UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 3 – Spring Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 3 – I hope you all are getting in the swing of spring! It’s Thursday which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.

Also, don’t forget to nominate a faculty member for the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to the intellectual life of students and who best exemplifies the spirit of the Honors program. Note that last year, Professor Jon Herron from the Biology department received the award and thus is not eligible to receive the award this year. Nominations can be completed online by filling out this nomination form, and are due Friday, April 21st by 5PM.



Finally, a big congratulations to the two Honors Huskies named 2023 Goldwater Scholars: Abigail Burtner and Nuria Alina Chandra! The Goldwater Scholarship is a major national scholarship for students in STEM fields: Click here to learn more about all of our awardees and congratulate your colleagues the next time you see them!

Extended Academic Success Coaching Application Deadline

Are you interested in supporting other students in their academics? Do you have a passion for sharing resources and your own academic experiences? Looking for an on-campus job? 

Academic Support Programs is currently hiring for Academic Success Coaches for the 2023-2024 academic year! These positions are open to UW undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled for the entire 2023-2024 academic year. Hourly pay rates range from $18.69-$21.70.

All available positions are listed below:

Academic Success Coaching

Application deadline [extended]: Monday, April 17 at 11:59 pm PT

  • Allen School Academic Success Coach
  • EOP Support Academic Success Coach
  • Reinstatement Coach
  • Transfer Student Success Coach

Questions? Email aspuw@uw.edu

Global Fellowships Prep kick-off and other scholarship resources! (Spring 2023 Newsletter #2)

Dear students & alumni,

**Global Fellowships Prep: Ever thought about researching, studying or teaching abroad?

Join the Global Fellowship Prep community to learn ways to engage in cultural exchange, build real-world experience and get a head-start on your career!
What is it? Global Fellowships Prep helps UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students and alumni from all three campuses learn about and be competitive applicants for funded, globally-focused opportunities. Programs are available for students early in their undergraduate career all the way through graduate school and beyond.

How can I get involved? Register for GFP here : https://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/global-fellowships-prep/ to get access to the GFP site and resources and to connect with campus advisers and a supportive community!

UK & Ireland Scholarships: 2024-25 graduate-level studies/research through the Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes Scholarships

Interested in pursuing graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland starting in fall 2024? Consider whether these scholarship programs fit your interests and goals. Most require university nomination to apply. Get more details, information, tips and advice about applying for UW nomination through our Global Fellowships Prep resources.

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships: Supports 1-4 years of graduate study at Cambridge University. Open to citizens of any country outside the UK considering almost any graduate-level program at Cambridge.
  • Rhodes Scholarships*: Provides funding for 2-3 years at Oxford University. Open to citizens of any country, and eligibility requirements and nomination processes vary by country. US applicant eligibility requirements include a 3.7 GPA or higher and 18-24 years old by Oct. 1, 2023, or up to 27 years old if you will complete your first degree after 10/1/22.
  • Marshall Scholarships*: Provide 1-2 years of funding to study at any university in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship, 3.7 GPA or higher, and earn a first bachelor’s degree anytime between April 2021-August 2024.
  • Churchill Scholarships*: Support one year of graduate study in mathematics, science and engineering fields, or science policy at Cambridge University. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship and graduation anytime between fall 2022 and summer 2024.
  • Mitchell Scholarships*: Award students one year of funding for study at universities in Ireland, open to all areas of graduate study. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship, 18-30 years old on Sept. 30, 2023 and a bachelor’s degree earned any time before fall 2024.

UW Application for Nomination: https://new.expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/699

UW Application Deadline: June 21, 2023

Upcoming information sessions and special events:

Fulbright US Student Program: The 2024-2025 Competition is Open

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international education and exchange program. First and foremost, the Fulbright program is focused on cultural exchange. Learn more! The website, application, and upcoming webinars for applicants are now live and updated for the 2024-2025 cycle.

Join GFP to learn UW specific info and get support from our advisors!

**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>

** The 2023-24 Zachary H. Boyce Memorial Scholarship application is open.

Deadline: June 2, 2023. The scholarship award amount is $2,200 (one award). Application is attached.

The Future of US-Taiwan Relations: A Conversation with Representative Bi-khim Hsiao (In-person Only)

The Taiwan Studies Program will welcome Representative Bi-khim Hsiao, the de facto Taiwan ambassador to the United States, to the UW on the morning of Friday, April 14, during which she will participate in a public conversation about U.S.-Taiwan relations with Professor James Lin.

The public program is in-person only and will take place from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on campus. Registration is required to attend. Registered guests will receive additional event information via confirmation email.

Please scroll down or visit our Eventbrite page at https://bikhimhsiao.eventbrite.com/ to register and/or to learn more about the event.


Tues, April 18: Neal Dempsey visit w/Honors students (2-3:30 p.m., MGH 211)

There are many forms of success in life, and Neal Dempsey (yes, of Dempsey Hall) wants to encourage Honors students to dream big and learn by trying. Space is limited, so register now for his annual talk in the Honors suite on April 18. 

Weds, April 26: “Crafternoon” casual creative hangout w/students (2-3:30, MGH 211)

Just mark your calendars and bring your favorite crafting project(s). Free/no RSVP required. More details HERE

OWRC Peer Tutor Applications Closing Soon!

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly peer tutor and student assistant positions beginning the Fall Quarter 2023 and continuing through Spring Quarter 2024. If you or someone you know might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer writing tutor at the OWRC, please share or follow the following link to our application information (https://depts.washington.edu/owrc/about/work-with-us/). 

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 tutors that their work here is challenging and transformative.

Applications are due on Sunday, April 16th at 11:59 pm. 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!

Survey about course evaluations

Student input is vital to ensuring quality instruction at UW. That is why we want to better understand your experience with student course evaluations through this spring’s Husky Check-in survey. Husky Check-ins are administered by the Office of Educational Assessment (OEA) two to three times a year and are supported by student leaders at UW. This one should take no more than 5 minutes to complete, is open to all students across all UW campuses, and can be completed through Wednesday, April 26. Results from prior check-ins can be found here. Thank you in advance for participating and contributing to improving UW for all students. Here is the link to the survey: https://survey.uaa.uw.edu