Study Abroad Scholarships for Social Sciences & Humanities Majors

If you are studying abroad this summer, early fall or fall, submit your Fritz Study Abroad application by April 17th.  The scholarship application is available online at

You are eligible if you meet the following:

  • Current UW undergraduate
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Declared major in Social Sciences or Humanities. Full list of eligible majors here.
  • Registering for your program through UW International Programs & Exchanges

Please email if you have any questions about the scholarship or if you would like to set up an advising time.

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Work-Study Job Opportunity

Position Title: Work-Study Student Assistant V

Hiring 1-2 student workers at the Office of Student Services in the School of Social Work. Hiring for Spring Quarter and preference to those who plan to take courses in Summer Quarter.

Before applying, please note this position requires:

– Federal work-study funding for 2014-2015 academic year, which is awarded through FASFA based on need

To Apply:

For priority consideration, please submit your resume and Spring Quarter availability (Visual Schedule Preferred; Monday- Friday, 9AM -5pm) by Sunday, March 29, 2015. Applicants may still be considered after the priority deadline. For questions and to apply, please email


* Data entry

* Provide information about Admissions and Student Services to visitors, students, and applicants

* Answer a multi-line telephone system and make appropriate referrals

* Assist staff with mailings, filing, scheduling appointments and events

* Other related tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

* Must be a UW Student with work study funding.

* Must be able to work independently, exercise a high degree of judgment, initiative and responsibility in working with visitors, students and applicants.

* Strong communication skills, poise, leadership, attention to detail, and maturity.

* Familiarity with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and data entry.

* Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

* Commitment to staying in position for academic school year

Educational Benefits:

* Increased familiarity with social services agencies and university resources

* Development of interpersonal, communication, networking, leadership and computer skills.

* Event preparation skills

* Problem solving and office maintenance skills will be enhanced.

Work Authorization:

Authorized to work PERMANENTLY in the US (U.S. Citizen, National, Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee)

Level of Experience: No experience required, 1-2 years related work experience

Salary Level: DOE

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Apply for the 2015 NEW Leadership Institute

Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute

Application deadline is April 3

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in becoming a leader in your community?

Are you committed to bringing better representation for women in all fields?

Apply for the 2015 Alene Moris National Education for Women’s Leaders Institute!

The Alene Moris National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Institute is part of a national program started by Rutgers University in 1991. This program is designed to encourage women to seek out leadership positions and engage more with the civic community. Women are over 50 percent of the American population and yet they are underrepresented in leadership positions in virtually every field. The Alene Moris NEW
Leadership Institute is working to change that.

The Institute lasts for 6 days, from June 22nd-June 27th, 2015. During that time, participants will meet some of Washington’s leading women who can offer insight into their experiences and provide important training and networking skills. Some topics that are covered during the Institute:

*  How to run for political office
*  Public speaking
*  Negotiation
*  Working in the non-profit field
*  Managing diversity in the workplace
*  Networking

All undergraduates and graduates attending any 2- or 4-year Washington State college or Washington residents attending an out-of-state school are eligible to apply. The cost of the program is $150 and a limited number of partial scholarships are available. You do not have to be a Political Science major; anyone with an interest in improving their leadership skills and joining a network of influential women is encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is April 3, 2015

Applications can be found here.

Click here to Recommend a candidate for the Institute.

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Register for Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference


Dear UW Students,

I would like to invite you to participate in the annual Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference on Friday, April 10. Together with your fellow students and colleagues, you will have the opportunity to develop relevant skills boosting your capacity to serve and lead in your community and for the issues you deeply care about. Registration is open and I encourage you to reserve your spot now!

Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference
Friday, April 10 | 2-7:00 p.m. | Alder Hall
Register now

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Attention Future Teachers

Are you considering a career in K-12 teaching?  This 8-credit pair of courses (which includes 5 credits of “C” or “W”) is an exceptional opportunity to work with an amazing faculty member with a long-term commitment to K-12 education and educational partnerships.

Every year, students who have participated in the Community Literacy Program are admitted to the UW’s competitive MEd and MIT education programs, as well as to other prestigious education programs throughout the country.  There are student testimonials below, following the course information.  Please contact Professor Simmons-O’Neill at for further information.

ENGL 298 A (“C” or “W” credit – M W 10:30-12:20) – 5 credits
ENGL 491 B (service learning – times arranged with individual students)  – 3 credits

The Spring 2015 Community Literacy Program will be taught by CLP director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill. This program links a 5 credit on-campus course (English 298A, MW 10:30-12:20) with a service-learning internship in a “high needs” partner public school program (English 491B; volunteer time scheduled individually). Program goals include testing theory in practice, engaging in effective reflective work with public school
students and teachers, and learning more about both our own writing and learning processes, and the impact of CLP on our academic, career, civic, and personal goals.

This linked pair of courses offers an opportunity for UW students from all majors and at all stages of their UW careers to complete “C” and “W” requirements in a small interactive learning community. CLP is also a great way for students considering teaching careers to get crucial school-based experience in “high needs” schools, and may be used toward the field work requirement in the Education, Learning, and Society minor, or toward hours required for application to Teacher Education Programs.   There are no prerequisites.

Add codes (all periods) are available from the instructor:

Below are comments from a few recent Community Literacy Programs students and public school partners:

“I’m writing from my first teaching job to thank you for introducing me to many foundational concepts and ideas in education, for sparking my passion for teaching, and for providing me with many practical lesson ideas as well.” — CLP student

“The combination of classroom experience and a wide variety of reflections really pulled everything together and made it feel extremely meaningful. It made me fully aware of what and how I was learning, and the effect it was having on my work in the partner school classrooms.” — CLP student

“The Community Literacy students are full members of our school community by the second week of the quarter…. It is a pleasure to see how insightful they are, and how dedicated to the educational process they become. Elizabeth is caring and candid in working with her students and with me throughout each quarter so that we can collaborate on solving problems. Normal situational challenges become tools for learning for her students, as well as ours. The benefits to our students are enormous. Our faculty has come to depend on the Community Literacy students as true partners in teaching.” — CLP partner school principal

“Since coming to the U.S., I have been afraid of taking English class because English is not my first language. With this service learning class, I feel a lot more confidence in learning English. By having the opportunity to work with bilingual students, I share their experience and I learn with them.” — CLP student

“The career-related writing sequence was so beneficial. We used the skills, knowledge, and experience we learned from CLP and applied them to our future careers and/or further education. It was so helpful to learn how to use skills gained via this course instead of thinking it was just another course @ UW.” –CLP student

“CLP was truly an unparallelled success in my learning here at UW. Never have I experienced a wider range of issues, attitudes, beliefs and people. My newfound appreciation for and understanding of education and society stems directly from my experience with CLP and the help, guidance and motivation of Elizabeth.” — CLP student

“I wish I’d known about the CLP reader when I switched from an expensive private school. It covers much of what every new teacher to the school district should read: journal articles and information on school testing, classroom issues, diversity, economic, and health issues, students of poverty and much more. It has taken me thirty years working with a wide variety of students and avidly reading about educational issues to work as effectively as I do, and Dr. Simmons-O’Neill has distilled that reading and experience into the CLP class and its reader, sending out students who are strong and effective helpers in the classroom.” –CLP partner school librarian

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Victim Support Team Volunteer and Internship Announcement


Make a Difference!

Sign up today, to volunteer with the Seattle Police Department’s Victim Support Team (VST).

Community volunteers provide crisis intervention, support, and resources to domestic violence victims and their children at secured crime scenes during the critical time following a domestic violence incident. They work in teams of two, responding city wide, during weekend hours only.

Now recruiting for the 2015 Spring Training Academy!

Training is weekdays 8:00am-4:00pm, beginning in May, and held at the Seattle Municipal Tower, downtown Seattle. For additional details, email

Must be 21+, have a Valid WA license, and pass an SPD background check

To apply, visit the VST website:

Deadline for applications is March 25th, 2015

Help to stop the cycle of violence in your community!

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GO! & Fritz (Study Abroad) Scholarship Applications Open: Upcoming Info Session

The GO! and Fritz study abroad scholarship applications are now open.  The application deadline is April 17, 2015. Read more about the scholarships and apply online at

GO! and Fritz Scholarship Information Session

The GO! and Fritz scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of up to $5,000 to support study abroad.  Join us and learn more about the scholarships, including eligibility, the application process and tips for writing a competitive personal statement.

April 9, 2015


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