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University-wide Scholarship Opportunities

Submitted by Catherine M Connors on October 15, 2019 - 3:26pm

Robin Chang and Emily Smith of the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards and the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity write with information about five scholarship programs that may be of interest to Classics majors who might be considering future graduate studies, work for an international affairs think tank, or language study abroad:
Graduate school funding opportunities:

o   UW information session Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4:30pm in MGH 173R. RSVP at We will be joined by Caleb Huffman, one of UW’s current Yenching Scholars, who will share his insights into the program!

o   UW Deadline to apply for nomination: Nov. 5, 2019.

  • Truman Scholarship: Juniors…Do you have an issue that drives you to learn, volunteer, advocate, teach and lead? Apply for the Truman Scholarship! The Truman Scholarship is looking to support future change-makers.  Students interested in and dedicated to issues like social justice, climate-action, fiscal policy, education, social welfare, law, population health, politics (any), and more should apply for this $30,000 leadership scholarship toward graduate education. Open to U.S citizen undergraduates who are graduating between December 2020 and August 2021. Contact Emily Smith if you’re interested in applying.

o   Apply for nomination for the Truman award online at

o   Deadline: November 3.

Experiential opportunities:

  • Critical Language Scholarships: a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. Contact Emily Smith (undergrads) or Michelle Sutton ( if you’re interested in applying!

o   UW information sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4:00pm or Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 4:00pm, both in MGH 171. RSVP at

o   Apply by November 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EST

o   UW information sessions to learn more will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 3:30pm and Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30pm, both in MGH 171 or online.

o   UW deadline to apply for nomination: Nov. 25, 2019.

  • Boren Scholarships & Fellowships: fund undergraduates and graduate students to study languages abroad in world regions critical to US interests. UW deadlines in January.

o   UW information session (with CLS): Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4:00pm or Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 4:00pm, both in MGH 171. RSVP at to attend either session in-person. Or attend online:

 These are but a few of the fall deadlines and sessions. Students are encouraged to check out our website for more.

 Thank you,

 Robin Chang & Emily Smith

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

Box 352803
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 171, Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.2603  / Schedule an appointment with me Pronouns: she/her

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