Students, 

There is still space in the EFS Honors Study Abroad to India: Social Entrepreneurship and Population Health. 

Applications are still being accepted through April 15. See more details here and below. 

Honors India: Social Entrepreneurship and Population Health in India

Program Term: Early Fall Start 2023

Program Dates: August 19 -September 9, 2023

Program Location: Bengaluru, India and Ladakh, India

Credits and Courses: 5 credits, HONORS 233, Social Science, SSc, and “W” and “DIV”


Alissa Bilfield, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Nutritional Sciences Program

Akhtar Badshah, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and UW Bothell Business

The program begins with a stay in Bengaluru and an introduction to the Ashoka Foundation, the organization that originated the modern concept of social entrepreneurship. While in Bengaluru students will learn about the history and evolution of social entrepreneurship through the work of the Ashoka and others. 

The second stage of the program will be in Ladakh, India where students will learn about social entrepreneurship in the Himalayas through the Naropa Fellowship. Students will apprentice with fellows and alumni of the program to learn how social entrepreneurs have used their training to address population health issues unique to rural mountain communities. 

Application Link

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

Paid Summer Internship Opportunities at NOAA – Apply by April 12

Hello, if you are looking for a paid summer internship and have a background in ecology, marine biology, computer science, and/or biological data analysis, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has opportunities for students to conduct research with scientists at the Marine Mammal Laboratory.
Conduct Research with Scientists at the Marine Mammal Laboratory

The Marine Mammal Laboratory of NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center (MML/AFSC) and the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (SAFS) request applications for student summer internships. Internships will be for about 10 weeks (during the period of June to September 2023; 30 hours per week) working on a marine mammal research project. Each internship will be supported on a stipend of $5,400, provided in partnership by the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the Marine Biology Program, and MML/AFSC. Successful applicants will be provided with a scientific mentor and online access to research resources associated with their projects.

The following marine mammal research projects may be available for internships during summer 2023 at the Marine Mammal Laboratory:

1. Steller sea lion remote camera imagery Mentors: Molly McCormley and Carey Kuhn

2. Northern fur seal and Steller sea lion entanglement in plastic debris in Russian waters Mentors: Tom Gelatt and Vladimir Burkano

3. Population abundance, vital rate estimates, and foraging ecology of California sea lions and northern fur seals at San Miguel Island, CA Mentor: Tony Orr, Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA

4. Assessing bowhead and beluga whale distribution using satellite imagery MML / AFS mentors:Kim Goetz and Megan Ferguson

SAFS values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are committed to providing an excellent education to all our students of every race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the community of the School and the College of the Environment. Science is richer and the SAFS and MML/AFSC communities are more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate in research. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our programs’ diversity through their life experiences, scholarship, and/or service to the institutions. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


All UW undergraduates who graduate in Autumn 2023 or after are eligible to apply.


Please submit the following by the deadline:

  • Online Application: https://forms.gle/cZXGFr4n4egtWXb58 
  • Application Materials: upload (using form linked above) the following materials in one pdf. Save as “LastnameFirstname_MML2023.pdf” (where Lastname and Firstname are your name):
    • Recent resumé
    • Unofficial UW transcript
    • Letter of interest (maximum of four pages) – include the name of the project that most interests you and why; tell us about yourself and your research interests; explain how the internship will further your studies and career; include other information the selection committee should be aware of, such as what it means to you to have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 11:59pm on April 12, 2023 – late or incomplete applications will not be considered
DECISIONS: Award notifications will be made by April 28, 2023