Mary Gates Endowment

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  Deadlines are coming up soon, so begin the application process, attend an information session, and register for an application workshop.

 

 

Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one):

Sept. 29, 3:30-4:20 p.m. or 4:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171

Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. or 12:30-1:20 p.m, rm. MGH 171

Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. or 12:30-1:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171

 

Leadership Application Workshop:

October 7, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171 (RSVP here)

 

Research Application Workshops (select one):

Oct. 8, 3:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 258 (RSVP here)

Oct. 14, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E  (RSVP here)

 

Leadership Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 13, 5:00 p.m.

 

Research Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m.

 

Begin the online application and learn more on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.

Posted in Scholarships, Funding

Critical Language Scholarships – Applications Open

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.
The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org

Applications will be due November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST.

 

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants.

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or our Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org.

CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship

For questions, please contact us at: cls@americancouncils.org

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Employer-Led Workshops at the Career Center!

Employer-Led Workshops

Come join us for a new event series at the Career Center, to hear straight from top employers how to be successful in your job or internship search, as well as strategies for developing your personal and professional life both during and after college!  Coming up first?  AT&T sharing insights on how to make the most of a new role and set yourself up for success.
Employer-Led Workshop: Maximizing Your First 30 Days on the Job (presented by AT&T)

Wednesday, October 8th

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Come join the Global College Recruiting Executive Director of AT&T to learn how to prepare for, and what to expect, during the first 30 days at a new job! Building relationships, Active Listening skills, Magnifying success, driving performance, assessing revenue, leading change, staying industry relevant.

No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these workshops, and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Email careerevents@uw.edu .

 

COMING UP LATER THIS QUARTER…..

 

Employer-Led Workshop: Interview Tips (presented by Google)

Wednesday, October 22nd

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

 

Employer-Led Workshop: Transitioning to Life After College (presented by Northwestern Mutual)

Wednesday, November 5th

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

 

Employer-Led Workshop: Internships: What They Are and How to Find One (presented by Liberty Mutual)

Wednesday, November 19th

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

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Luce Scholars Program

UW application deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2014          

UW application and nomination information are available at: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=luce

Graduating seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program. This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2015-16 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2015, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

For graduate students or alumni – Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications

For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

 

Program Summary:

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.

Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

UW’s recent Luce Scholars:

2013 UW graduate Genevieve Gebhart was selected in 2013 and spent 2013-14 in Laos as a Luce Scholar. Read the UAA article and Q&A with Gennie at http://www.washington.edu/uaa/2013/03/15/honors-student-genevieve-gebhart-selected-for-luce-scholarship/.

2010 UW graduate Jesse Burk-Rafel was selected as a Luce Scholar in 2010 and spent 2010-2011 in Mongolia under the program. Read the UW News article about Jesse at http://www.washington.edu/news/2010/03/04/bioengineering-student-first-uw-undergraduate-awarded-prestigious-luce-scholarship-since-1977/.

Posted in Funding, Study Abroad

Call for Abstracts – Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium

The UnderLings, the undergraduate linguistics association of Cornell
University, requests abstract submissions for the 8th annual Cornell
Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium.

The Colloquium will take place April 25th-27th, 2014. We encourage
submissions at all levels in a variety of subfields of linguistics,
including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, syntax, historical
linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition.
Applicants pursuing a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree are invited to
submit a one-page abstract for a talk of no more than twenty minutes in
length or for a poster presentation at our poster session. Abstracts should
be submitted to culc@cornell.edu by March 10th. Please indicate whether you
would like to be considered for a talk, for the poster session or for both.
Submitters will be notified by March 17th whether the abstract was accepted
or rejected.

There is a probability that the conference proceedings will be published
afterward, most likely in an online, widely-accessible format. More
information about the Colloquium may be found at the following website:
http://linguistics.cornell.edu/undergraduate/undergrad-colloquium.cfm

Please direct any questions or concerns to culc@cornell.edu.

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Bicknell Fund for Academic Travel

The Bicknell Fund, established by Professor Emeritus Daniel C. Waugh and administered by the History Department, provides travel aid for students who intend to study the languages and cultures of Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in formal language study programs, but under rare circumstances students with other travel plans may be considered. Upon return, the student will be required to provide documentation on their course of study, i.e. a certificate of completion from the language program, as well as a short (1-3 page) description of their experience.

The deadline for this application is Friday, March 14, 2014 by 5:00pm. 

 Directions and links to apply are found here:

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Library Research Award for Undergraduates

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

  • What? The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.
  • Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
  • When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 19, 2013, by 5:00pm PST.
  • Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.
  • Questions? Send them to libaward@uw.edu
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