UW Graduate School

Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

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

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

Application deadline: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. (PST)


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


It is preferred that the student’s application be submitted as one PDF document, though separate documents would be accepted.

To be considered for this fellowship, ALL of the following materials must be received by the application deadline:

  1. 2017 LSGSF Application
  2. Personal Statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, 1 inch margins). Statement should address:
      • 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 fellowship would impact your ability to complete your graduate degree.
  3. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation (not to exceed one page). Letters should be saved with the student’s name in the title and submitted directly by the recommender to Catalyst.  If the recommender is not at the UW (i.e., does not have a UW NetID), the letter can be sent as an email attachment to Cynthia Morales at cmorales@uw.edu.
      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 them.
      • The applicant’s academic strengths and academic progress.

Submit applications and recommendations via Catalyst


For further information about the Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship, please contact GO-MAP at gomap@uw.edu or 206.543.9016.