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Week 4 – Spring Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 4 – I hope you all are surviving midterm season! 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 TOMORROW, Friday, April 21st by 5PM.



Upcoming 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/

April 25: Food Security and Global Stability public event





TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. ONLINE


This event is an online event and is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

About the speakerColonel Justin Schlanser is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and has served 19 years in the U.S. Army. He has served across many aspects of Army Medicine supporting military working dogs, protecting the Army food supply, and community public health. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and has coordinated military medical operations in both Africa and South America. Schlanser holds a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. 

Sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Scholarships, Info Sessions and More (Spring 2023 Newsletter #3)

Hello students and alums,


Marshall Scholarships Virtual Session for Prospective Students

What? Please join the British Embassy and the US Network for a virtual information session on the Marshall Scholarship 2024 selection cycle. Program representatives will offer insight into the application process, share best practices and offer tips on navigating the upcoming selection round. You will also have the opportunity to hear from current scholars and Marshall Alumni.

When? Thursday, April 20, 9 AM.

Where? RSVP here for the Zoom link!

Fulbright Taiwan: TEFL Advisor Scholarship & ETF Program Information Session

What: Both these programs are looking for applicants enthusiastic in the field of English Teaching and Education, and applicants who have experience in real-life classrooms. Here is a chance to live in Taiwan and experience cultural exchange: applicants bring their creativity to the students while learning from Taiwanese educators.

Learn more about these two programs directly from Fulbright Taiwan staff: Joyce Lin and Kelly Chang!

When: May 16, 2023, 6 PM (Pacific Time)

Where: Zoom (RSVP here)

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford Information Session 

What? Please join Christian Tanja, Assistant Director for Knight-Hennessy Admission to learn more about Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University, a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate scholarship program. Christian will provide an overview of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, the admission process, and the application. 

When? Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 4:30 – 5:30 PM.

Where? In person, RSVP here

WORKSHOPS & INFO SESSIONS (Check out all the other OMSFA events here!)

Global Fellowship Prep: Intro to Fulbright

This session will provide a basic overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including the various program types, application components, and the process of applying through the University of Washington.

Application Writing and Feedback Time

Ready to apply for a scholarship, grad school, or any other application but having a hard time getting started? Drop-in to work on your materials and, if you wish, get personalized feedback. Stop by anytime and stay for as long or short as you like. 

Global Fellowship Prep: Ask an Advisor!

Have you started attending GFP events? Do you have questions and want some clarifications? Drop in and chat with an advisor! Get clarifications, hear each other’s questions – nothing is too big or too small! Stop by anytime during the hour and stay for as long or short as you like. 

I’m almost done with my first year at UW – what next? How should I plan for scholarships and other opportunities?
It’s Spring, and whether you are a first-time freshman, transfer or running start student, NOW is a good time to plan for scholarships and opportunities while at UW and beyond. Join a UW scholarship advisor to talk about ways to work towards your long term goals, how to identify programs and ways to bring your strengths into the application materials. 


Library Research Award for Undergrads: Did you turn in a great project or paper this year and use library resources to help you? If so, apply for the research award! Multiple awards of $500-$1,000.  Apply online at https://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward. Due: May 1

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program: Scholarships for nursing students who commit to working at a Critical Shortage Facility after graduation. Learn more and apply here: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-scholarship/nurse-corps. Due: May 4

2023-24 Zachary H. Boyce Memorial Scholarship: the award amount is $2,200 (one award). Application is attached. Deadline: June 2, 2023.

Schwarzman Scholars Program: Apply for a one-year, Master of Global Affairs program at Tsinghua University in Beijing! Designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and rest of the world. Schwarzman Scholars receive tuition, room & board, and stipend. Learn more and apply online. Deadlines: May 2023 (Candidates who hold Chinese passports); September 19 (All other passport holders)

Fulbright US Student Program: Spend 8-10 months abroad with a Fulbright grant to research, study, or assistant teach! Open to US citizen students who will have a bachelor’s degree by next summer. Open an app online at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/. UW deadline: August 30

DAAD Program: DAAD is the German national agency for international academic cooperation and exchange. Scholarships and grants are offered to students to study or research in Germany. UW deadline: October 2.

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students who have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the internship placement. This opportunity is open to students in a United States, Canadian, British or Irish university/college no matter their citizenship. Deadline: mid-December

**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!

GET ADVICE: Meet with an advisor and get feedback on your scholarship essays, talk through your ideas, or to talk about a specific scholarship or opportunity. Make an appointment!

Honors Rome, WINTER 2024- APPLY NOW!

Dear Honors Students, 

The 2024 Winter in Rome Study Abroad application is now live! See more details here and below. 

Honors Rome: Global Refugee Crisis: from devastation to diaspora 

Honors Rome 2020

Program Term: Winter Quarter 2024

Program Location: Rome, Italy 

Credits and Courses: 15 credits, HONORS 381, HONORS 231, HONORS 384, ITALIAN 199 

Directors: Jonathan Carey Jackson MD, MPH, MA, and Diem Nguyen PhD, MPH

Upcoming Information Sessions:

4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27 (MGH 211B or Zoom)

12:00 p.m., Monday, May 8 (MGH 211B or Zoom)

Poetry & the Brain Alumna lecture w/Sati Mookherjee ’93

Sati Mookherjee (‘93, English w/College Honors) reads from her recent poetry collections: Eye (2022) and Ways of Being (released May 2!). Mookherjee shares how her unusual journey — from Honors English to medical school to working in government to founding and running a business — informs her writing. The UW community is invited to join her guest lecture*

Meet Mookherjee on May 4, 1:30-3:15 p.m. in Mary Gates 211

THIS EVENT IS FREE, PLEASE click here to RSVP and help us plan refreshments!

Co-hosted by the UW Honors and English Departments.

*Dr. Arthur Ginsberg’s Brain and the Healing Power of Poetry introduces students to the role of poetry in dealing with illness and grief as well as where and how poetry activates and transforms the human brain. If you like this event, stay tuned for information about the book of poetry students will release at the end of spring quarter.