Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

Note: As of December 7, students have reported an issue with submitting their application in MyGrad. We are currrently working on a fix. If you upload all the required materials and are unable to hit the “submit” button, please email Fernando at and we will manually submit your application.

In 2013, a group of engaged, committed UW faculty, civic and business leaders joined together to establish the Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship to provide financial assistance to UW graduate students (master’s and doctoral) who have a demonstrated commitment to Latinx communities. GSEE appreciates the community members that have continued to give to this important fund.

For this application cycle, the Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship is a one-time award of $1,500.

Application deadline: Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT


  • Graduate student must be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral degree program at the University of Washington;
  • Graduate student’s research, work, and/or service must demonstrate their commitment to Latinx communities.


To be considered for this fellowship, ALL of the following materials must be submitted via the MyGrad Program (Request a Graduate School award).

  1. Letter of Recommendation (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced, 12-pt font) The recommender should address the following to the best of their ability:
    • The applicant’s engagement with Latinx communities and issues
    • Obstacles the applicant may have encountered in their academic or personal journey and how they have responded to these challenges
    • The applicant’s academic strengths and/or progress
  2. Personal Statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced, 12-point font). Statement should address the following:
    • How your personal commitment to Latinx communities has taken shape in your service, research, and/or paid employment
    • Your personal or professional goals and the ways in which your graduate education will enable you to sustain your engagement with Latinx communities
    • How this award would impact your graduate education Winter quarter
  3. Curriculum Vitae or Resume


Regarding questions about the Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship, please contact GSEE at or 206.543.9016.