UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 4 – Autumn 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

We hope you’re all experiencing a fantastic journey through the honors program this semester. 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.



Global Challenges/Interdisciplinary Answers on WAYS OF KNOWING

Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m., HUB Lyceum

Different disciplines, cultures, and individuals have distinct approaches to gathering information, interpreting it, and forming beliefs. This begs the question: “How do we know things and where else should we be looking for answers?”

Don’t miss the Honors Program’s biggest event of the year, our annual Global Challenges/Interdisciplinary Answers conversation, led by dynamic speakers from a variety of backgrounds, addressing questions curated by students in Honors 100.

Featuring the perspectives of:

Polly Olsen is a Yakama tribal member, former executive director of the Association of American Indian Physicians and winner of the UW’s Distinguished Staff Award. Now director of DEI & Decolonization and tribal liaison at Burke Museum of Natural History, Olsen contributes multiple forms of wisdom and helps to bridge communities through educational opportunities, institutions and agencies.

Tony Lucero teaches Honors’ seminar “The Idea of the University – Ways of Learning, Exploring and Knowing.” Seated in the Comparative History of Ideas and Jackson School of International Studies, Dr. Lucero’s scholarship draws from many ways of knowing, with a focus on Indigenous politics, social movements, Latin American politics and borderlands.

Katie Davis brings perspectives from her K-12 teaching background into her research, curriculum and advocacy at the UW’s iSchool and College of Education. Davis investigates the impact of digital technologies on young people’s learning, development, and well-being, and co-designs positive technology experiences for youth and their families. Her work bridges the fields of human development, human-computer interaction, and the learning sciences. 

Moderated by Samantha-Lynn Martinez: a rising junior marine biology major, artist, nature activist and peer educator in UW’s Interdisciplinary Honors community.

Click here for more details and to RSVP: https://honors.uw.edu/event/global-challenges-interdisciplinary-answers-public-2023/

Ways of Knowing

Improving Classroom Experiences for Neurodivergent Learners

Are you a UW student who identifies as neurodivergent? We want to hear from you!

The UW Center for Teaching and Learning is collaborating with Huskies for Neurodiversity to learn more about the classroom experiences of neurodivergent students on UW’s Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses. 

Complete this anonymous 10-minute survey and consider signing up for a focus group to help us improve the classroom experiences of neurodivergent learners. Focus group participants will receive gift cards

Access the survey by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/j8BmNf65F928pc6ZA 

DEADLINE: 10/31/23 @ 11:59PM.

Diagnosis/accommodations/documentation are not required; any undergraduate or graduate students who self-identify as neurodivergent are welcome to complete this survey. Direct questions to teaching@uw.edu

Queer Mentorship and Peer Program

The Q Center is looking to recruit mentors, mentees, and peer participants who are affiliated with UW as students, staff, faculty, and alumni for our Queer Mentorship and Peer Program. For more information about this program, please visit our website and read the attached letter of interest. 

If you’d like to participate, here are some key details:

  • Applications close on Friday, October 27th (10/27)
  • Programming will start Monday, November 13th (11/13)

To apply:https://forms.gle/tmTk4F66FHLZfTPj6

Queer Mentorship and Peer Program

SARVA Internship

SARVA is currently hiring interns for the 2023-2024 school year, and I would really appreciate it if you could once again spread the news through your weekly newsletters! As last year’s communications and design intern, I experienced firsthand the value that interning with SARVA has, and I hope to spread this value to other Honors students. 

Please note that the “Oct. 14” deadline is inaccurate. Due to certain proceedings with the Office of Outreach and Involvement at the ASUW, we have decided to push back the application deadline by a minimum of two weeks! 

UW Job and Internship Fair

WHAT: UW Seattle 2023 Virtual Autumn Job & Internship Fair

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2023 @ 11:30am-3:00pm

WHERE: Virtual! Hosted on Handshake

HOW: Register via https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/career_fairs/41252

57 employers are actively recruiting Huskies for full- and part-time career and internship roles across all industries. Students can preview a full list of employers here and are encouraged to register for the fair starting today! They will be required to take the following steps:

  1. Set their profile visibility to ‘Community’
  2. Register for the fair starting on Monday, October 15, 2023
  3. Sign up for Group and 1:1 Sessions—there is no way to participate in the fair without signing up for sessions in advance!

We encourage students to update their Handshake profiles with recent job, volunteer and coursework experience, as well as a resume for employers to review.

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

Norwegian Summer Study with Indiana University

Learn Norwegian Online this Summer!
Join the IU Language Workshop and complete 1 year of Norwegian in a 2-month intensive online program. Improve your proficiency in small, innovative classes led by experienced instructors and attended by a diverse group of talented and highly motivated students. Online Norwegian is a uniquely convenient and effective way to learn the language and culture of Norway, while receiving college credit.

Get Funded!
Apply for one of the over $1 million in summer awards, including:
• Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies awards
• Women Engaging Globally scholarships
• CIBER Global Business scholarships
• Hamilton Lugar Scholarships, and more

Explore Indiana’s Norwegian Programs

Explore Your Funding Options

Visit our Virtual Office Hours

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship


  • Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships encourage undergraduate students to develop their leadership abilities through practical experience, personal reflection and in community with mentors and peers.
  • We ask you to articulate your own understandings of leadership, what you want to learn, and how you think the activity you have chosen will support your learning goals.
  • Additionally, you must identify a mentor to provide you guidance and encouragement throughout your application process and award period.
  • Applications are accepted twice per year – once in Autumn Quarter and once in Winter Quarter. The scholarships are $5,000 and disburse in installments of $2,500 each over two quarters. Graduating seniors with one quarter left of enrollment may request to receive a one-quarter award totaling $2,500.

How to Apply

Review Application Guidelines to find out what you will need in order to apply.  

Identify a mentor who will write you a letter supporting your leadership application. Read more about Finding & Developing a Strong Mentor Relationship

Start your online application by using the Application Login on the bottom panel of the website.

Eligibility is open to all UW undergrads, regardless of major, year, residency, citizenship. Apply by 10/30/23, and there will be another deadline in January.

For more info visit this website

Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation – the federal memorial to our thirty-third President – awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.


The Foundation provides:

  • Up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree. The Foundation has supported Truman Scholars in many fields of study, from agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, and environmental management, to fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.
  • Truman Scholars Leadership Week. This event, held at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, introduces new Scholars to the services provided by the Foundation and the many pathways to public service.  Scholars participate in seminars and workshops with distinguished Truman Scholars and other public service leaders, a group exercise about policy implementation, a graduate school and career fair with representatives from the schools and programs most attended by Truman Scholars, and community service events in the Kansas City area; this event is required of all Scholars.
  • Summer Institute. Immediately after college graduation, Scholars have the opportunity to participate in an eight-week Summer Institute in Washington, DC.  The Foundation helps to arrange internships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations, seminars and workshops, meetings with Washington policymakers and senior Truman Scholars, and opportunities for community building among Scholars.
  • Truman-Albright and Other Fellows Program. After Summer Institute, Scholars may elect to stay in Washington, DC, for a full year in the Truman-Albright Fellows Program; Truman-Albright Fellows are placed in public service jobs while participating in workshops, seminars, and mentoring opportunities. Additional fellowship opportunities, outlined on the Truman website, are available for Scholars as they move through the early stages of their careers in public service.

Apply for UW nomination by 11/16/23. Seven nomination spots available, including 3 specifically for transfer students.

For more info visit this website

Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Each year, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal policy, or Native American health care. Udall applicants must be nominated by the UW. 

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who are interested in conservation, environmental stewardship or environmental policy, have demonstrated commitment to the environment through participation in campus activities or service to community, and are working toward a career that will enable them to address environmental issues on a local, national or global scale;
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to Native American communities through participation in cultural activities and service to community, and are working toward a career that will enable them to make a difference for their tribe or for Native Americans and Alaska Natives;
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students interested in improving health care practice and delivery for Native American communities or contributing to health care policy and research, have demonstrated commitment to Native American communities through participation in cultural activities and service to community, and are working toward a career that will enable them to impact health care for their tribe or for Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

Udall Scholars come from all majors and fields of study. Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal public policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.

Apply for UW nomination by 1/10/24. Four nominations are available for students committed to environmental careers and four for students interested in Tribal Policy/Native healthcare.

For more info visit this website

Speculative F/Actors Climate Futures Workshop Volunteers

This series of workshops is the Speculative F/Actors Climate Futures Workshop. If you are interested in or curious about climate futures, speculative storytelling, and collaborative tabletop games, please fill out this recruitment survey to sign up for a spot in the study. After the workshop, participants will be interviewed about their experience in the activities. The workshop and interview will take no longer than 2 hours altogether. You can email mwb8@uw.edu if you have any questions.  

These workshops are open to all. 

Please feel free to share this opportunity with others.
Link to recruitment surveyhttps://forms.gle/Z13QTxaPbtyCs6HH8

Speculative F/Actors Climate Futures Workshop

Removing Barriers to Scholarships and Fellowships

Fellowships and scholarships are part of our education system that often reflects and supports inequity. Many scholarship programs are attempting to address inequities, yet layers of institutional racism, classism and implicit bias persist and prevent full access to funding opportunities. This series will suggest strategies for navigating all aspects of the application process.   

First-generation students, students of color, and students who identify as underrepresented within the university are particularly encouraged to attend, as are any students who would like to learn about applying for fellowships and scholarships.   

Register below for any and all sessions that interest you!   

Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate Study: A Panel Discussion for International Students   

A panel of international student awardees will discuss their experiences and offer tips on applying for fellowships to support graduate school as international students. The panel will be most useful to non-U.S. citizen students seeking funding for 2024-25 or later.   

This session is offered in collaboration with the UW Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards, UW CIRCLE, and the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards.  

Wednesday, 10/25/2023, 5–6 p.m., online,  Register to attend >   

How to Apply for Scholarships & Fellowships: A Student Panel Discussion 

Join this panel discussion to hear directly from undergraduate and graduate students who successfully applied for funding! We will cover these questions and more:  
  -How do you decide which scholarships and fellowships to apply for?  
  -How do you find the time to apply for funding while also juggling life responsibilities?  
  -How do you make your application competitive?  

This panel will feature faculty and staff who frequently serve on selection committees for various national and UW scholarships or fellowships. Join us to learn how selection committee members approach the process, what they’re hoping to learn from application materials, and more.  

Wednesday, 11/08/2023, 5–6 p.m., online, Register to attend >   

Undergraduate Scholarship Search Party

Searching for scholarships and awards is not the most exciting task in the world. Join us—we will share search strategies and work in community during this low-stress opportunity to get motivated and to encourage one another.   

These drop-in sessions are offered on the 2nd Monday in Fall Quarter, open to all undergraduate students. Each month we will highlight some scholarships or have a theme, but advisors will be available to help with general scholarship searches too! Stay for as long or short as you want.   

Snacks provided, bring your laptop and detective skills to this Scholarship Search Party!  

Next session: Monday, 11/13/2023, 3:30–5 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 171, Register to attend >   

This Fall 2023 series of virtual sessions is hosted by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards and the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards for students aimed at improving access to fellowships and scholarships.