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Week 6 – Spring Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 6 – I wish you luck on any remaining midterms! 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.



Engaged Research Opportunity – Summer Fellowship

The Department of Communications is sharing an opportunity for a summer course/fellowship on conducting engaged research, hosted by the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity. Students will earn $1,000 and 5 credits. 

To learn more, there is a virtual info session on April 27, 2pm. 

Register here: tinyurl.com/ccdeclassinfo

Apply for the course/fellowship by May 8 here: bit.ly/ccde-fellow-23

This will run during Summer A-Term (June 20-July 19) with a hybrid schedule (half in person, half virtual meetings). 

Linda Tuhiwai Smith lecture

Dear UW Students, Staff, Faculty, and Community Partners,

We are pleased to provide you with this wonderful opportunity to hear and learn more from the He Waka Eke Noa Research Team visiting from New Zealand on May 1st and May 3rd. This event is hosted by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IRWI) in collaboration with the Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH), the Schools of Public Health and Social Work, the Population Health Initiative, and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD).

These presentations will discuss the impact of historical, colonial, and interpersonal trauma of Indigenous communities and decolonizing and anti-racist approaches for repair and restoration. Featured speakers include Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr. Leonie Pihama, Dr. Cherryl Waerea-I-Te-Rangi Smith, and Ms. Ngaropi Raumati. Please find bios for additional visiting scholars and activists attached.

Talk 1: He Oranga Ngākau: Māori Understandings of Trauma Informed Care

Date and Time: Monday May 1st 3-4:30pm

Location: GNOM S060 with reception to follow in the Vista Café and via Zoom (see below)

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Dr. Smith is a Distinguished Professor at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. She is a researcher, mentor, supervisor, writer and educator renowned for her work in Indigenous Māori education, decolonizing methodologies, and kaupapa Māori. Her book Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples explores intersections between imperialism and research and has been an international best seller since its publication in 1998.

Talk 2: Panel with Q&A: Integrating Ancestral Knowledge in Policy & Practice

Date and Time: Wednesday May 3rd 10-11:30am

Location: HUB Room 340 (in-person only)

Dr. Leonie Pihama

Dr. Pihama is a mother of six and a grandmother of five. She is the Director of Māori and Indigenous Analysis Ltd, a kaupapa Māori research company. Leonie is a leading kaupapa Māori educator and researcher. Leonie is co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Linda Smith on He Waka Eke Noa.

Dr. Cherryl Waerea i te Rangi Smith

Dr. Smith is a grandmother and researcher. She has over 25 years kaupapa Māori research experience and has led major research projects in the last 15 years on Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing, Whakatika: Māori experiences of racism. She works for her iwi managing the research unit.

Ngaropi Raumati

Ms. Raumati is the foundation member, Director, Senior Family Violence Programme Facilitator and community researcher for Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki Inc. (TTW). TTW is a tangata whenua (indigenous) development and liberation service working to ensure that Taranaki whānau have a secured sense of identity and connection to each other, where all are able to contribute in the maintenance of a peaceful, prosperous community.

CBE Aspire Program Summer 2023 – Apply by 5/22!

Apply today for the College of Built Environments’ Aspire Program for summer 2023!


What is Aspire?
The College of Built Environments’ Aspire Program focuses on housing and the role of home and homeownership in promoting a thriving, equitable community. Participating students divide their time between classroom lectures and activities with faculty, and field-based tours, mentoring, and hands-on experiences with professionals at Windermere Real Estate and other companies working in the built environments. The Aspire Program will introduce students to a range of career opportunities in the built environment and real estate professions; foster their leadership, technical, and financial skills; and empower them to bring a critical, equity-based lens to their work.

Program Details:

  • Duration: June 27 – August 17, 2023
  • Meeting Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9AM-4PM
  • Financial Benefit: Participants will be awarded a $3,000 summer stipend 
  • Cohort Size: 10-12 students


  • Must be a rising junior or senior at UW, including incoming transfer students
  • Students from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups, and/or those with lived experiences of housing insecurity, are especially encouraged to apply
  • Students with a demonstrated academic interest in the built environments are preferred

The deadline to apply is May 22, 2023 at 11:59PM.

Learn more on our website. For questions, contact Associate Dean for Students Christopher Campbell at ccamp1@uw.edu.

The Undergraduate Theatre Society Presents: Hold

Hold is part theater production, part dance performance, following a ballroom dancer dealing with mental health struggles. The show also features her best friend and her dance partner. Ben, Genesis, and Lyric deal with friendship, attraction, kink, and mental illness through both ballroom and modern dance, which allows the audience to see their thoughts play out in movement. Hold is fundamentally about how our actions affect those around us.

Tickets available here: 


Lots of Scholarship resources for you! (Spring 2023 Newsletter #4)

Happy May everyone! We’ve enclosed lots of resources for you to look over and explore.

Want to chat more? RSVP for an info session or drop-into an ‘ask an advisor’ session – we are here to help!


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. 

Intro to Global Fellowship Prep Come meet with the UW fellowship advisors and bring your questions about starting the fellowship process to our kick-off event. There will be an opportunity to meet with advisors and other UW students who are beginning the fellowship application process and to ask questions during our Q&A.

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.

McCall MacBain Scholar at McGill University Information Session As a McCall MacBain Scholar, you will connect with mentors, develop your leadership skills, and receive full funding to start a master’s or professional degree at McGill University. The scholarship covers all tuition and fees, plus a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms, summer funding options, and a relocation grant. This one-hour information session includes a short presentation, followed by time for Q&A. 

When: May 11, 2023, 12 PM (Pacific Time)

Where: Zoom (RSVP here)

Fulbright Taiwan: TEFL Advisor Scholarship & ETF Program Information Session 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 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

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 20 (Candidates who hold Chinese passports); September 20 (All other passport holders)

The Luce Scholars application for the 2024-2025 class is officially open. The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. The program aims to forge stronger, more informed, more compassionate relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans across diverse sectors and interests to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia. To learn more here.


Volunteer with the Undergraduate Research Symposium: The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking volunteers for this year’s UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 19, 2023. Our volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium. Thank you for your consideration and for circulating this announcement! 

This year’s event will take place fully in person, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities taking place between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Brief descriptions of volunteer roles are available on the Symposium Volunteer Page. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts (as long as the times do not conflict). Breakfast and lunch will be available for volunteers on the day of the event to keep you fueled!

Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Study: Scholarship awards are $7,500. Students interested in any aspect of the fashion and merchandising industry are encouraged to apply. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors apply as individuals.

This year’s case questions focus on digital strategy, brand awareness, and product development aligning with a brand. Attached to this email is a flyer with links to a visual format of the case studies that are accessible online (Link and QR code access). The case studies have key content highlighted and example projects embedded. The online case studies are password protected but may be accessed with the passcode: FSFmemberschool2024. Due: October 17

UW Labor Studies Scholarships and Fellowships – Apply Now!
The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies has seven scholarships and fellowships that are open to undergraduate and graduate students, with funding that ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the award. Students only need to fill out ONE online application to be considered for any of the awards! For more information, please visit https://labor.washington.edu/scholarships-and-prizes

The due date for applications is Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:59pm.
For any questions, please reach out to Sai Ahmed at ypahmed@uw.edu.

Union Summer – Paid Labor Internship. Union Summer is a seven week, fully paid internship in the Seattle area that provides experiences in the daily work of labor unions, from member engagement to political campaigns, as well educational days focused on labor history and other topics. The program runs from June 20-August 5, 2023, and the deadline to apply is Friday, April 28, 2023.
Learn more about the internship here: https://www.wslc.org/unionsummer/.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental non-profit organization, is offering several paid summer internships in study areas including climate science, health science, and/or policy analysis, grounded in Indigenous knowledge and perspectives, with a focus on the implications of fossil fuel and pipeline development. The internships are open to all qualified candidates, with a stated preference for students enrolled in Tribal Colleges and Universities, including institutions serving Indigenous student populations, and those serving geographically isolated or underserved populations. The internships are available to both undergrad and grad students. These will be for 10 weeks full time over the summer, working remotely. Summer 2023 Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives Internship For more information, please contact Jennifer Sass, PhD. (she/her); Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council; jsass@nrdc.org 


Meet with an advisor and get feedback on your scholarship essays, talk through your ideas, or discuss a specific scholarship or opportunity. Make an appointment here!

TCF Charity Fundraiser and Eid Banquet

TCF would like to cordially invite you to our annual Charity Banquet. Our organization–The Citizens Foundation USA at UW is dedicated to raising awareness and support for the education crisis in Pakistan. We are a direct line of support for many students and schools. Our goal is to reach and aid as many underprivileged children, granting them a stepping stone to reach their full potential despite all odds and unjust disparities . Amongst our speakers are children we have helped, including one that studied here at the UW! 

You can buy tickets to our event by directly donating to our charity portal 

here :   tinyurl/DONATE-HERE

Thank you so much, any and all support is welcome

Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford: UW info session 5/16

Students, alumni, and anyone interested to learn more is encouraged to join us to hear from a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship program Admission Officer about Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University, a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate scholarship program.

Each Knight-Hennessy scholar receives up to three years of financial support to pursue graduate studies in any of Stanford’s seven schools. Scholars form a supportive community with one another while engaging in experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world.

UW Information Session

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Mary Gates Hall, Room 171

>> Register to attend

Honors Version Course Testimonials

The honors program is looking for input from students like you who have taken honors version courses (i.e. honors chem, honors calculus, etc.) to help inform incoming freshmen students about what sequence is right for them. If you have taken any of these courses, we would greatly appreciate if you could take a few minutes to fill out the survey linked here. As an incentive, all students who respond to this survey will be entered into a raffle to win honors swag including a t-shirt, mug, or tote bag!

Honors Rome, WINTER 2024- Upcoming Information Session., Monday, May 8

Want to study abroad in Rome next winter? Come to the Honors Rome, Winter 2024 Info Session to learn more!

Information Session: 12:00 p.m., Monday, May 8 (Zoom)

Program page

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 (ALL credits are Areas of Inquiry designated and most have “W” and “DIV” designations)

Students from all campuses are welcome! 

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

More information here

WA State Legislative Internship (WSLIP) Info Sessions (May 8 & 9)

The Washington State Legislative Internship program is offered every winter. It is an opportunity for juniors and seniors in all majors to work in Olympia as staff for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. Admission is competitive, drawing from all of the four-year schools in the state of Washington.  No political experience is required, but strong writing and good people skills are important.

UW students who are selected are registered for 15 credits of POL S 497 in the winter quarter. 

Representatives of the program will be on campus on May 8th to conduct in-person information sessions. All sessions are on the ground floor of Gowen Hall in Gowen 1A (Olsen Room). Representatives from the WSLIP will also be holding virtual information sessions on Tuesday, May 9th over zoom. Please complete the appropriate registration form if you plan on attending a session.

Monday, May 8 (Gowen 1A): In Person Registration Form

11:00 am-11:30 am 

11:30 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm- 1:30 pm
1:30 pm- 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 9 (Virtual Sessions): Virtual Registration Form

11:00 am-11:30 am

3:30 pm- 4:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Pol S Advising at: polsadvc@uw.edu.