Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is available now

Please encourage your outstanding students in any field, juniors, seniors, recent alums, grad students and grad alums, who are interested in doing research, graduate study, or teaching English abroad to consider applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The online application is available now and our UW application deadline is Sept. 15, 2010. Students who will be enrolled at UW in the fall must apply through UW by our campus application deadline. Alums who will not be enrolled are strongly encouraged to apply through UW as well. Because this application can take quite some time to complete, students should start working on it as soon as possible.

Two UW offices facilitate the UW application process and support students applying, based on students' status:
Graduate students & recent alums of graduate programs should contact Helene Obradovich ( or Marilyn Gray ( in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards for information about the Fulbright program and UW application process.

Undergraduate students & recent Bachelor's alums should contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards for more information about the Fulbright program and UW application process.

In addition to the contacts above, Bothell students are also welcome to contact Holly Winters, Bothell Career Center/Merit Scholarships and Fellowships (

Tacoma students are welcome to contact Helene, Marilyn, or Robin.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant provides roundtrip airfare, a monthly living stipend and health insurance (additional benefits vary by country) for roughly an academic year (9-12 months) in one of over 150 countries worldwide. Students can propose independent research projects of their own design, graduate study at a foreign institution, or to serve as an English Teaching Assistant.

To be eligible, applicants must:
1. Be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Foreign students may be able to apply through their home country and should see for more information.

2. Hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant (by summer 2011 for this year's application). Applicants who have not earned a B.A. degree or the equivalent, but who have extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project, may be considered. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional study and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Applicants may hold a J.D. degree at the time of application, but not a doctorate. M.D.s or medical students or the equivalent (e.g., D.D.Ss, O.D.) who wish to continue medical or hospital training or to obtain practical clinical experience can apply. However, M.D.s who have completed formal postgraduate training and propose attachment to a hospital or clinic for independent or collaborative research, and others who will have earned a PhD by the application deadline, should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

3. Be in good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

4. Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. Language requirements vary widely among participating countries, especially for the English Teaching Assistantship, so students who only speak English may have more options than immediately apparent.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Join a limited number of talented undergraduate peers as you support the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. As a paid NCS intern, you will be! part of a unique world of important events and meaningful accomplishments, working at our Headquarters facility outside of Washington, DC.

This internship requires a commitment to two 90-day summer internships, or one summer internship and a semester internship prior to graduation. Apply now; applications for internships next summer (2011) are being accepted now through November 1, 2010. All applications received after that time will be considered for internships starting in the summer of 2012.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Monday, May 17, 2010

UW Lavin Entrepreneurship Program – Open to All Majors!

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Foster School of Business
“Entrepreneurship is a dynamic union of innovation and opportunity,
passion and vision, risk and reward.”

Want to run your own company one day?
If you'
re an incoming student to the University of Washington who is interested in the world of entrepreneurship, check out the LAVIN Entrepreneurship Program.
As a Lavin student, you'll gain the experience, skills, knowledge, and the network that will be the foundation for your future entrepreneurial ventures, whether at your own start-up or within a larger, established firm. We accept up to 25 undergraduates each year - regardless of intended major. We also co-fund an internship for Lavin students in an early-stage company so you can see how experienced entrepreneurs grow successful companies.
Information Sessions will be held on the University of Washington campus at various times during the summer. For a complete listing of dates and times, please check the website after June 25.
The online Lavin application will open mid-August and may be accessed via the website. LAVIN Entrepreneurship Program
Feel free to call or email to make an appointment this summer. We'd love to talk to you!
For more information: