Monday, December 21, 2015

New Study Abroad Scholarships for STEM Majors

UW Study Abroad is excited to announce new scholarships for STEM majors studying abroad in the 2016-17 academic year.

The first scholarship, GO! STEMXchange, offers up to $5000 to STEM majors participating in a departmental or university-wide exchange program. Washington State residents eligible for financial aid (students do not have to be Pell Grant eligible) may apply. Visit the UW Global Opportunities website in winter quarter for more information.

The next scholarship, the Dow Chemical Foundation student exchange fund, will provide up to $5000 to UW students participating in a departmental or university-wide exchange to Asia. Special consideration is given to STEM majors. For additional information and criteria, visit our endowed scholarships page.

We are also excited to offer 1-2 scholarships to UW students participating in the exchange to the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. While this exchange is open to all majors, our exchanges in NZ and Australia often attract students in the sciences (fun fact: our #1 major for students studying in Australia is Biology!).

Please encourage your students to apply to university-wide exchanges by the January 15 deadline. If they have questions about scholarship eligibility or deadlines, please have them get in touch with us at

UW Study Abroad - 2016-17 Exchange Application Deadline

Greetings from UW Study Abroad.

Are you interested in studying Marine Biology in Australia? How about Business and Asian Studies in Japan? Or maybe Engineering in Germany?

With 55 direct exchange programs in 27 countries, UW has numerous overseas opportunities for students in a variety of majors. Most of the exchanges are available as either semester or year-long programs.

Applications for 2016-17 exchange programs are due on January 15.

UW Study Abroad is also excited to announce several endowed scholarships for exchanges and a new scholarship for students participating in the University of Canterbury exchange in New Zealand. Visit our scholarships page to learn more.  

For more information, visit or stop by 459 Schmitz Hall between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. daily.

E-mail us at with your questions.

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

Are you a junior, or do you have junior standing?

Do you have a cumulative 3.3 GPA or above?

Do you exemplify scholarship, leadership, and service?

THEN apply to become a member of
Mortar Board’s UW Tolo Chapter!

What is Mortar Board?

It’s a national college senior honor society for exemplary students like 

Each year up to 40 juniors are chosen to become members of Mortar Board, one of the UW’s highest student honors. Students are selected on the basis of outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Become part of Mortar Board’s Generations of Excellence, who include famous alumni such as Condoleezza Rice, Drew Brees, and UW alumna Mary Gates. Enjoy lifelong friendships, endless volunteer opportunities, and a memorable senior year!

What are you waiting for?

Applications open December 21th!!!

Want more information? Check out the links below!

Chapter website with application information:
National Website: