UW Graduate School

Awards and Funding Resources

Graduate students may apply directly for the fellowships and scholarships listed here.

Departmental staff may request the awards listed below on behalf of graduate students through MyGrad at Admin > Awards > Requests > Request New Award. We don’t accept applications directly from students for these awards. 

Are you department staff and don’t have access to MyGrad? Request MyGrad access.

Top Scholar Awards

Top Scholar Awards help attract outstanding graduate students to the University of Washington.

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Conference Presentation Awards

Conference presentation awards assist graduate students who will present their work at conferences.

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General Tuition Waivers

Support students who receive significant funding through a nationally-competitive fellowship.

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International Student Tuition Waivers

Support international students who are in formal exchange programs at UW or are part of specific international education programs (e.g., Fulbright).

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Presidential Dissertation Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Support Ph.D. candidates in the final stages of writing a dissertation.

More on the Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Gerberding Rome Travel Fellowship

Supports graduate students enrolled in UW faculty-led programs at the UW Rome Center.

More on the Gerberding Rome Travel Fellowship