UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 2 – Winter 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 2 – I hope Winter Quarter has been treating you all well so far! It’s Thursday morning which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.



As a reminder, our Peer Educator Application is now open! Learn more about the Peer Educator role and apply here.

Stim Bullitt Scholarship – Due March 15, 2023

The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship is now open for submissions.  $10,000 in post-secondary school scholarship money will be split between three worthy essayists (one winner earns $5,000, two runners-up win $2,500).

The contest is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates who live, work, or attend school in Seattle. Submissions will be accepted January 1 through March 15, 2023. This scholarship opportunity is designed to engage students by writing an essay (1,500 and 2,000 words) about an individual or group of individuals in Washington State who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political, or professional risk.

Full contest details: Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship – The Seattle Public Library Foundation (supportspl.org)

Undergraduate Research Symposium: Application deadline Feb. 12th

We are now accepting submissions for the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023

To present your work at this event, you must submit an application by Friday, February 12th, 2023. The application and information about the Symposium may be found on the Undergraduate Research Program’s Symposium Page.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines, including the performing and visual arts. More information and resources for applicants and presenters, including support for preparing abstracts, are available on the Apply for Symposium Page. Students may email URP at urp@uw.edu with questions about presenting their work.

If you have not yet begun a research experience, attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about how to get involved, identify potential projects and mentors and to support fellow students. Students are also encouraged to volunteer for the Undergraduate Research Symposium and may sign up to volunteer here

We hope you will consider participating in this year’s celebration of undergraduate research!

NSBE – Diversity Career Fair



What:  42nd Annual Diversity Career Fair

When:  Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Where: Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom – UW Seattle 

Time:  5:30-8:30PM

All Majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts & The Sciences)

All Class Levels (Freshman – PhD)

Dress: Business Casual

Participating Companies: https://www.nsbeuw.com/students

Register for Jan 12 D.C. Internships Information Session on Zoom

Internships in D.C. through The Washington Center

Information Session: Thursday, 4-5pm on Zoom

Click here to Register

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing and career coaching.

Placements include government agencies, international organizations, corporations, nonprofits, museums, and arts organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment. 

At the information session, a Washington Center representative and Meera Roy, Political Science adviser and UW’s liaison to TWC, will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships, the application process, and UW credit

The program is affordable for many students. Students on financial aid receive their aid. WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship that makes the cost of attending the program comparable to many study abroad programs. Non-residents receive a $1000 scholarship and may pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter.  Additional scholarships may be available through TWC and UW.

TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines:

  • Summer 2023 (Jun 6-Aug 4):  Early Deadline, Feb 15; Regular Deadline, Mar 15
  • Autumn 2023 (Aug 29-Dec 1): Early Deadline, March 29; Regular Deadline, April 26
  • Spring 2024, (Jan-Apr): Early Deadline: October; Regular Deadline: November – specific dates TBA

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more. 

Students who register will be sent a recording of the information session.

UW Engineering Application Now Open!

The Spring College of Engineering application is now open. We have capacity in BioengineeringChemical Engineering, and Bioresource Science & Engineering for UW students outside the college of engineering. 

If you are interested in BioE, BSE, or ChemE, we encourage you to submit your application by the January 17th 5pm deadline via the COE portal (https://www.engr.washington.edu/uapp/). You can apply to more than one major to increase their opportunities for consideration for engineering degrees. 

If you have any questions, please email the Engineering Advisors directly.

Learning about research in different fields! | Research Exposed! Open Lecture | Wednesdays 12:30-1:20 pm in MGH 251

Dear Students and UW Community,  

We have a very exciting opportunity for students that are interested in either starting research and/or learning about the intersection of research and passion in multiple disciplines (social work, population health, public health, public policy & governance, education, built environments, dentistry, and more!).  

Our Research Exposed! Course (Gen St. 391 D) lectures are currently open to the UW public! This course will be on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:20 pm in Mary Gates Hall 251. Each week we will have speakers from different disciplines touch upon their research, the design of that research, how inquiry is structured in that discipline, and how students can become involved in the process!  

If you are interested in any of the speaker’s topics/areas of interest, we invite and encourage you to come to listen to their presentation on their respective dates. These lectures can also be great networking connections if you were hoping to connect to a faculty in an area of interest. Attached, is a flyer for the course that includes the speaker agenda and topics. Please feel free to share this with any friends or classmates that may be interested. You can also find more information about Research Exposed! here. If you have any questions, feel free to email urp@uw.edu.  

Hope to see you there! 

Undergraduate Research Program

2023 Honors Study Abroad!

Hello Students! 

Study abroad is going strong this year and we encourage you to check out our exciting programs and join one of the many upcoming information sessions to learn more!

Quick FAQS

  • Honors core credits? YES!
  • Program fee only, no tuition cost? YES 
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships available? YES
  • Freshmen – graduating Seniors? YES
  • Open to ALL students? YES

Japan, Summer A

Rome, Summer A

Denmark, EFS, Aug-Sept

India, EFS, Aug-Sept

Rome (again!), EFS, Aug-Sept

Netherlands (w/ Information School), Summer A

Peru (w/CHID), Summer A

Join an information session or contact villegas@amikoreh

Corbett and Killam exchange programs need applicants!

Applications are still open for 2023-2024 FUNDED study abroad to Canada!

Killam Fellowship Program

Award: $5,000 per semester

Where: One of 21 universities across Canada

Run by Fulbright Canada, the Killam Fellowship program is a prestigious cultural exchange for undergraduate students. Students receive $5,000 per semester and can also apply for additional funding to travel within Canada. More info here. Apply by January 27, 2023!

Corbett Exchange Program

Award: $10,000 for academic year, $5,000 per semester

Where: University of British Columbia or University of Victoria

The Corbett Exchange program helps students in Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria build an appreciation for the relationship between the U.S. and Canada in the unique context of the Pacific Northwest region. Students receive $10.000 for an academic year exchange. More info here. Apply by January 31. 2023!

Interested students should contact Marion Ferguson at marionf2@uw.edu with any questions or for application assistance.