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Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

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 $2,000. 

Application deadline: Friday, December 29, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT. ***Please note: This application is now closed for the 2023-2024 academic year. It will reopen again for new applications for the 2024-2025 academic year during Fall quarter 2024. 


  • 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 Fernando Puga, GSEE’s Fellowships & Awards Specialist at or GSEE at or 206.543.9016.

Please note:

  • GSEE funding is allocated mostly based on departmental nominations. 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 GSEE receives, students in fee-based programs are only eligible to be nominated for the GSEE 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 GSEE funding opportunities. Undocumented students (without DACA status) are eligible for the GSEE Graduate Supplemental Award, GSEE Graduate Tuition Award, and Latinx Scholars Graduate School Fellowship. If you are DACAmented or undocumented and would like more information, please connect with GSEE (
  • International students and students enrolled in professional programs (School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, and School of Pharmacy) are ineligible for most GSEE funding, with a few exceptions. 

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