CHID Scholarships

CHID is pleased to announce that the following scholarships and awards are available for the 2016-2017 academic year (click on the scholarship/award title for details):

Eligibility

Due to the limited availability of funds, students are eligible to receive one general award and one study abroad/away scholarship or award per academic year. See information under each scholarship/award for additional eligibility details.

Application Deadlines

Applications for all scholarships and awards - except the Colin Wang Memorial Scholarship* - are accepted once each quarter by midnight on the following dates:

Autumn: October 21
Winter: February 1
Spring: April 21

*Applications for the Colin Wang Memorial Scholarship are accepted once each year by midnight on February 1st.

General Awards

  • CHID Student Research Awards: Three $250 awards to support CHID majors' or minors' Senior Thesis or research projects. One award offered each quarter.
  • John and Eleanor Toews Awards: Up to four awards of $300 to support current CHID majors or minors or CHID-affiliated graduate students with conference travel or graduate school-related expenses. Awarded each quarter, as funding allows.

Study Abroad/Away Scholarships and Awards

  • The Colin Wang Memorial Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship to a UW undergraduate student to participate in a CHID-sponsored study abroad program. Awarded annually; applications accepted once each year by February 1.
  • Emerging Scholars Award: One or two $500 to $1,000 awards to CHID majors or minors who study abroad/away on CHID-sponsored programs and who 1) have had limited opportunities to study abroad/away from the UW and, 2) show exceptional promise as scholars. Awarded each quarter, as funding allows.
  • MacRae Study Abroad Scholarships: Three $400 scholarships to CHID majors or minors to participate in CHID-sponsored study abroad programs. One scholarship awarded each quarter. 

CHID Student Research Awards

CHID offers up to three awards of $250 each to support CHID majors' and minors' Senior Thesis or research projects. Funds may be used to cover full or partial expenses for equipment, special projects, research, or travel. Awards will be provided based on financial need and the overall quality of the project.

How to Apply

By the quarterly deadline listed above, email a single PDF to Suzanne St Peter (sstpeter@uw.edu) with the following information:

  1. Your name, student ID number, and email address.
  2. The title and a one or two paragraph description of your Senior Thesis or research project.
  3. Your mentor's name and home department. 
  4. Your faculty advisor's signature.
  5. A description of how the research funds will be used to support your project. 

John and Eleanor Toews Awards

With generous support from Professor Emeritus John Toews and his wife, Eleanor, CHID offers up to four $300 awards to current CHID majors or minors and CHID-affiliated graduate students to support the following activities:

Graduate School Expenses

CHID will reimburse costs for graduate school applications, graduate exam preparation classes, and/or admissions exams (such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT). 

How to Apply

By the quarterly deadline listed above, email a single PDF to Suzanne St Peter (sstpeter@uw.edu) with the following information:

  1. Your name, email address, and, if a current student, your student ID number.
  2. Confirmation/receipts of exam/course registration or application submissions. 
  3. A current unofficial transcript.
  4. A personal statement of about one page that includes:
    1. an explanation of your academic/professional goals,
    2. a description of how your experience in CHID has helped to prepare you for (or inspire you to pursue) graduate/professional education,
    3. how this future path relates to your experience in CHID, and
    4. the amount you are requesting (maximum $300).  

Conference Travel Assistance

Undergraduate and CHID-affiliated graduate students can apply for funds to help defray costs of travel to conferences, workshops, and other learning opportunities.

How to Apply

By the quarterly deadline listed above, email a single PDF to Suzanne St Peter (sstpeter@uw.edu) with the following information:

  1. Your name, email address, and, if a current student, your student ID number.
  2. Confirmation/receipts of conference registration and travel arrangements. 
  3. A personal statement of about one page that includes:
    1. an explanation of your academic/professional goals, including how this conference/learning opportunity supports your goals;
    2. how this conference/learning opportunity relates to your experience in CHID; and
    3. the amount you are requesting (maximum $300).
  4. A current unofficial transcript. 

General Award Questions?

Contact Suzanne St Peter, Administrator
sstpeter@uw.edu / Padelford B102-C / Box 354300