October 21, 2020

Upcoming Panels in the ‘Removing Barriers to Scholarships & Fellowships’ series 


Meet the Selection Committee 

10/21/2020, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

A panel of faculty who frequently serve on selection committees for various scholarships or fellowships will share their insights. Although all fellowships are different, join us to learn about how selection committee members approach the process, what they’re hoping to learn from application materials, what to include about your personal experiences, and more.  Register to attend >


Dr. Chadwick Allen

Professor, Department of English, Adjunct Professor, American Indian Studies

Co-Director, Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Committees served: Fulbright US Student Program

Dr. Rick Bonus

Professor and Department Chair, American Ethnic Studies

Committees served: Foreign Language & Area Studies FellowshipBoren Awards, FulbrightLuce Scholars and Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarships

Dr. Cole A. DeForest

Dan Evans Career Development Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Core Faculty, Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Committees served: National Science Foundation Graduate Research FellowshipAmerican Chemical Society PMSE Future Faculty Symposium, and the Society for Biomaterials’ C. William Hall and Cato T. Laurencin Scholarships

Opening the Door to Letters of Recommendation  

10/27/2020, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Who do I ask for letters of recommendation? How do I ask them? A panel of faculty and staff members who frequently write recommendation letters share their perspectives on how to approach building your team of supporters and how you can support your recommenders in writing strongly for you. Register to attend >


Mary Denmon 

Associate Director, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Dr. Geneva Gay 

Professor, Department of Education

Dr. Linh Thủy Nguyễn 

Assistant Professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies

Dr. Jessica Salvador 

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Program

Jobs, Kids, School, and Finding Time: A Graduate Student Panel

11/04/2020, 6-7 p.m. 

How do you find the time to apply for funding while also juggling life responsibilities? Hear from graduate students who applied for funding while also juggling jobs, school, kids and other responsibilities. Register to attend >

About the series:   Removing barriers to scholarships & fellowships

A series of panels and sessions for students to improve access to funding

Fellowships and scholarships are part of our education system that often reflects and supports inequity. Many scholarship programs are attempting to address inequities, yet layers of institutional racism, classism and implicit bias persist and prevent full access to funding opportunities. This series will suggest strategies for navigating all aspects of the application process.

First-generation students, students of color, and students who identify as underrepresented within the university are particularly encouraged to attend, as are any students/alumni who would like to learn about applying for fellowships and scholarships.

Robyn Davis

Assistant Director, Office of Fellowships & Awards

The Graduate School, University of Washington

Communications 035A

Box 353770

Seattle, WA  98195-3770


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