The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability and achievement. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award.
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:
- Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
- Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2013-2014 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.
- Be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
- Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue graduate study in professional programs (law school, business school, etc.) should not apply.
The UW application process for those seeking nomination is open and the deadline for submission will be January 9, 2014. Details and the UW application are at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke.
- Be between 18 and 25 years old.
- Have a passion for civic engagement and a desire to learn about state and local politics.
- Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Be an independent self-starter with the initiative to achieve complex goals.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse team.
- Have a good sense of humor and forward-thinking values.
The Bus is committed to financially supporting Fellows in need. The Fellowship is a stipended program and additional scholarships are available.
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The University of Washington’s Short Term English Program (STEP) may have an opportunity this winter for interested honors student volunteers to serve as joint Activity Leaders during STEP’s Tuesday and Thursday afternoon activities. Activity Leaders assist in leading students during the STEP visits to interesting locations around Seattle and engage with the program’s international students in English. Each activity is generally three hours long, and both students and leaders have reported it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. STEP activities will take place every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during each of the three-week programs between January 13 and March 14, 2014. More information about the program can be found on our website: http://www.ielp.uw.edu/programs/language-culture/STEP/
While our staffing needs are not yet quite determined for the winter program, we do expect to be recruiting volunteers from UW organizations for assistance. If Honors volunteers might be available to participate, or if there’s anyone in particular at the Honors Program who would be an appropriate person to contact with volunteer recruiting needs and questions, I would certainly appreciate the assistance or direction.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission has opened applications for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Citizens!
Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.
Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:
-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
-University of Bristol Summer Institute
-University of Exeter Summer Institute
-Queen’s University Belfast
-Scotland Summer Institute
-Wales Summer Institute
To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
- be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
- be at least 18 years old;
- have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
- have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
- be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;
The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate information about this Award amongst freshman and sophomore students. Attached is a general information flyer and a reference sheet for advisors, as there have been a few changes to the process this year. Application instructions have also been placed on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.
Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.
Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates
Hi Honors students,
My name is Khloe, and I am a fellow UW Honors student and a Student Ambassador for the IE3 Global Internships program, which links UW students with internships abroad to have a professional working experience while also earning UW credits for a quarter. We have internships in over 50 countries and across almost every field of study.
I did a global health internship in Bolivia during spring quarter of my sophomore year and found it to be a great opportunity to explore my academic and career interests while also earning useful Honors ad hoc credits. I would love to help you learn more about IE3 Global Internships, and have attached a pdf with some quick facts about the program.
If you have questions about the internship program or would like to hear more from a fellow student’s perspective, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have an IE3 advisor in the study abroad office in 459 Schmitz Hall who has office hours Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm.
You can go to the “Find Internships” tab to search for internships by country, academic focus, or language. You can also apply for an individualized placement if you do not see any current internships in your field of interest.
Please contact me if you have any questions or are interested in more information!
Like what you saw at Honors Open Mic Night hosted by Honors Student Affairs Panel (HSAP)? Applications to serve HSAP are still open! They will officially close on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:59 pm.
Do you wish you had a new, quiet place to study? Join us for our quarterly Honors Study Hall on Sunday, Dec. 8 (time TBA). We will have hot tea to get your mind off of the cold weather!
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