UW Graduate School

Diversity Fellowships

Diversity Fellowships & Awards

The Graduate School and GO-MAP are committed to supporting underrepresented minority 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 minority graduate students who show evidence of 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 or 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 Graduate Supplemental Awards. They can also apply for the Latino/a 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.
  • DACA students are eligible for most GO-MAP funding opportunities.
  • 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

Deadline

Bank of America Endowed Minority Fellowship

A 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.

March 1, 2017

Endowed Fellowship for Native Americans in Humanities and Social Sciences

A 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 American students admitted in a humanities or social sciences graduate program with preference given to the Department of History.

March 1, 2017

Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) Research Assistant Award

A 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.

Dec. 21, 2016

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, financial need, and diversity must be addressed in detail
  • Departmental nomination required >

No longer accepting nominations for the 2017-18 academic year.  There is now a wait-list.

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 FAFSA on file (exceptions made for undocumented students that cannot submit a FAFSA)
  • Merit, financial need, and diversity must be addressed in detail
  • Departmental nomination required >

No longer accepting nominations for the 2017-18 academic year.  There is now a wait-list.

Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States (IESUS) Publication

A 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 >

Last Friday in April

Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

A one-time $1,500 stipend to students who have demonstrated a commitment to Latino/a communities.

Dec. 16, 2016

Posse Graduate Fellowship

A 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

March 1, 2017

Presidential Graduate Fellowship

A 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.

March 1, 2017

Ronald E. McNair Fellowship

A 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 >

March 1, 2017

Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship

A two-year consecutive merit award carrying a $10,000 annual stipend plus tuition and fees.

April 20, 2017

Stroum Endowed Minority Fellowship

A one-year award carrying a $15,000 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

April 28, 2017