UW Campus Resources | External Resources: General, Life & Health Sciences, Diversity
UW Campus Resources
- Graduate Funding Information Services (GFIS) Available to UW students
GFIS helps students identify and use different resources to locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, and conference and research travel. GFIS advisors are available to meet with students one-on-one. Watch the GFIS Workshops for Masters or PhD students.
- UW Office of Student Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid awards and coordinates the major financial aid loan programs for graduate and professional students as well as need-based institutional grant programs.
- Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program
GO-MAP administers programs providing funding for underrepresented students whose individual experiences and/or academic interests will bring diversity to scholarly perspectives and endeavors, and to the academic community. GO-MAP funding is allocated on the basis of departmental nominations.
- UW Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards Available to UW students
The Office of Fellowships and Awards assists students by publicizing upcoming deadlines, providing some applications, and participating in the application process or administration of some campus-wide awards. The UW Graduate School also offers limited travel funding for conferences (student must be presenting). Departments apply for funding on behalf of students.
- UW Libraries Graduate Funding Database
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Life and Health Sciences
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- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: for minority students in STEM fields
- Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: for minority students in STEM fields
- American Association of University Women: fellowship and grant opportunities
- American Indian College Fund: Provides scholarships to students who will attend a tribal college.
- American Indian Endowed Scholarship: Administered via the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board:
- American Indian Education Foundation: Great resources for students going into both undergraduate and graduate programs; providing one-time emergency funds, school supply funds, and tuition scholarships.
- American Indian Graduate Center: Lists lots of different scholarships for different majors, degrees, interests.
- American Indian Learning Resource Center: Lists specific scholarships for Native students, also many of the large listings sites shown here.
- American Indian Scholarships Listings University of Miami
- Association on American Indian Affairs
- Catching the Dream (formerly Native American Scholarship Fund): Helps Native students gain the complete amount of money needed to actually attend college; requires students to have received scholarships already and supplements the rest
- College Scholarships.org: Searchable listings of different types of scholarships, and some tips for navigating different funding mechanisms (grants, loans, scholarships)
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): Not a scholarship, but many scholarship providers require that you submit one of these applications, and demonstrate Pell Grant eligibility
- FinAid.org: Tips and listings of all kinds of scholarships, including corporate sponsored and community-service
- Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
- McNair Scholars
- NIH - Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research: As part of an NIH-wide program, principal investigators holding NIGMS research grants may request supplemental funds to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from socially, culturally, economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.
- Scholarships.com: Listing searchable by major, grade, state, type of scholarship.
- Southern Regional Education Doctoral Studies Program: designed for minority Ph.D.-seekers
- Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board: Good resource for Washington State specific financial aid information and scholarship opportunities
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