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Diversity Fellowships

Diversity Fellowships & Awards

The Graduate School and GO-MAP are committed to supporting underrepresented minoritized students throughout every aspect of graduate education, including academic, financial, professional, and social support. We work with various partners to ensure graduate students admitted to the University of Washington are given ample opportunity to succeed.

GO-MAP encourages the nomination of underrepresented minoritized graduate students with strong academic achievement in the face of social, economic, and/or educational disadvantages.

In the table below, you will find information specific to GO-MAP fellowships. For more detailed information on other Graduate School awards, visit our list of fellowships.

Please note:

  • GO-MAP funding is allocated mostly based on departmental nominations. Individual student applications are required for only two of the twelve award categories. Please contact your department’s Graduate Program Advisor (GPA) for more information on the nomination process and for additional departmental funding opportunities.
  • Due to the state-based funding GO-MAP receives, students in fee-based programs are only eligible to be nominated for the GO-MAP Graduate Supplemental Awards. They can also individually apply for the Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship if they meet eligibility requirements. To check if you were admitted or are enrolled in a fee-based program, please contact your department or review the Fee-Based Degree Programs List.
  • DACAmented students are eligible for GO-MAP funding opportunities. Undocumented students (without DACA status) are eligible for the GO-MAP Graduate Supplemental Award, GO-MAP Graduate Tuition Award, and Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship. If you are DACAmented or undocumented and would like more information, please connect with Vanessa Alvarez (vannyi@uw.edu).
  • International students and students enrolled in professional programs (School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, and School of Pharmacy) are ineligible for GO-MAP funding.
Award Amount Eligibility Important Dates
Bank of America Endowed Minority Fellowship Two year (first and final/dissertation years) merit award carrying a $20,000 annual stipend plus tuition and fees. Departments must provide a match of comparable funding for interim years.

Incoming Ph.D. students
Departmental nomination required >

Announcement emailed to GPAs and GPCs Friday, February 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Endowed Fellowship for Native Americans in Humanities and Social Sciences One year merit award carrying a $20,000 stipend plus tuition and fees for the first year. Departments must provide a match of comparable funding for an additional year.  This award supports Native students admitted in a humanities or social sciences graduate program with preference given to the Department of History.

Incoming Ph.D. or masters students
Official documentation of tribal enrollment or affiliation is required
Departmental nomination required >

Announcement emailed to GPAs and GPCs Friday, February 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Graduate Excellence Award One year merit award carrying a stipend based on the departmental rate plus tuition for the first year. Departments must provide a match of comparable funding for an additional year.  Awards are made to departments based on their departmental diversity plans.

Incoming Ph.D. or Masters students
Departmental nomination required >

Departmental announcement to GPAs and GPCs last week of November.
Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019
Graduate Supplemental Award Merit and need-based awards ranging from partial to full resident tuition support from scholarships made by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Incoming and current Ph.D. and Masters students
Need-based: Students must have a FAFSA on file (exceptions made for undocumented students that cannot submit a FAFSA)
Merit, diversity, and financial need must be addressed in detail
Departmental nomination required >

Award will open in April.
Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019
Graduate Tuition Award Merit and need-based awards ranging from partial to full resident tuition support.

Incoming and current Ph.D. and Masters students
Need-based: Students must have a FAFSA on file (exceptions made for undocumented students that cannot submit a FAFSA)
Merit, diversity, and financial need must be addressed in detail
Departmental nomination required >

Award will open in April.
Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019
Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States (IESUS) Publication One quarter award carrying a stipend based on the departmental rate plus tuition and fees.

Current Ph.D. and Masters students
In progress of newly submitting to a journal or recently submitting and received a “revise and resubmit” decision within the academic year
Individual student application required >

TBD
Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship One-time $1,500 stipend to students who have demonstrated a commitment to Latinx communities.

Incoming and current Ph.D. and Masters students
Individual student application required >

Award announced to students in mid-November in weekly GO-MAP email.
Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018
Posse Graduate Fellowship One year $7,200 stipend plus tuition and fees for the first year. Departments must provide a match of comparable funding for an additional year.

Incoming Masters students entering the College of Education, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, or the School of Social Work who have successfully completed a Posse Scholars undergraduate program
Departmental nomination required

TBD
Presidential Graduate Fellowship Two year (first and final/dissertation years) merit award carrying a $20,000 annual stipend plus tuition and fees. Departments must provide a match of comparable funding for interim years.

Incoming Ph.D. students
Departmental nomination required >

Announcement emailed to GPAs and GPCs Friday, February 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Ronald E. McNair Fellowship Two year (first and final/dissertation years) merit award carrying a $20,000 annual stipend plus tuition and fees. Departments must provide a match of comparable funding for interim years.

Incoming Ph.D. students who have successfully completed a Ronald E. McNair undergraduate program with a 3.4 GPA or higher
Citizenship or permanent resident status required
Departmental nomination required >

Announcement emailed to GPAs and GPCs Friday, February 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship Two year consecutive merit award carrying a $10,000 annual stipend plus tuition and fees.

Incoming Ph.D. or Masters students who were undergraduate Costco Scholars at the University of Washington or Seattle University
Individual student application required >

Email to Costco Scholars mid-March.
Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019
Stroum Endowed Minority Fellowship One-three quarter award carrying a $6,666/quarter stipend plus tuition and fees for the final dissertation year.

Current Ph.C. students who have passed their General Exams by the time of nomination
Departmental nomination required

TBD