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Week 8 – Spring Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 8 – I hope you all are surviving the heat! 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, the 2022-2023 Honors Excellence in Teaching Award winners have been announced! Read all about it here!

Paid Youth Justice Fellowship Leadership Opportunity: Application Deadline 6/1/23 


Are you aged 14 to 23 looking to make a difference in the world? The Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship (MYPF) may interest you. In the program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on a social change project of your choice
  • Learn how to make tangible impacts on your community
  • Receive guidance from youth and mentors
  • Access free training, including workshops on public speaking and nonviolence strategies
  • Build lifelong friendships with motivated youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Discover your purpose and learn more about yourself
  • Join a network of successful alumni worldwide
  • Participate remotely via Zoom

The Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship is accepting motivated high school and college-aged youth for their 2023-2024 program cohort. Participants will receive a $500 stipend. The initial Intensive Training is July 10-14, 2023, by Zoom webinar.  You will learn the theory and tactics of Martin Luther King’s nonviolent campaigns from instructors who worked with King in those campaigns. 

Past fellows have worked on projects such as promoting coding for girls, advocating for rape prevention education, organizing a football team for underprivileged students, leading a climate march, fundraising for social justice non-profits, and producing educational equality podcasts. They have then continued their social justice work at prestigious universities like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and the University of Washington. They’ve also published books, spoken to Congress, and and forged change in various ways. While the program doesn’t guarantee specific outcomes, it will equip you with the skills, confidence, and inspiration to achieve your goals.

To apply for the MYPF, complete this form, which takes about 10 minutes. Applications are due by June 1: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=hLe077PEYkGNfVnXM0zmcVj3FYZUBLRMuhlI03MCFxJUOEtEWDdKUko0SzczQlBQNUlQQk1ESU9HMi4u 

For more information and to learn more about the program, please visit: https://wwfor.org/mike-yarrow-peace-fellowship-4/ 

For questions or to schedule an online meeting to discuss the program further, please email: spham20@wwfor.onmicrosoft.com  

We look forward to receiving your application!

With peace and hope, 

Sarah Pham  

Coordinator for the MYPF 

2017 MYPF Alumni 


College of Education: New Education Studies Major

The College of Education is excited to announce that the new BA in Education Studies has been approved and we will begin accepting students this summer 2023.  The Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies is a minimum requirement major designed to give students the opportunity to study foundational concepts and concentrate on a specific area of focus. The major will prepare students for a number of different careers and for graduate studies in the field of education. All students take 30 credits of Foundational Courses and an additional 20 – 22 credits in their chosen option.   


Students will be able to choose any of the following concentrations within the Education Studies major: 

1.       Early Childhood Studies 

2.       Education Research and Policy 

3.       Foundations of Teaching 

4.       Multilingual/Language in Education 

5.       Sports and Education 

If you are interested in Education Studies, we encourage you to attend an Ask an Undergraduate Admission Adviser or Undergraduate Program Information Session. Check out our calendar of events for dates and times. 

You can also schedule a virtual or in-person individual advising appointment with Ramon Concepcion, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Academic and Student Services, if you want to declare Education Studies as a major.  

Honorarium Request for Prison Education & Organizing Speaker Event on Campus

Are you interested in learning about what’s currently happening in prisons and how you can get involved? Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (HOPE) will be holding a speaker event — “HOPE Prison TEACH-In”— at HUB 106 on Thursday, May 18th from 6pm-8pm. FREE DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED! The event will feature a speaker panel covering the intersecting topics of prisoner-initiated cultural groups and current prison education opportunities. Students, faculty, and community are all encouraged to attend and learn more directly from prison voices. RSVP to add this event to your calendar and submit your questions for the speakers!

CND FLAS fellows competition re-opened! Deadline 5/22!

Apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship – deadline, Monday, May 22nd, 5 p.m.

Start your application now – click here!

The Canadian Studies Center FLAS competition has reopened for graduate students for intensive language study this summer 2023 and for the 2023-24 academic year. The following language options are available:

Summer 2023 

–        Intensive French, 2nd year or above, Alliance Française

–        Intensive Nuu-chah-nulth, beginner level, synchronous on-line & a short in-person intensive

–        Intensive Haida, third year level only, synchronous on-line & a short in-person intensive

2023-24 Academic Year

–        French, 2nd year or above

–        Nuu-chah-nulth, 2nd year only

You can apply for a FLAS fellowship for the summer, academic year or both:

·       Summer FLAS = $5,000 tuition + $2,500 living stipend + up to $1,000 in travel for in-person intensive (intensive language study only)

·       Academic year FLAS, $18,000 tuition + $20,000 living stipend (minimum 3 credits of language and 3 credits of area studies per quarter)


FLAS Fellowships support graduate and professional students in acquiring a foreign language and an enhanced knowledge about Canada. Students from all programs and departments are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to full-time enrolled UW students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or nationals. Out-of-state graduate students receive a non-resident tuition waiver. Applicants must articulate a clear interest in integrating Canadian content into their research.


·       To begin the application, click here.

·       To learn more about the FLAS program in general, click here.

·       To see what other Canada FLAS Fellows have done – click here!

·       Questions – contact Rita Bashaw, FLAS Program Manager at FLAS@uw.edu

Psychology Loucks Colloquium and Seminar with Joonkoo Park, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst: May 17-18, 2023

Please join the Department of Psychology for two upcoming events with Joonkoo Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

  1. Loucks Colloquium on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 3:30-4:30 PM in PAA A114 and on Zoom.

Q&A and light refreshments following the talk.

Psychological origins of number

As adults living in modern society, natural numbers seem to be the most straightforward abstract concept. We use numbers to count, order, and label anything that we can imagine, even though numbers do not ‘exist’ in the external environment. However, both from historical and developmental perspectives, numbers are a difficult concept to acquire, and only humans among all other species on earth are known to understand number. These illustrate that a significant conceptual breakthrough is necessary for the acquisition of number concepts. In this talk, I will provide an overview of our research program that investigates the cognitive, developmental, and neural bases of this conceptual breakthrough.

  1. Research seminar on Thursday, May 18 from 1:00-2:00 PM in Kincaid 102/108. This is an in-person event.

The emergence of number sense in early visual cortex: behavioral, neural, and computational evidence

These free lectures are made possible in part by a generous endowment from Professor Roger B. Loucks.

Faculty hosts: Jeansok Kim (jeansokk@uw.edu) and Ariel Starr (abstarr@uw.edu).

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 5/15/23 to psylectures@uw.edu.

Undergraduate Micro-Internship with OMSFA

Are you interested in a short-term internship this summer with strong writing skills, desire to learn about website content development, and an interest in supporting their peers to learn about scholarship opportunities? The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) is offering our first micro-internship.

Website Content Development: Undergraduate Micro-Internship with the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA):

With support from the Campus Internship Development Fund, OMSFA has an outstanding micro-internship opportunity for an undergraduate student to work with us on improving the tools and resources available on our websites. This is a part-time undergraduate position starting around July 20, 2023 (exact start date is flexible): 50 hours total are available during a 4-week period. Flexible hours, generally between 8am-5pm, M-F. Pay: $18.69/hour.

Internship description details are included on the attached and on Handshake (job #7864487).

Please submit the following application materials via Handshake (job #7864487):

  1. Resume or Curriculum vitae, including names, emails, and phone numbers for two references
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the position and any relevant experiences.

Internship is open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to those who apply by June 1, 2023.

UW Farm and Dirty Dozen RSO: Plant sale at the Center for Urban Horticulture on May 20th from 10am – 2pm

Recruiting Student Trustees – University Book Store

Now recruiting for University Book Store student trustees for 2023-2026

The University Book Store has been an integral part of UW for its students, faculty, and staff for over 120 years. Because of multiple graduating trustees this year, ASUW is actively looking for undergraduates to apply to be a trustee on the board. The U Book Store is going through some of the most dramatic changes in its history, and student trustees will play a vital role in the future of the Book Store. No experience is necessary, and students will learn about many facets of the Book Store’s business and development plans, including:

  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Revitalization of the U District
  • Real estate development
  • Public finance and non-profit partnerships
  • Campus partnerships across all academic and administrative units
  • Marketing and communications
  • Urban planning, transit, and campus+community needs

Student trustees should be able to serve a minimum of two years, and ideally three, to be able to understand the complexities of the roles and build trustee knowledge. Rising sophomores and juniors may apply, and putting this on your resume, LinkedIn page, and CV will be a highlight no matter what your plans are after graduation. The board meets September through June once a month in the evenings. The application can be found here: http://volunteer.asuw.org/  and directly linked here: https://forms.office.com/r/5weBKPvR88

I have had the pleasure of being a trustee for the last six years and have worked with some AMAZING students. I know the Book Store, along with the other faculty and student trustees, are excited to welcome a new group of student trustees to the board.

Listening Sessions for students

Scholarship sessions and opportunities (Spring 2023 Newsletter #5)

Hello wonderful students, alumni and colleagues,

You made it to week 8 (or if you are no longer at UW, it’s mid-May!)!

Before spring quarter comes to a close, please check out these sessions and opportunities.

**Workshops and Info Sessions

*The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) and the Hertz Foundation Fellowships each provide unique fellowships to support graduate studies and research in a variety of STEM, Social Sciences, Psychology, and STEM education fields. Please register to attend this online session on Tuesday, May 30th at 3:30pm. Additional NSF GRFP sessions are scheduled throughout the summer to delve more deeply into that application process.

*Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program application process! Join workshops hosted by UW or sessions/recordings offered by Fulbright. UW Campus deadline is August 30th 2023.

*The DAAD scholarships provide opportunities to gain international academic, internship and research experiences in Germany. Register and join this information session on Wednesday June 7th at 4 PM to hear from Hanni Geist, DAAD Senior Manager, to learn more about study, research, or internship opportunities in Germany!

**Upcoming Opportunities

*You are INVITED to The Spring CELEbration on May 24 from 4:30-7pm at the HUB!

Join the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center and Mary Gates Endowment for Students for the Spring CELEbration 2023, a showcase of student service, leadership, and activist work conducted in partnership with the community!  We invite you to engage with student presenters as they share about and reflect upon their transformative involvement and experiences.  Click here to RSVP!

You could also take an active role in the event and sign-up to volunteer HERE. We hope to see you there!

*NextGen Civic Leader Corps: The UW NextGen Civic Leader Corps (NextGen) is a growing community that aims to spark, hone and recognize a deeper commitment to public and community service for undergraduate students. We offer advising, programming, networking opportunities and exclusive access to scholarship dollars to socially engaged, community-rooted leaders with the aim to empower and equip the next generation of public service leaders.

Students can learn about NextGen events as well as join the community by filling out our Interest Form . Open to all UW undergraduate students. 

Check out other Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) programs and student opportunities here!

*Apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship – deadline, Monday, May 22nd, 5 p.m. Start your application now – click here!

The Canadian Studies Center FLAS competition has reopened for graduate students for intensive language study this summer 2023 and for the 2023-24 academic year. 

 Summer 2023 

Intensive French, 2nd year or above, Alliance FrançaiseIntensive Nuu-chah-nulth, beginner level, synchronous on-line & a short in-person intensiveIntensive Haida, third year level only, synchronous on-line & a short in-person intensive Summer FLAS = $5,000 tuition + $2,500 living stipend + up to $1,000 in travel for in-person intensive (intensive language study only)  

2023-24 Academic Year

French, 2nd year or aboveNuu-chah-nulth, 2nd year only   Academic year FLAS, $18,000 tuition + $20,000 living stipend (minimum 3 credits of language and 3 credits of area studies per quarter)

Any FLAS Questions? Contact Rita Bashaw, FLAS Program Manager at FLAS@uw.edu

*Gilman Program Foreign Policy in Focus: Refugees & Migration Virtual Seminar Series The U.S. Department of State’sBenjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is excited to announce a free seminar series focused on global migration and refugees. Participants will be introduced to the foundational elements of global migration, and international refugee policy. Through case studies and discussions with experts – including from refugee communities – participants will learn how each refugee experience is unique, shaped by particular social, political, and economic conditions. 

*The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans – $90,000 fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants going to graduate school in the United States. If you are an immigrant or child of immigrants who will be a college senior this fall, a college graduate who is applying to graduate school this fall, or someone in the first or second year of a graduate program you’ll be in during the 2024-2025 academic year, consider applying.They are look for students who are hard-working, creative, willing to ask big questions, and looking to make a significant contribution to American society or their academic field. 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans has four upcoming 30-minute virtual information sessions you can attend: 

  • Thursday, June 1st at 12 pm ET – Students can register here
  • Tuesday, June 20th at 8 pm ET – Students can register here
  • Wednesday, July 19th at 3 pm ET – Students can register here
  • Wednesday, August 9th at 11 am ET – Students can register here

 If you can’t make one of these sessions, you can find recorded sessions here. You can find eligibility criteria here and more information on their selection criteria here

**Don’t forget we are here to help! Make an appointment here to connect with an advisor to brainstorm, discuss an opportunity or get feedback on your applications.

DUE on Monday, May 22: 2023-2024 HBCLS Scholarships and Fellowships Application

Dear all,

The due date for the 2023-2024 Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies scholarship applications is approaching! We have 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. On top of that,students only need to fill out ONE online application to apply for all of our awards. We will do the work on our end to determine which awards you qualify for. The scholarships and fellowships application is due on Monday, May 22nd at 11:59PM. Please visit https://labor.washington.edu/scholarships-and-prizes for more information on each of our scholarships and to access the online application. 

Here is a scholarship recipient feature from last year’s cohort!:

Text reads: Originally from Kennewick, Washington, Gonzales is an undergraduate student double majoring in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. As a student, Gonzales has participated in the Winter/Spring 2022 cohort of the Building  Movement (BAM) internship where he helped organize academic student employees alongside UAW 4121. Moreover, he was able to organize and build meaningful relationships with different unions as an intern with the Washington State Labor Council’s (WSLC) Union Summer Internship program.

If you have any questions about this year’s application, please reach out to Sai Ahmed at ypahmed@uw.edu.

Honors Rome, WINTER 2024, Deadline Extended, APPLY NOW

Honors Rome: Global Refugee Crisis: from devastation to diaspora 

Program Term: Winter Quarter 2024

Program Location: Rome, Italy 

Credits and Courses: 15 credits of Honors Core! 

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 and to apply here, Apply by June 5! 

Tri-Campus Student Wellness Survey


I’m an undergraduate student in ASUW Seattle. In relation to a current wellness initiative, the ASUW Office of Student Health Relations and the ASUW Black Student Commission created this Student Wellness Survey that will be repeated annually to monitor aspects of student wellness. This is a tri-campus initiative, so we’re looking for UW Tacoma, UW Bothell, and UW Seattle undergraduate, graduate, and professional student participation. Please share this survey with your students through your weekly newsletters, canvas announcements, etc.  Students who participate will have a chance to win a $50 gift card or 2 tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo. 

Below is the survey link, and attached is also a survey flyer.



Aliyah Cleveland

Research Exposed! Population Health – Student Opportunity Circulation

We are offering an opportunity that may be of interest to the undergraduate students you serve.  

This Autumn quarter, we will be offering a one creditResearch Exposed! Population Health course Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:20PM.  The course will feature a series of faculty-led lectures focused on the three pillars of population health: human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. This opportunity is offered in partnership with the Population Health Initiative and Undergraduate Research Program.

For more information: A list of class topics and speakers  

For registration details: GEN ST 198 Introduction To Undergraduate Research