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The Graduate School

G-1 Communications Building
Box 353770
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770

Phone: 206.543.5900
Fax: 206.685.3234

GO-MAP Funding

GO-MAP administers programs providing funding for underrepresented students whose individual experiences and/or academic interests will bring diversity to scholarly perspectives and endeavors, and to the academic community.

GO-MAP funding is allocated on the basis of departmental nominations. Student applications for funding are not accepted.

GO-MAP encourages the nomination of minority and underrepresented students who have achieved academic merit despite significant social, economic, or educational challenges, such as students who are the first generation to attend college or graduate school, or students whose educational training has not exposed them to a wide array of resources.

Please contact the GOMAP office for questions regarding the application process.

Diversity Fellowships and Awards

Latino Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

In 2013, a group of engaged, committed UW faculty, civic and business leaders joined together to establish the Latino Scholars Graduate School Fellowship to provide financial assistance to students who have a demonstrated commitment to Latino communities.

The Latino Scholars Graduate School Fellowship is a one-time award ranging from $1,000-$3,000.

Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship

The Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship was established in honor of Jim Sinegal and his commitment to educational access and equity. The Sinegal Fellowship provides support for underrepresented minority Costco Scholars who have graduated from either the University of Washington or Seattle University and who are pursuing an advanced degree at the UW.

The Sinegal Fellowship is a two-year award with a stipend of $5,000 for each year.

Bank of America Endowed Minority Fellowship

The Bank of America award provides an annual stipend of $15,000 plus tuition and fees to support students in their first and final dissertation years, and is for PhD students only.

Stroum Endowed Minority Fellowship

The Stroum award supports students of diverse backgrounds seeking the PhD. The award carries a $15,000 stipend plus tuition, and can be awarded to first year or dissertation-year students.

Presidential Graduate Fellowship

Two-year, merit-based fellowships carrying an annual stipend of $15,000 plus tuition and fees for students pursuing doctoral degrees, covering the first and final dissertation year. Limited to PhD students only.

Ronald E. McNair Fellowship

Two-year, merit-based fellowships carrying an annual stipend of $16,500 plus tuition and fees for students pursuing doctoral degrees. Covers the first and last (dissertation) year, to be matched with three years of support at the same or a higher level by the student's department. Limited to students who have successfully completed a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program. Students enrolled in terminal master's programs are ineligible for this fellowship.

Endowed Fellowship for Native American in Humanities and Social Sciences

Merit-based fellowship to support Native American students admitted to a graduate program in the humanities or social sciences. (Preference will be given to students department of History.) Official documentation of tribal enrollment or affiliation required. $12,000 stipend plus tuition and fees. Departments must provide matching support.

Other Awards

Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) Award

Nine-month research assistantships for entering students who show high academic promise and who are pursuing graduate degrees in areas where they are severely underrepresented. Awards are available as a full, one academic year (9 months). To view the application process, visit the GOP page.

Tuition Waivers

GO-MAP does have available a limited number of Tuition Awards for which both masters and Ph.D. students are eligible to be nominated. These awards range from full tuition support to a partial or quarterly award. If interested, letters of nomination for tuition awards should address the following:

  • MERIT: academic scholarship, or progress in program if a current student. Why did you admit this student? Is the student receiving competitive offers from other inst.
  • DIVERSITY: how will this student add to diversity of your program. What diverse perspectives will they bring to your program, either by past experiences and achievements or by the scholarship they wish to pursue, etc; and
  • FINANCIAL NEED: Please advise students to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as this is required by the UW to determine financial need. In addition, your nomination letter you indicate the current and future funding plan for the student; are departmental resources being committed to the student, are there unique circumstances that add to the student's need (dependents, medical expenses, etc).

If more than one student is nominated, please rank them in order of departmental preference.

Letters of nomination should come from the dean, department chair or graduate program coordinator and must be submitted through the GSFEI system in MyGrad Program.

Micki & Bob Flowers ARCS Fellowship

Through the generosity of Micki & Bob Flowers and the Seattle Chapter of the ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists), this prestigious recruitment award provides a top African-American graduate student in the sciences, mathematics and engineering with $5,000 a year for three years, and is designed to supplement existing departmental appointments.


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Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)

G-1 Communications, Suite 034  |  Box 353770  |  Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: 206.543.9016  |  Email: gomap at